First Family

1980

First Family

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Gilda Radner, Bob Newhart, and Madeline Kahn star in this comedy. The farce sends up an idiotic First Family in the persona of a bumbling president (Newhart), his semi-alcoholic wife (Kahn), and his oversexed daughter (Radner). Satirizing the artificial, formal speech of real-life First Families in television interviews, director Buck Henry carries this mode of speech into their private lives as well. The trio travel to an African country where the First Daughter is kidnapped and white Americans are traded as slaves in exchange for some special animal dung that is able to accelerate plant growth.

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Cast

Bob Newhart
as President Manfred Link
Gilda Radner
as Gloria Link
Fred Willard
as Presidential Assistant Feebleman
Richard Benjamin
as Press Secretary Bunthome
Bob Dishy
as Vice President Shockley
Madeline Kahn
as Mrs. Link
Julius Harris
as Ambassador Longo
Harvey Korman
as Ambassador Spender
Maurice Sherbanee
as Arab Delegate
Austin Pendleton
as Alexander Grade
Dudley Knight
as Secretary of Defense Springfield
Lou Felder
as Secretary of State Reigie
Buck Henry
as Fr. Sandstone
John Hancock
as President Mazai Kalundra
Rip Torn
as Gen. Dumpston
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