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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 ...
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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

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

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

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If you love these actors, avoid this film at all costs.
9 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This morning they were playing old Howard Stern interviews on Sirius and one of them was with Gilda Radner, and sadly every time I see or hear her I'm reminded of this train wreck of a movie. We were four couples all devoted fans of the cast members and Buck Henry and forty years later we are all still scarred by this atrocity. Sometimes we hear the phrase, "A one-joke film", if only… In the Trivia caption of this movie it was said that the ending was rewritten because of negative feedback from audiences. The beginning and middle should have been rewritten, although I don't know that the ending we saw could have been worse. I believe that most of the other reviewers are in agreement that what makes this film so bad is the waste of the talents of these fine comedians.

One reviewer stated that this was the only movie he ever walked out on. We too were tempted, but I think we were hoping for something redeeming to save The First Family, sadly that was not to be.


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