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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. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


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


Buck Henry
Daniel Melnick
Buck Henry
Fred Koenekamp
Stu Linder
Phil Rawlins
Associate Producer
Rick Simpson
Set Designer
Les Fresholtz
Sound/Sound Designer
Tex Rudloff
Sound/Sound Designer
Jerry Jost
Sound/Sound Designer