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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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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
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I would buy this show today, 23 January 2007
Author: dallas4214 from United States

This was the funniest show of 1985 and it was tragic when they canceled it. I wish it was on DVD or video. I would buy it today. I believe it was so controversial that it scared the southern baptist coalition and republican party of things come. Obviously it was exactly 23 years ahead of its time. When President H. Clinton takes office I hope she will invite Patty Duke to the inauguration. The show touched on many issues that have come to life in recent years. Why was it canceled? If anyone has a tape of the show I would like to buy it. The characters were extremely realistic. If anyone knows when this show will be available on video please let me know.

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