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The President's Analyst (1967)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 21 December 1967 (USA)
When the overworked and stressed-out White House presidential shrink runs away, the CEA and the FBR scramble to retrieve him before he could be abducted by various competing foreign intelligence services.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Coburn ... Dr. Sidney Schaefer
Godfrey Cambridge ... Don Masters
Severn Darden ... Kropotkin
Joan Delaney ... Nan Butler
Pat Harrington Jr. ... Arlington Hewes (as Pat Harrington)
Barry McGuire Barry McGuire ... Old Wrangler
Jill Banner ... Snow White
Eduard Franz ... Ethan Allan Cocket
Walter Burke ... Henry Lux
Will Geer ... Dr. Lee-Evan
William Daniels ... Wynn Quantrill
Joan Darling ... Jeff Quantrill
Sheldon Collins ... Bing Quantrill
Arte Johnson ... Sullivan
Martin Horsey Martin Horsey ... 1st Puddlian
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Storyline

At first, Dr. Sidney Schaefer feels honored and thrilled to be offered the job of the President's Analyst. But then the stress of the job and the paranoid spies that come with a sensitive government position get to him, and he runs away. Now spies from all over the world are after him, either to get him for their own side or to kill him and prevent someone else from getting him. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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The picture dedicated to life, liberty and the pursuit of happenings. See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

The name of the ship in the movie is the "Mata Hari" (named for the famous spy). See more »

Goofs

When Sydney and Kropotkin are talking, they lie on a couch. Under Sydney's head, there is something like a cushion (purple). On the close-up of Sydney's head, the cushion is missing. See more »

Quotes

V.I. Kydor Kropotkin: Look, you want to save the world? You're the great humanitarian? Take the gun!
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Crazy Credits

Film disclaimer: 'This film has not been made with the consent or cooperation of the Federal Board of Regulations (F.B.R.) or the Central Enquires Agency (C.E.A.). Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental, and so forth and so on. See more »

Alternate Versions

Due to a copyright dispute, all recent video and laserdisc releases omit a sequence featuring songs by Barry McGuire on the soundtrack. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hudson Hawk (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Joy to the World
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Music attributed to George Frideric Handel
Words by Isaac Watts (1719)
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"Very good, indeed!"
4 November 2002 | by craigjclarkSee all my reviews

"The President's Analyst" is a satirical counter-culture classic that takes aim at everything and everyone, including the counter culture itself. It's also endlessly quotable and is probably the only movie where you'll hear a line like "Don't say Chinks. Say Chinese restaurant. Chinks is bigoted." Absolutely golden.

My father used to work for The Phone Company and he absolutely loved this movie, as did I from the first time I saw it. I taped it off AMC years ago before they turned evil (back when there were no commercial breaks and they still showed plenty of films letterboxed), and I wouldn't part with my tape for anything in the world -- expect maybe a special edition DVD with all of the original footage and music restored.

To anyone who says this film is boring or unfunny, I say, "Poppycock!"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 December 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

T.P.A. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Panpiper Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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