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Release Date:
9 April 1985 (USA) See more »
Julia Mansfield is the first woman to be elected President of the United States. In addition to dealing... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 14)

Patty Duke ... President Julia Mansfield (7 episodes, 1985)

Ted Bessell ... Gen. Oliver Mansfield (7 episodes, 1985)

Quinn Cummings ... Lucy Mansfield (7 episodes, 1985)

Ricky Paull Goldin ... Doug Mansfield (7 episodes, 1985)

Dick Shawn ... Ivan Zolotov (6 episodes, 1985)

Richard Paul ... Rev. Billy Joe Bickerstaff (6 episodes, 1985)
Burton Gilliam ... Clovis Montgomery (3 episodes, 1985)

Pat Hingle ... Lamar Montgomery (3 episodes, 1985)
Reuven Bar-Yotam ... Nikita (2 episodes, 1985)

Alexa Hamilton ... Darlene Lubin (2 episodes, 1985)

Rose Marie ... Sylvia (2 episodes, 1985)

John Vernon ... Gen. Hannibal Stryker / ... (2 episodes, 1985)

George Wyner ... Irving Metzman (2 episodes, 1985)

Series Directed by
J.D. Lobue (7 episodes, 1985)
Series Writing credits
Susan Harris (7 episodes, 1985)
Mort Nathan (2 episodes, 1985)

Paul Junger Witt (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Paul Junger Witt .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1985)
Tony Thomas .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1985)
Marsha Posner Williams .... co-producer / producer (7 episodes, 1985)

Harry Waterson .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
George Aliceson Tipton (1 episode, 1985)
Series Casting by
Marsha Kleinman (1 episode, 1985)
Series Production Design by
Edward Stephenson (1 episode, 1985)
Series Costume Design by
Judy Evans (1 episode, 1985)
Series Makeup Department
Joel Israel .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1985)
Bobbe Joy .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1985)

Dale Miller .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Michael Riolo .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 1985)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Richard Banicki .... associate director (1 episode, 1985)
Gary Shimokawa .... associate director (1 episode, 1985)
Series Sound Department
Nick Kleissas .... audio (1 episode, 1985)
Allen Patapoff .... re-recording (1 episode, 1985)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dale Carlson .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1985)
Stephen A. Jones .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1985)
Series Casting Department
Kathleen Letterie .... casting associate (1 episode, 1985)
Jeff Oshen .... casting associate (1 episode, 1985)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Hodge .... costumer (1 episode, 1985)
Rhoda Yarbrough .... costumer (1 episode, 1985)
Series Editorial Department
Skip Collector .... editorial assembly (1 episode, 1985)
Adria Horton .... post-production coordinator (1 episode, 1985)
Lex Passaris .... editorial assistant (1 episode, 1985)
Series Music Department
Scott Gale .... music coordinator (1 episode, 1985)
Series Other crew
Steve Greenberg .... title designer / main title graphics (7 episodes, 1985)

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30 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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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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A Brief but still Very Nostalgic Trip & Reminiscence., 3 July 2006
Author: Stebaer4 from United States

It's no wonder that it's so easily forgotten because it made TV Guide as being in the Summer of 1985 the most offensive Show but what can I say but as My Mom & me agree it more than was just in style to make fun of our most serious enemies of which the Russians were during The Cold War of which more or less ended during 1989 with the Tearing down of The Berlin Wall.But back to this show & another reminiscence behind it is when the night of a lost Relative's Wake I was watching an episode of this one night of this year along with practicing the reading for the Funeral the next day.But Back to the episode of that night.When The President's Son said he only said what he felt she then said "Well think before you feel & feel more positively."Something like this? But as you can see it's no wonder reviews say that Commander in Chief is both abc's & TV's 1st TV show about a Woman President.However American History is still American History & should not be forgot keep your eye on the grand old flag.I also personally thought at the time that I saw this show that it wasn't fair to take a nice dream like this & make it offensive.

They're 3 supposed reasons that this went off the air one that it was TV's Most offensive show at the time,the other that it was to much of a copy of the old night time Soap called "Soap" & the other that the producer(s) of this had a choice to continue with this or do "The Golden Girls" instead of which would/did come out later this same year.

Next Look into Madam Secretary with Tea' Leone on Sunday nights & see if it lasts long at all or even long enough for her to be promoted to Madame President? Maybe this,Kisses for my President,& Commander in Chief & now even Madame Secretary could suitably turn up on both We/Women's entertainment & Lifetime Television. Little additions and/or editings were just added today on October 12,2014 and suitably for Colubus Day which fell on a Sunday for a Holiday Weekend.

Patriotically, Stephen "Steve" G. Baer a.k.a. "Ste" of Framingham,Ma.USA

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