Head of State Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Head of State the Movie

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Just because Rock played a director in "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" doesn't mean he can do it in real life, at least not yet. Rock plays Mays Gilliam, a D.C. alderman drafted to run for President after the unnamed party's candidates die in a plane crash. The party leadership doesn't want him to win, just provide diversity cred for the next election. With his brother Mitch (Mac) as running mate, Mays fights his handlers to create his own identity. Unfortunately, in the hands of writer and director Rock, candidate Rock isn't given much consistent identity to work with. Maybe with a proven director, and more than token effort at plot and characterization, this one might've been better.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 95 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Capitol Capers, Vote for Me!, Brothers & Sisters, African America
Chris Rock, Ali LeRoi
Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Dylan Baker, Nick Searcy, Lynn Whitfield, Robin Givens, Tamala Jones, Stephanie March, James Rebhorn, Keith David, Tracy Morgan, Robert Stanton, Jude Ciccolella, Nate Dogg
Donald E. Thorin
Chris Rock
Marcus Miller, David "DJ Quik" Blake
Whit Norris, John Pritchett, Stephen A. Rotter, Ray Kluga, Amanda Sanders, Steven Jordan
Ali LeRoi, Chris Rock, Michael Rotenberg, 3 Arts Productions, Dreamworks Pictures

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