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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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Storyline

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

The name of the ship in the movie is the "Mata Hari" (named for the famous spy). 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

Wynn Quantrill: We've both done weekend picketing.
[quietly]
Wynn Quantrill: As a matter of fact, we sponsored the Negro doctor and his wife when they moved into the development.
Dr. Sidney Schaefer: Well, the President will be very pleased to hear that.
Wynn Quantrill: That's great. If I do say so, it took a little courage. The Bullocks next door? Real right-wingers. American flag up every day. Real fascists. Ought to be gassed. You know the type.
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Crazy Credits

Film disclaimer: 'This film has not been made with the consent or cooperation of the Federal Board of Regulations (F.B.R.) or the Central Enquires Agency (C.E.A.). Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental, and so forth and so on. See more »

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Referenced in John Wayne: On Board with the Duke (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Inner Manipulations
Composed by Barry McGuire and Paul Potash
Sung by Barry McGuire
(A Dunhill Records Artist)
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This movie is groovy
28 January 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

To me this is the movie about the paranoia of the 1960s. Theodore Flicker has made a gem.

In my estimation this movie features the best performances by both James Coburn and Godfrey Cambridge. The beauty of the film is that it moves from serious tones to comedy to farce without effort.

I hope this is a movie that no one tries to remake. In today's market there would be a car chase and this would turn into an out and out thriller.

One of the best films of the 1960s. Go to your video store or your movie rental company and take this movie home today. Sit back and laugh.


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