The President's Analyst (1967)
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as Dr. Sidney Schaefer
as Don Masters
as Nan Butler
as Arlington Hewes
as Old Wrangler
as Old Wrangler
as Snow White
as Ethan Allan Cocket
as Henry Lux
as Dr. Lee Evans
as Wynn Quantrill
as Jeff Quantrill
as Bing Quantrill
Critic Reviews for The President's Analyst
Theodore Flicker's genial exercise in comic paranoia re-emerges, for no apparent reason, a reasonably fit and funny artifact from the age of grooviness.
If Philip K. Dick had worked for Mad magazine, he might have come up with The President's Analyst.
The President's Analyst is a superior satire on some sacred cows, principally the lightly camouflaged FBI, hippies, psychiatry, liberal and conservative politics -- and the telephone company.
Overall it's hilarious stuff, held together by Coburn's tongue-in-cheek performance, one of his best.
Writer and director Theodore Flicker's satire is modern and biting, and there are many fine, subtle touches in the film.
Audience Reviews for The President's Analyst
This is one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen. I thought it was gonna be like 60s comedy cute but instead it's 60s psycho insanity which starts out as like a guy who gets hired to be the president's psychiatrist and then quickly dissolves into like spy vs spy paranoia and new jersey karate housewife and CIA kid and hippie van and LSD orgy and then like the ultimate bad guy beyond the russians or the chinese is like................. well, I don't want to spoil it but basically the movie ends in a spaceship shoot out. So many mixed messages about politics and surveillance and drugs and psychoanalysis. I feel like they shot Casino Royale and then they were like lets just reuse these sets. Get James Coburn in here. I'm shocked this got made. A+ would watch again.
This is such a great wacky adventure comedy movie, it's really different too, and I loved the crazy ending. I highly recommend it.
"In every country I've ever gone, people hate the phone company!" -- Russian spy Very funny and at times silly comedy about what befalls James Coburn once he thinks he's landed a dream job by becoming the President's personal shrink. But it turns out that many factions would be very interested in the secret thoughts of the leader of the free world! Coburn is very loose as the title character who grows increasingly paranoid about his position and becomes the target of an international manhunt. A whole lot of lampooning gets thrown into the mix, from psychiatrists, hippies, gun fanatics, government, bureaucracy, and yes, the phone company.
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