Greetings and salutations all. Tonight is the highly anticipated debate between US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But this is redmangoreviews not The New York Post so we are here to talk movies not politics.
So in the spirit of US elections, and in an effort to lighten things up a bit, we present 10 Fictional US Presidents who would likely not make it past one term. Here we go:
#10 Harrison Ford – President James Marshall, Air Force One (1997)
Harrison Ford played one cool Pres in this 90s action thriller and uttered the famous line “get off my plane” before ending Gary Oldman. Unfortunately with a security apparatus that was so easily infiltrated that terrorists could capture Air Force One he would likely be poisoned or stabbed by some traitor before his second term.
#9 Gene Hackman – President Alan Richmond, Absolute Power (1997)
President Richmond really likes the ladies, likes the rough stuff in bed and does not mind covering up the odd murder or two. His appetites would have him serving time in prison before serving a second presidential term.
#8 Kevin James – President William Cooper, Pixels (2015)
Reason: People realise he’s a buffoon
In a movie where aliens use 80s video game characters to attack the Earth the most ridiculous thing is Kevin James as President. After his first term people would likely wake from their stupor and vote this bumbling idiot out of office.
#7 Donald Moffat – President Bennett, Clear and Present Danger (1994)
President Bennett, who is not fond of junkyard dogs or people who bark like them, has no problems getting his hands a little dirty. He would likely be impeached before his first term was over. And to paraphrase Tywin Lannister: “A President who has tell people he’s the President is no President”.
#6 Billy Bob Thornton – The President, Love Actually (2003)
Reason: Sex Scandal
Keep it in your pants Thornton! If this unnamed oversexed President is harassing women across the pond he is also doing it on home soil as well. One or more sex scandals would likely end his hopes for re-election.
#5 Terry Crews – President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, Idiocracy (2006)
Reason: Accidental suicide
The most buff President on the list and the one with the longest name this Commander in Chief likes his big guns and big vehicles. The bigger the better. And he is also not the brightest of bulbs. I foresee him attempting a filibuster via grenade and accidentally blowing himself up.
#4 Lloyd Bridges – President Thomas “Tug” Benson, Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
Reason: Killed on “mission”
Tug Benson, played by the late Lloyd Bridges, got updated from naval admiral to President in this comedy sequel. A firm believer in leading from in front old Tug even went to Iraq to face off against Saddam Hussein one on one. He would likely be killed in action during another crazy and ill advised unauthorized mission.
#3 Morgan Freeman – President Tom Beck, Deep Impact (1998)
Reason: World falls into disorder
It’s tough being a President during a time of crisis and there is no bigger crisis than an asteroid hurtling towards the Earth. But at least you have the soothing voice of Morgan Freeman as President Beck to keep us all calm and collected. At least until the asteroid hits, millions die and the US and the rest of the world falls into anarchy. No need for presidents in a post-asteroid apocalypse.
#2 Donald Pleasence – President White, Escape from New York (1981)
Reason: Random death
If you think you are having a bad day at least you are not President White, who survives a crash in Air Force One only to be captured by prisoners on Manhattan which has been converted to a maximum security prison. With his luck he would probably break his neck from slipping on a banana peel or get crushed by a falling piano.
#1 Leslie Nielsen – President Harris, Scary Movie 3 (2003) and 4 (2005)
Reason: Accidental World Destruction
Late lovable comic actor Leslie Nielen played a bumbling President in these two parody movies. Calling him “not the sharpest tool in the shed” is being kind. Having to face off against aliens not once but twice President Harris would likely face another invasion and this time accidentally sign away the planet thinking it was a bill for dry cleaning or something. And if the world gets overtaken or destroyed by aliens he, nor any other president, would be getting a second term in office.
So did I leave out any of your favorite fictional US Presidents that would be on the chopping block? Feel free to comment below and if you enjoyed this you can share with your peeps. Sharing is caring.
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