Dave So What Do You Think of My Singing

Dave So What Do You Think of My Singing


is a 1993 flick about an affable temp bureau owner with an uncanny resemblance to the U.S. President. To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the President goes into a coma, he is put in his identify.

Directed past Ivan Reitman. Written by Gary Ross.

In a state where anybody can become President, anybody but did.

Dave Kovic


  • She’s great. She’southward really exotic. She’s a princess. She’s Polynesian — well, half Polynesian, and one-half American. She’s… Amnesian.
  • [singing in the shower]
    Hail to the primary / He’s the one we all say “Hail” to. / We all say “Hail” / ‘Cause he keeps himself so make clean! / He’s got the power, / That’s why he’s in the shower…
  • If you’ve ever seen the look on somebody’s face the day they finally get a job, I’ve had some experience with this, they look like they could wing. And information technology’s not about the paycheck, it’s about respect, it’s about looking in the mirror and knowing that y’all’ve done something valuable with your day. And if i person could starting time to experience this way, and and so another person, so some other person, soon all these other issues may non seem so impossible. You don’t really know how much y’all can do until y’all, stand up up and make up one’s mind to try.
  • I forgot that I was hired to do a job for yous and that it was just a temp task at that. I forgot that I had two hundred and fifty million people who were paying me to make their lives a piffling better and I didn’t live up to my role of the bargain. See, at that place are sure things you should await from a President. I ought to intendance more than about you than I do about me… I ought to care more than near what’s right than I do almost what’s popular. I ought to be willing to give this whole affair up for something I believe in.
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Alan Reed: Bob, at some point we’re gonna accept to telephone call the Vice President.
Bob Alexander: Don’t phone call the Vice President.
Alan Reed: What?
Bob Alexander: Just don’t call him, Al.
Alan Reed: The guy’south in a coma, Bob.
Bob Alexander: I don’t requite a shit.
Alan Reed: Bob.
Bob Alexander: This is mine, Alan. All mine. I made him, I congenital him. And no Boy Scout is going to come in here and take it abroad from me, just because he happens to be Vice President of the U.s..

Dave: She hates Me.
Alan Reed & Bob Alexander: Yes!

Dave: And so uh your job is to protect the president all the time, that’s that’southward your whole job Right?
Duane: Yes.
Dave: Practise you take a gun?
Duane: Yeah.
Dave: You ever use it?
Duane: Not yet.
Dave: You know, I’ve ever wondered about you guys. You know, about how you’re trained to have a bullet for the president?
Duane: What virtually it?
Dave: Is that really true? I hateful, would you permit yourself be killed to save his life?
Duane: Certainly.
Dave: So, now that means you’d go killed for me too.

[reviewing the upkeep]
According to the OMB, nosotros have seventeen defence contractors who are delinquent in their contracts. Is this true, Frank?
Director of OMB: Uh, I believe so, yes.
Dave: And so, even though they’re late, we keep paying them on time?
Director of OMB: Well, in a sense…
[glances at the cameras]

Dave: I don’t want to tell some eight-twelvemonth-erstwhile kid he’south gotta slumber in the street because we want people to experience ameliorate about their car. Do
want to tell them that?
Secretary of Commerce: No, sir. No, I sure don’t.
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Bob Alexander: I’m going to kill him.
Alan Reed: You can’t kill a President.
Bob Alexander: He’south not a President. He’due south an ordinary person. I can kill an ordinary person.
Alan Reed: Bob.
Bob Alexander: I can kill a hundred ordinary people.

Bob Alexander: What exercise you lot recall you lot’re doing?
Dave: What? Oh, you mean the press conference. I had a couple of ideas that I wanted to share with the country.
Bob Alexander: Share? Share? You don’t call a printing conference.
call a printing briefing. You’re nothing. Exercise you understand? Y’all’re nobody.
Dave: I’chiliad not nobody.
Bob Alexander: You lot’re LINT! You’re a FLEA! You’re a Blip!
Dave: Well… maybe I am. But yous’re fired.

Ellen Mitchell:
[after Dave reveals his true identity to Ellen]
So, what do you do for a living?
Dave: You hateful, when I’grand non running the country?
Ellen Mitchell: Aye.
Dave: I run a temp bureau. You lot know, secretaries and stuff.
Ellen Mitchell: So y’all detect people jobs.
Dave: Yes.
[Ellen chuckles]
Dave: What? What’southward then funny?
Ellen Mitchell: It’s just, information technology’s more than than most people do around here.



  • In a country where everyone tin can become President, anybody just did.
  • Dave Kovic was an ordinary guy who was asked to impersonate the President. When they gave him a chance to make the country better…he did.



  • Kevin Kline – Dave Kovic / Bill Mitchell
  • Sigourney Weaver – Ellen Mitchell
  • Frank Langella – Bob Alexander
  • Kevin Dunn – Alan Reed
  • Ving Rhames – Duane Stevenson
  • Ben Kingsley – Vice-President Nance
  • Charles Grodin – Murray Blum
  • Stephen Root – Don Durenberger
  • Tom Dugan – Jerry
  • Faith Prince – Alice
  • Laura Linney – Randi
  • Bonnie Hunt – White House Tour Guide
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External links



  • Dave
    quotes at the Internet Pic Database
  • Dave
    at Rotten Tomatoes

Dave So What Do You Think of My Singing

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