R | | Comedy
Bob Newhart stars as President Manfred Link in this zany, wonderfully cast comedy from veteran funnyman Buck Henry (Heaven Can Wait, The Graduate).
The ending was re-shot a few weeks before the film opened because the audience reactions at the test screening had been overwhelmingly negative.
President Mazai Kalundra:
We have a healthy, hard working, population. We have ancient, noble religious traditions. Strong economy. Splendid climate. In fact, we have all the requirements of the super state, but, one.
President Manfred Link: And what is that?
President Mazai Kalundra: Oh, can't you guess what it is?
President Manfred Link: No.
President Mazai Kalundra: A ...
Opening title card: Politics is not an exact science. --- Otto von Bismarck
$3,635,564 28 December 1980
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