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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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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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What really goes on at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? See more »

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25 December 1980 (USA)  »

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As Trapalhadas do Presidente  »

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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

Senator William 'Wild Bill' Hubley: Uh, yes, but that victory must be weighed against the fact that his opponents, the presidential and vice presidential candidates of my party were killed in that tragic automobile accident three days before the election.
TV Commentator Howard: And it must be remembered that nearly 30 million Americans actually voted for the two corpses.
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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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