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The President's Analyst (1967)

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


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

Production Co:

Panpiper Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In one scene being shot on the lower west side of New York City, James Coburn was being chased by two uniformed NYPD officers, who were just actors playing New York cops. Shouting "Stop, stop", they chased Coburn around a corner and he ran into a real NYPD officer, who dropped him with one blow from his nightstick. Coburn had to seek medical treatment, which postponed the filming for a time. See more »

Goofs

Every line referring to the "FBR" or "CEA" is dubbed, often quite obviously. The actors were actually saying "FBI" and "CIA," but at the behest of the actual agencies the names were changed in post-production. See more »

Quotes

Don Masters, CEA Agent: What now?
V.I. Kydor Kropotkin: We blow the main power supply.
Don Masters, CEA Agent: Ok. What kind of time does that give us before the emergency power comes on?
V.I. Kydor Kropotkin: Ten, maybe twelve minutes. We've gotta rush.
Don Masters, CEA Agent: If we don't, what?
V.I. Kydor Kropotkin: We're going to have to kill our way out, okay? Shall we rescue our doctor?
Don Masters, CEA Agent: Yeah. If I don't resume my analysis pretty soon, I'm gonna flip out.
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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 »

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Referenced in Hudson Hawk (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Inner Manipulations
Composed by Barry McGuire and Paul Potash
Sung by Barry McGuire
(A Dunhill Records Artist)
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James Coburn Fantastic!
23 April 2005 | by jeffrey-83See all my reviews

This film is among my personal top five, and I am so thrilled that it's been forever preserved on DVD, with such a high quality encoding. It is brilliantly filmed, the dialog is witty, it is 1960s spy humor at it's best, the Lalo Schifrin soundtrack is a tasteful masterpiece on its own, and the direction captures a James Coburn with a male persona that rivals the best Sean Connery out there. This is a film that should be an integral part of any serious film study curriculum, and it may very well be in some schools for all we know.

This is nothing but a time capsule of a timeless masterpiece of film making.

Amazing work. I hope I can one day have lunch with someone who may have worked on this film, and express my gratitude. 'Nuff said. Get it on DVD widescreen and enjoy!


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