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First Family

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An American president and his family seem a likely satirical target for the acerbic wit of Buck Henry--scripter of CATCH-22, coscripter of THE GRADUATE--yet Henry's directorial debut is a resounding failure. Bob Newhart is President Manfred Link, and Gilda… (more)

Released: 1980

Rating: R

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An American president and his family seem a likely satirical target for the acerbic wit of Buck Henry--scripter of CATCH-22, coscripter of THE GRADUATE--yet Henry's directorial debut is a resounding failure. Bob Newhart is President Manfred Link, and Gilda Radner is Gloria, the First

Daughter. When Gloria is kidnaped in Africa by a tribe bent on sacrificing her, Daddy comes up with an offer the tribesmen can't refuse. Filled with illogical situations and juvenile humor, FIRST FAMILY will have trouble getting anybody's vote.