What would happen if the American public got the leader it deserved? Peter Sellers plays an innocent and illiterate gardener who ends up the most influential man in Washington, D.C.--simply by Being There. Gentle and slow-witted Chance (Sellers) tends a garden on a palatial estate and knows nothing of the outside world except what he sees watching television. Then a limousine hits him, and everything changes. Elevated to celebrity status by the limousine's powerful passenger, Eve Rand (Shirley MacLaine), Chance charms everyone, including the President of the United States (Jack Warden). Can his simple but wise gardening metaphors solve the country's complex problems? Chance helps peace grow and flourish in this comic, cautionary fable about the power of simplicity.
Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart, Ruth Attaway, David Clennon, Fran Brill, Denise DuBarry, Oteil Burbridge, Ravenell Keller III
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