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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 ... See full summary »

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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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English

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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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So-so Series, But One Great Joke
4 October 2006 | by dcjimdSee all my reviews

In her autobiography, Patty Duke claimed that this series failed because "Viewers couldn't accept the idea of a woman President." Not hardly, it just wasn't a very good show overall. But it did have one great comedy scene in one episode that I still remember and laugh inside when I do.

The scene took place at KGB headquarters in an office where two Russian agents were talking about something or other. People were going in and out of the office and every time the door was opened you would hear someone off-camera screaming in pain (obviously some poor soul being interrogated in one of the KGB's torture chambers.) The conversation between the two agents went on until finally someone opened the door and there was no screaming to be heard. When that happened, one of the two KGB men jumped up, ran to the door and shouted down the hallway, "Get back to work!" Immediately the screaming resumed.

Priceless.


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