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First Family (1980)

Bob Newhart stars as President Manfred Link in this zany, wonderfully cast comedy from veteran funnyman Buck Henry (Heaven Can Wait, The Graduate).

Director:

Buck Henry

Writer:

Buck Henry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gilda Radner ... Gloria Link
Bob Newhart ... President Manfred Link
Madeline Kahn ... Mrs. Constance Link
Richard Benjamin ... Press Secretary Bunthorne
Bob Dishy ... Vice-President William Shockley
Harvey Korman ... Ambassador Spender
Austin Pendleton ... Dr. Alexander Grade
Rip Torn ... General G. E. Dumpston
Fred Willard ... Presidential Assistant Feebleman
John Hancock ... President Mazai Kalundra
Julius Harris ... Ambassador Longo
Roger Bowen ... Senator William 'Wild Bill' Hubley
George J. Manos George J. Manos ... The Commander
Roger Aaron Brown ... Longo's Left Hand Man
Maurice Sherbanee ... Arab Delegate
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Bob Newhart stars as President Manfred Link in this zany, wonderfully cast comedy from veteran funnyman Buck Henry (Heaven Can Wait, The Graduate).

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Remember when comedy was king? Now he's President. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Trapalhadas do Presidente See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,635,564, 28 December 1980, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,198,912
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Madeline Kahn plays Gilda Radner's mother. In real-life, Kahn was only four years older than Radner. See more »

Quotes

Vice-President William Shockley: I can see a Nobel prize in your future.
Press Secretary Bunthorne: Mr. President. Mr. President, sir, I can predict an overwhelming majority to the polls.
Ambassador Spender: Manny, we've already opened negotiations with the upper Ghormese for an exclusive trade agreement.
President Manfred Link: I want a lot more vacations.
Vice-President William ShockleyPress Secretary BunthorneAmbassador Spender: Yes!
Vice-President William Shockley: Naturally, sir!
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Crazy Credits

The producers wish to thank the city of Washington D.C., and the Republic of Upper Gorm for their cooperation in the making of this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Delbert McClinton (1981) See more »

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A great comedy...in the first half.
14 June 1999 | by karloff-4See all my reviews

A great comedy...in the first half of the movie. Sad...very sad. I was laughing tears when I saw it the first time...and the second time...and the third time...etc. But what went wrong? The second half is sooooo boring and the humor is some kind of ... stupid! Did they change the writers in the middle of the movie? Or did they just had a few ideas to fill the first 45 min.? Nevertheless it's a great party-movie! But you will risk that your friends will fall asleep or go home earlier...after 'bout 45 min.(for some reason).


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