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The President's Analyst (1967)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 21 December 1967 (USA)
When the overworked and stressed-out White House presidential shrink runs away, the CEA and the FBR scramble to retrieve him before he could be abducted by various competing foreign intelligence services.
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V.I. Kydor Kropotkin
Joan Delaney ...
Nan Butler
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Arlington Hewes (as Pat Harrington)
Barry McGuire ...
Old Wrangler
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Ethan Allan Cocket
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Henry Lux
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Dr. Lee-Evans
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Wynn Quantrill
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Jeff Quantrill
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Bing Quantrill
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Sullivan
Martin Horsey ...
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At first, Dr. Sidney Schaefer feels honored and thrilled to be offered the job of the President's Analyst. But then the stress of the job and the paranoid spies that come with a sensitive government position get to him, and he runs away. Now spies from all over the world are after him, either to get him for their own side or to kill him and prevent someone else from getting him. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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The picture dedicated to life, liberty and the pursuit of happenings. See more »


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21 December 1967 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The San Francisco band Grateful Dead was asked to be in this film. They would have been a rock band that Dr. Schaefer winds up hanging out with. Unfortunately the band wanted complete control over that scene. See more »

Goofs

Sidney talks with Kropotkin while dinning. He says "who arrested your mother ?", Kropotkine answers "my father". Sidney is then seen with his left fist on his chin and he says "Hmmm...tell me about your mother". Between the "Hmmm" and "talk", he is now wiping his mouth with a napkin. See more »

Quotes

Ethan Allen Cocket, CEA Director: [defending Dr. Schaefer's right to keep his girlfriend] My dear Mister Lux, no man is an island; most of us require the warmth of human companionship.
Henry Lux, FBR Chief: Poppycock!
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Crazy Credits

In opening credits: "and introducing Joan Delaney as Nan" See more »


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Joy to the World
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Music attributed to George Frideric Handel
Words by Isaac Watts (1719)
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Over-looked gem
25 October 2000 | by (Surrey, England) – See all my reviews

Too many films want it both ways, but this is that rare example of a film that actually gets it. It genuinely is of its age - all swinging Sixties and cultural revolution - but it also sends all that up.

Read the plot elsewhere but suffice to say that those numb-nuts who believe it to be shambolic clearly don't know a carefully structured film when they see one. It's a comedy thriller that zips along whilst never missing an opportunity to provide some of the best satire you'll ever see on Flower Power, Psychiatry, American Liberalism and the Cold War.

Furthermore, for me, it's James Coburn's best performance because we get to see his comedic skills whilst at the same time get a generous slice of just what makes him the coolest cat ever to grace the silver screen.

I'm gobsmacked that this - one of my Top 25 films - is not considered a classic. For me it's up there with Dr Strangelove because it's got everything: great direction, a great great story, great dialogue, great sound-track, and did I mention the acting...?


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