Hail to the Chief (1985– )

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Julia Mansfield is the first woman to be elected President of the United States. In addition to dealing with the threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, spies in the cabinet, and ... See full summary »

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 President Julia Mansfield (7 episodes, 1985)
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 Gen. Oliver Mansfield (7 episodes, 1985)
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 Lucy Mansfield (7 episodes, 1985)
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 Doug Mansfield (7 episodes, 1985)
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 Ivan Zolotov (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Rev. Billy Joe Bickerstaff (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Clovis Montgomery (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Lamar Montgomery (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Nikita (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Darlene Lubin (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Sylvia (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Gen. Hannibal Stryker / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Irving Metzman (2 episodes, 1985)
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Julia Mansfield is the first woman to be elected President of the United States. In addition to dealing with the threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, spies in the cabinet, and personal attacks by a conservative religious leader, she also has to handle such personal problems as an impotent husband and a sex scandal involving her son. Written by Mike Konczewski

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9 April 1985 (USA)  »

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Vad har hänt, fru president?  »

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Actors who auditioned for the role of Gen. Oliver Mansfield include Dick Shawn (who was cast instead as Zolotov) and Spalding Gray. See more »

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Pretty funny 1980's sitcom
3 March 2005 | by (Orem, Utah) – See all my reviews

I remember this show being pretty funny. It would air well on Trio or Bravo back-to-back with Soap, as the two are similar in style and humor. Patty Duke was a good lead as Pres. Mansfield, and I remember Dick Shawn (LSD from the movie The Producers) having a blast as the Russian premier. Richard Paul was also good as a reverend who thought it was blasphemy to have a female president. It gave him good practice for when he'd start playing Rev. Jerry Falwell. (He played Falweel in The People vs. Larry Flynt and also in the 1990 TV-movie Fall from Grace, starring Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters and Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker.) Hopefully someday a cable channel will tire of the usual sitcom reruns and give this one a shot.


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