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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 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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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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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Panpiper Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The secret White House elevator Sydney takes have doors that make the same noise as the doors on Star Trek (1966) as they open. See more »

Goofs

After the dinner on the boat, Sydney leaves the dining room, followed by Kropotkin, who is not wearing his captain cap. When the two are going down a flight of stairs, we can clearly see that Kropotkin has his two hands empty. In the next shot, on the lower deck, he has the cap on his head. See more »

Quotes

Nan Butler: [indicating blinking red alarm light] What's that all about?
Dr. Sidney Schaefer: It's him! He needs me.
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Crazy Credits

In opening credits: "and introducing Joan Delaney as Nan" See more »

Alternate Versions

There are a couple of scenes missing from the film in its present state; one early scene at an avant-garde movie house where Dr. Schafer meets Nan; and a segment in the Dr.'s nightmare involving disembodied eyeballs (lifted from a bad 3-D film). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Analyze This (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Inner Manipulations
Composed by Barry McGuire and Paul Potash
Sung by Barry McGuire
(A Dunhill Records Artist)
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4 August 2001 | by mercuryixSee all my reviews

I forgot what a masterpiece of paranoia this movie is; only in this

case, it isn't paranoia, everyone really IS out to get you! This is

James Coburn's best performance in my opinion, as a psychiatrist

who has been conscripted to become the President's analyst, and

when he decides to quit, discovers just how disposal American

citizens are. This is my pick for THE paranoia movie of the 1960s.

That this movie came out in 1967 is incredible; it deals with

assassination carried out casually by the FBI, the CIA, the violence

that has been absorbed as wholesome by America, the escape

from violence into sex and drugs, and much, much more, all

during the time of the Vietnam War and zero tolerance for differing

views. The speech by the black FBI agent in the beginning on

how he discovered racism is especially painful, and remarkable

given the time period.

The movie is hysterically funny, cynical, black, and most ironically,

hopeful, and a must-see for any film lover. The script is terrific, but

the direction stands out in the inspired camerawork. This

obviously was a labor of love by the director/writer, and

interestingly, one of only two or three non-t.v. films he ever directed.

If you see it, you may be bored by today's sex and gore standards.

But if you remember the 60s, keep them in mind when you see

this film. You'll wonder how it ever got made.

Ten out of ten stars, because there isn't anything I can find wrong

with this film; it's brilliant in every aspect.


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