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First Family (1980)

Bob Newhart stars as President Manfred Link in this zany, wonderfully cast comedy from veteran funnyman Buck Henry (Heaven Can Wait, The Graduate).

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Cast

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Gloria Link
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President Manfred Link
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Mrs. Constance Link
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Press Secretary Bunthorne
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Vice-President William Shockley
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Ambassador Spender
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Dr. Alexander Grade
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General G. E. Dumpston
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Presidential Assistant Feebleman
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President Mazai Kalundra
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Ambassador Longo
Roger Bowen ...
Senator William 'Wild Bill' Hubley
George J. Manos ...
The Commander
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Longo's Left Hand Man
Maurice Sherbanee ...
Arab Delegate
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Bob Newhart stars as President Manfred Link in this zany, wonderfully cast comedy from veteran funnyman Buck Henry (Heaven Can Wait, The Graduate).

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"FIRST FAMILY" THE MOVIE Reminds you...On Tuesday, November 4th VOTE ...or you could have us for the next four years See more »

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25 December 1980 (USA)  »

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As Trapalhadas do Presidente  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Madeline Kahn plays Gilda Radner's mother. In real-life, Kahn was only four years older than Radner. See more »

Quotes

Ambassador Longo: May I have peas instead of beans?
Mrs. Constance Link: Yes.
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Crazy Credits

Opening title card: Politics is not an exact science. --- Otto von Bismarck See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Delbert McClinton (1981) See more »

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THE worst!
6 July 2003 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

Some of my favorite comedic actors, in possibly the worst movie I have ever seen. Half way through I had to walk out of the theater, to relieve my pain! That is the first and only time I have ever done that in 50 years. I just never hated a movie that much before, or since. Buck Henry is such a smart comedy writer; just don't know what happened here...


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