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Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (1971)

| Short, Comedy | TV Short
This mockumentary follows the fictional career of Harvey Wallinger, ostensible chief aide and adviser to Richard Nixon, from Nixon's time as Eisenhower's vice-president through his loss in ... See full summary »

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Woody Allen

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Woody Allen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Woody Allen ... Harvey Wallinger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Ackroyd David Ackroyd
Wil Albert Wil Albert
Conrad Bain
Court Benson Court Benson
Milo Boulton Milo Boulton
Harold Chidhoff Harold Chidhoff
Jean David Jean David
Jean De Baer Jean De Baer ... (as Jeanne De Baer)
Richard M. Dixon Richard M. Dixon ... President Richard M. Nixon
Abe Drazen Abe Drazen
Dan Frazer
Reed Hadley ... Narrator
Graham Jarvis
Mitchell Jason Mitchell Jason
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This mockumentary follows the fictional career of Harvey Wallinger, ostensible chief aide and adviser to Richard Nixon, from Nixon's time as Eisenhower's vice-president through his loss in the 1960 election to John F. Kennedy to his own eventual election as U.S. president in 1968. Wallinger gives Nixon advice over the course of his career and, in numerous interviews, catalogs the attitudes, skills, and insight that made Nixon as great as Nixon thought he was. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Men of Crisis See more »

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WNET Channel 13 New York See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This is the first of three times that Woody Allen and Diane Keaton played a married couple. The other two are Love and Death (1975) and Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993). See more »

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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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A gem
9 February 2003 | by namtab29See all my reviews

This is a little seen short film written, directed, and starring Woody, as the title character, Harvey Wallinger--close personal confidant of Pres Nixon. Using skillfully edited footage, Woody inserts himself amid real documentary footage of Nixon and Agnew. Some of the material is unbelievable--where ever did he get it? It also stars two of Woody's staples--Diane Keaton and Louise Lasser, and they are hilarious as well. It holds up to repeat viewings very well, and in fact one joke (involving the NY Times) is so funny that i laugh out loud every time i hear it. Woody's absolute disgust with Nixon comes through, and overall this special seems a tad more nasty than i think the Woodman is known for, which (to me) makes it even funnier. One of Woody's funniest movies, even if it is only about a half hour long. Find it on Ebay if you can!


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