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Writer:
Theodore J. Flicker (written by)
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Release Date:
21 December 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Only two people on earth want Sidney Schaefer alive. Sidney Schaefer. And the President of the United States. See more »
Plot:
At first, Dr. Sidney Schaefer feels honored and thrilled to be offered the job of the President's Analyst... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Coburn ... Dr. Sidney Schaefer
Godfrey Cambridge ... Don Masters
Severn Darden ... V.I. Kydor Kropotkin
Joan Delaney ... Nan Butler

Pat Harrington Jr. ... Arlington Hewes (as Pat Harrington)
Barry McGuire ... Old Wrangler
Jill Banner ... Snow White

Eduard Franz ... Ethan Allan Cocket
Walter Burke ... Henry Lux

Will Geer ... Dr. Lee-Evans

William Daniels ... Wynn Quantrill

Joan Darling ... Jeff Quantrill
Sheldon Collins ... Bing Quantrill

Arte Johnson ... Sullivan
Martin Horsey ... 1st Puddlian
William Beckley ... 2nd Puddlian

Kathleen Hughes ... White House Tourist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walt Davis ... Phoneman (uncredited)
John Gunn ... FBR Agent (uncredited)
Pitt Herbert ... White House Tour Guide (uncredited)

Soon-Tek Oh ... Chinese Agent (uncredited)
Dyanne Thorne ... Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)

Hank Worden ... Dirty Old Man (uncredited)
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Directed by
Theodore J. Flicker 
 
Writing credits
Theodore J. Flicker (written by)

Produced by
Howard W. Koch .... executive producer
Stanley Rubin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Potash 
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
William A. Fraker (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Stuart H. Pappé 
 
Production Design by
Pato Guzman 
 
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Al Roelofs 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Arthur Krams 
 
Costume Design by
Jack Bear 
 
Makeup Department
Sugar Blymyer .... hair stylist (as Maryce Bates)
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
William Davidson .... unit production manager (as William C. Davidson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kurt Neumann .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Robert Post .... sound recordist (as Robert L. Post)
John Wilkinson .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... matte artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Roger Creed .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Duran .... stunts (uncredited)
Kenny Endoso .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Lerner .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Saito .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David M. Walsh .... camera operator (as David Walsh)
Joe Smith .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
The Clear Light .... music performers: "She's Ready to Be Free"
 
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Runtime:
103 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The name of the ship in the movie is the "Mata Hari" (named for the famous spy).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Nan is moved to a hotel, a camera shadow is visible on the CEA director and Sidney as the director pulls Sidney to the right.See more »
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Soundtrack:
She's Ready to Be FreeSee more »

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22 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Discover or Rediscover this movie, 4 August 2001
Author: mercuryix from Los Angeles

I forgot what a masterpiece of paranoia this movie is; only in this

case, it isn't paranoia, everyone really IS out to get you! This is

James Coburn's best performance in my opinion, as a psychiatrist

who has been conscripted to become the President's analyst, and

when he decides to quit, discovers just how disposal American

citizens are. This is my pick for THE paranoia movie of the 1960s.

That this movie came out in 1967 is incredible; it deals with

assassination carried out casually by the FBI, the CIA, the violence

that has been absorbed as wholesome by America, the escape

from violence into sex and drugs, and much, much more, all

during the time of the Vietnam War and zero tolerance for differing

views. The speech by the black FBI agent in the beginning on

how he discovered racism is especially painful, and remarkable

given the time period.

The movie is hysterically funny, cynical, black, and most ironically,

hopeful, and a must-see for any film lover. The script is terrific, but

the direction stands out in the inspired camerawork. This

obviously was a labor of love by the director/writer, and

interestingly, one of only two or three non-t.v. films he ever directed.

If you see it, you may be bored by today's sex and gore standards.

But if you remember the 60s, keep them in mind when you see

this film. You'll wonder how it ever got made.

Ten out of ten stars, because there isn't anything I can find wrong

with this film; it's brilliant in every aspect.

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