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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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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
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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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Remember when comedy was king? Now he's President.

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25 December 1980 (USA)  »

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As Trapalhadas do Presidente  »

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

Quotes

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

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Bad SNL skit wastes effort of fine cast
4 August 1999 | by (Birmingham, Alabama) – See all my reviews

Sometimes I awake in a cold sweat screaming, the nightmare always starts the same... I am watching First Family. This movie is so bad nearly twenty years later I am still upset at its mere mention. A waste of a great cast and an idea that while not academy award potential had some promise. My vote for worst movie ever...


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