Comedy-drama about a widowed US president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It’s all aboveboard, but “politics is perception” and sparks fly anyway.

President Andrew Shepherd: Michael Douglas, Sydney Ellen Wade: Annette Bening, AJ: Martin Sheen, Lewis: Michael J Fox

adate.wavAJ: “The president can’t just go out on a date.”

amprez01.wavLewis: Can I just state very clearly, I can’t be part of anything illegal.

dancer.wav – The man is the leader of the free world.  He’s brilliant, he’s funny, he’s an above-average dancer.

dinner.wavShepherd: What would happen if I called Sydney Wade and asked her to be my date for the State dinner on Thursday evening? – This isn’t happening to me.

dreaming.wavSydney: The President’s dreaming, AJ. The President [Sydney!] has critically misjudged reality.

girlfrnd.wav – Dig it Ms. Wade, you’re the President’s girlfriend.

go4it.wavShepherd: Lucy, are you okay with this? My having dinner with a lady? Lucy: Dad, it’s cool. Just… go for it.

kremlin.wavSydney: I’m having dinner at the Whitehouse. Assistant: I’m having lunch at the Kremlin.

love.wavShepherd: She didn’t say anything about me? AJ: Well, no, sir, but I could pass her a note before study hall.

withme.wavShepherd: Do you think there will ever be a time when you could stand in a room with me and not think of me as the President?