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Hail to the Chief 

Julia Mansfield is the first woman to be elected President of the United States. In addition to dealing with the threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, spies in the cabinet, and ... See full summary »

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Susan Harris
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1985  
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Complete series cast summary:
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
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Julia Mansfield is the first woman to be elected President of the United States. In addition to dealing with the threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, spies in the cabinet, and personal attacks by a conservative religious leader, she also has to handle such personal problems as an impotent husband and a sex scandal involving her son. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Comedy

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USA

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English

Release Date:

9 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vad har hänt, fru president? See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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Pretty funny 1980's sitcom
3 March 2005 | by KrillianSee all my reviews

I remember this show being pretty funny. It would air well on Trio or Bravo back-to-back with Soap, as the two are similar in style and humor. Patty Duke was a good lead as Pres. Mansfield, and I remember Dick Shawn (LSD from the movie The Producers) having a blast as the Russian premier. Richard Paul was also good as a reverend who thought it was blasphemy to have a female president. It gave him good practice for when he'd start playing Rev. Jerry Falwell. (He played Falweel in The People vs. Larry Flynt and also in the 1990 TV-movie Fall from Grace, starring Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters and Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker.) Hopefully someday a cable channel will tire of the usual sitcom reruns and give this one a shot.


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