- Status: Completed
- Score: 8/10
- Director: Hal Ashby
- Country: EnglishRussianItalian
- Year: 1979
- Duration: 130 min
- Genres: Comedy,Drama,
A simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.
Simple-minded gardener Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. home of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run-in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of Eve and her husband Ben, an influential but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, and an unlikely political insider.
Peter Sellers, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Ruth Attaway, Fran Brill, Oteil Burbridge, Brian Corrigan, Don Jacob, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Richard Basehart, David Clennon, Denise DuBarry, Ravenell Keller III, Alfie Brown,