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The President's Analyst -- 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 gets to him ...

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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:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An all time comedy! See more (62 total) »

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)

Stephen Young ... Man in Suit Killed With a Knife in the Beginning of the Movie (uncredited)

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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103 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
In one scene being shot on the lower west side of New York City, James Coburn was being chased by two uniformed NYPD officers, who were just actors playing New York cops. Shouting "Stop, stop", they chased Coburn around a corner and he ran into a real NYPD officer, who dropped him with one blow from his nightstick. Coburn had to seek medical treatment, which postponed the filming for a time.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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:
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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Soundtrack:
She's Ready to Be FreeSee more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
An all time comedy!, 29 July 1999
Author: SquirePM from Birmingham, Alabama

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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