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The President's Analyst (1967)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Godfrey Cambridge ...
Severn Darden ...
V.I. Kydor Kropotkin
Joan Delaney ...
Nan Butler
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Arlington Hewes (as Pat Harrington)
Barry McGuire ...
Old Wrangler
Jill Banner ...
Snow White
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Ethan Allan Cocket
Walter Burke ...
Henry Lux
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Dr. Lee-Evans
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Wynn Quantrill
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Jeff Quantrill
Sheldon Collins ...
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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Only two people on earth want Sidney Schaefer alive. Sidney Schaefer. And the President of the United States. See more »


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21 December 1967 (USA)  »

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T.P.A.  »

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Trivia

During the filming of this movie on the lower west side of NYC James Coburn was being chased by two fellow actors who were dressed as uniformed cops. Shouting "Stop Stop", they chased Coburn around a corner and into a real on-duty uniformed NYC police officer. The officer dropped Coburn with one blow from his nightstick. Coburn had to seek medical treatment which subsequently stopped the filming for a time. See more »

Goofs

Don gives Sidney an ID badge. Looking over Sidney's shoulder, both hands are on the ID, but when seen from the front his hands are apart and the ID is in his right hand. See more »

Quotes

Bing Quantrill: Hey, Dad. You want the Magnum .357 in the house?
Wynn Quantrill: Darn it, Bing. I told you not to play around with my guns. No, I do not want that in the house. That is my car gun. My house gun is already in the house. Now, put that back in the glove compartment, and don't let me catch you fooling with my guns again.
Bing Quantrill: I'm sorry, Dad.
Wynn Quantrill: Great kid.
Dr. Sidney Schaefer: I thought you said you were an accountant.
Wynn Quantrill: I am.
Dr. Sidney Schaefer: Why do you have all these guns around, then?
Wynn Quantrill: You know.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) See more »

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She's Ready to Be Free
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An all time comedy!
29 July 1999 | by (Birmingham, Alabama) – See all my reviews

James Coburn...............at his best!

Godfrey Cambridge......at his best!

Severn Darden..............at his best!

Did you think Dr. Strangelove was the best satire of the '60s? Then you never saw this movie. WHAT A HOOT!

There's poor James Coburn, on the lam, hiding out with a "typical American family" picked at random. They go to dinner in NYC, and suddenly the spies of many nations leap out from everywhere. The couple's eyes light up! Mom yells, "MUGGERS!!!" Dad whips out a gun...Mom takes a karate stance...and they lay waste an entire street full of professional killers. Coburn escapes again.

There's subtle humor, whacky humor and very strange humor here. The FBI probably started dossiers on everybody involved.


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