Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed, kicked out of the Army, and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. ... See full summary »
A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide and a captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post.
One night of 1881, Doc Holliday, a famous poker gambler, enters the 'No Name Saloon'. There, he challenges a man to poker, betting his horse against his opponent's wife. Doc wins and from ... See full summary »
Buck Henry's directorial debut is not a great movie, but pretty fun still. "First Family" is a sort of farce focusing on Pres. Manfred Link (Bob Newhart) and his family while he's trying to establish diplomatic relations with the African nation of Upper Gorm. When Link meets Upper Gorm's president, that makes it clear that the American mono-culture has truly gotten out of control! And after that, we find out some more about the past of the people in Link's cabinet.
Like I said, this is no masterpiece, but worth seeing. It's unclear whether Newhart is having a good or bad time with the role, but Madeline Kahn as his wife Constance appears to be doing OK, and Gilda Radner as daughter Gloria also appears to be doing OK. Richard Benjamin and Fred Willard, as the semi-embarrassing cabinet members, also have good roles. Sort of a weird movie, but it doesn't pretend to be anything else. Watch for Buck Henry as a priest.
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