The West Wing (1999–2006)
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Swiss Diplomacy 

A 15 year old boy needs a heart and lung transplant. He also happens to be the son of the Iranian Ayatollah who is not a supporter of the Bartlet Administration.

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Eli Attie | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn
Stockard Channing ... Abbey Bartlet
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet
Lily Tomlin ... Deborah Fiderer
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey
Tim Matheson ... Vice President John Hoynes
Geoff Pierson ... Senate Minority Leader Tripplehorn
Lucinda Jenney ... Karen Kroft
Danica McKellar ... Elsie Snuffin
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Storyline

In the days after the election the White House is faced with a tricky diplomatic situation when the Swiss ambassador meets Leo with a message from the leader of Iran (a country with no diplomatic ties to the US), requesting that his gravely ill son receive a heart and lung transplant, an operation which can only be performed in America. Meanwhile, Toby tries to get a job for a congresswoman who has lost her seat, and finds that her alliance with the White House may have permanently burned her credentials, and Josh must meet with the Vice President, who appears to be already kick starting the next presidential election, upsetting other democrats who want a fair fight. Written by Eddie G.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The joke "He doesn't want the best, he wants you" has been adapted for use in Sorkin's show Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. See more »

Goofs

At around 15:12 Josh looks directly to the camera, while saying "if you're saying there's a full-blown nomination...". See more »

Quotes

President Josiah Bartlet: That's just greedy. Real power is knowing when to leave a little something on the table.
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Connections

References The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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