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.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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