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First Family (1980)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  25 December 1980 (USA)
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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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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
John Hancock ...
President Mazai Kalundra
Julius Harris ...
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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Madeline Kahn plays Gilda Radner's mother. In real-life, Kahn was only 4 years older than Radner. See more »

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President Manfred Link: Try to handle this situation in the usual way, Bunny.
Press Secretary Bunthorne: Can I leak something?
President Manfred Link: Yes.
Press Secretary Bunthorne: Can I confirm something?
President Manfred Link: Yes.
Press Secretary Bunthorne: Can I deny something?
President Manfred Link: Yes, yes, yes. Try to make it look as though we're glad to have a lot of black people in the White House. Like we're-ah...
Press Secretary Bunthorne: Comfortable?
President Manfred Link: Exactly.
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Not even Madeline Kahn and Gilda Radner can save this one!
22 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First Family is a waste of time. It has a couple of funny moments, but thats about it. Buck Henry directs Bob Newhart, Harvey Korman, Rip Torn, Richard Benjamin, Fred Willard, Bob Dishy and two of the funniest ladies who ever lived Gilda Radner and my personal favorite movie actress of comedy Madeline Kahn. Ironically they play mother and daughter and in real life were only 5 years apart in age. Another sad thing is they were also very good friends and died of the same disease ovarian cancer just ten years apart. They deserved to be given a better script worth their extraordinary talents. On Saturday night live they were given better scripts. The only reason to watch this is because its the only film they ever made together. They could and should have been a female comedy team. But this is all we have.


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