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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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Cast

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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 ...
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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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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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Release Date:

21 December 1967 (USA)  »

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T.P.A.  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The subtitle option on the DVD translates the spoken Russian (between Kropotkin and his superior, and later with Masters greeting his old friend) into English. See more »

Goofs

Every line referring to the "FBR" or "CEA" is dubbed, often quite obviously. The actors were actually saying "FBI" and "CIA," but at the behest of the actual agencies the names were changed in post-production. See more »

Quotes

Don Masters, CEA Agent: I'm a CEA agent.
Dr. Sidney Schaefer: [rises from desk, walks over to read ID card] You ARE a CEA agent. And you really did kill someone!
Don Masters, CEA Agent: Ahhummm.
Dr. Sidney Schaefer: Fascinating, Don... I suppose it's the conditioning of motion pictures, or television, or maybe it's just it's the times we live in, but... killing is serious business, yet this little card makes it somehow less shocking... acceptable in a way! You mean to say you can actually legally kill someone?
Don Masters, CEA Agent: Yeah, and it bothers me sometimes that I don't feel guilty about it. Don't...
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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 Analyze This (1999) See more »

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She's Ready to Be Free
Composed and Sung by The Clear Light
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Paranoia at its best
17 September 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ok, I'll admit it. There are occasional days when, if you ask me my favorite movie of all time, this is the movie I'll name. Don't ask me why. Maybe it is my deep seated hatred and paranoia toward the phone company. Maybe it is just that this film captures my view of politics, diplomacy, and psycho analysis in a nutshell. Maybe it's just the way Coburn delivers the line "Canadian spies?" I don't know. Regardless, this, while it may not be the best movie ever made, is one of the most fun. Say it with me: "We are your phone company. . . "


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