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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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2 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Comedy

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R | See all certifications »
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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

The ending was re-shot a few weeks before the film opened because the audience reactions at the test screening had been overwhelmingly negative. See more »

Quotes

President Manfred Link: Chappelle Chardonnay 76.
Ambassador Longo: [converses with Grade]
Dr. Alexander Grade: Donkey blood, and cow urine. August.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

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A great comedy...in the first half.
14 June 1999 | by (Biberist, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

A great comedy...in the first half of the movie. Sad...very sad. I was laughing tears when I saw it the first time...and the second time...and the third time...etc. But what went wrong? The second half is sooooo boring and the humor is some kind of ... stupid! Did they change the writers in the middle of the movie? Or did they just had a few ideas to fill the first 45 min.? Nevertheless it's a great party-movie! But you will risk that your friends will fall asleep or go home earlier...after 'bout 45 min.(for some reason).


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