Available today on Blu-ray, DAVE is a political comedy/satire that shows what happens when a hapless and hopelessly honest ‘everyman’ (who happens to be the spitting image of a sitting U.S. President) takes office to hide the fact the Commander-In-Chief has slipped into a coma. Released in 1993, DAVE was directed by IVAN REITMAN from a screenplay by GARY ROSS and featured a brilliant cast that included KEVIN KLINE, SIGOURNEY WEAVER, FAITH PRINCE, KEVIN DUNN, VING RHAMES, BEN KINGSLEY and FRANK LANGELLA.
Primarily known, at the time, for such broad comedies as GHOSTBUSTERS and STRIPES, DAVE was a real change of pace for REITMAN. And it was a change that audiences seemed to appreciate. During our recent (and poorly lit) interview with the iconic director, he confessed a wish that he’d made more films like DAVE.