James Coburn-Dr. Sidney Schaefer
Godfrey Cambridge-Don Masters
Severn Darden-V.I. Kydor Kropotkin
Joan Delaney-Nan Butler
Pat Harrington Jr-Arlington Hewes
Barry McGuire-Old Wrangler
Jill Banner-Snow White
Eduard Franz-Ethan Allen Cocket
Walter Burke-Henry Lux
Will Geer-Dr. Lee-Evans
William Daniels-Wynn Quantrill
Joan Darling-Jeff Quantrill
Sheldon Collins-Bing Quantrill
Martin Horsey-1st Puddlian
William Beckley-2nd Puddlian
Kathleen Hughes-White House Tourist
John Gunn-FBR agent
Soon-Tek Oh-Chinese Agent
Dyanne Thorne-Cocktail Waitress
Hank Worden-Dirty Old Man
James Coburn plays Dr. Sidney Schaefer in this 1967 spy spoof. A New York psychiatrist by trade, Dr. Schaefer is recruited by a colleague to accept the President of the United States as his exclusive patient. Politically speaking, it may be beneficial to the country to adopt this idea today.
After his move to Washington D.C., Dr. schaefer becomes involved with a myriad of secretive government agencies. The constant interruptions to his private life by the president and the ever lingering spy groups cause so much stress that he eventually suffers a nervous breakdown.
He is forced to escape after figuring out that he knows too much to be allowed to leave gracefully. This leads to agents from our own country and from around the world trying to either kill or capture him because of the secrets he holds in his head. Even the Canadians are after him. His escape is accomplished with the help of a band of traveling hippies.
The main villain in this movie, however, is an unnamed entity that wishes to use Dr. Schaefer to brainwash the president and take control of everyone in the country.
Probably the most colorful characters in this film, aside from Dr. Schaefer, are political assassin Don Masters (played brilliantly by Godfrey Cambridge) and his KGB counterpart Kydor Kropotkin who is played by Severn Darden. There are also a host of other interesting characters in the movie.
Political correctness alert: Anyone who is thin skinned or easily offended (politicians and vegetarians for example) should avoid this film because nothing is sacred in it. The story pokes fun at virtually everything it can.
There are some dated parts in this movie but overall it is very entertaining.
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