First Family (film)

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First Family
First Family (Film).jpg
Directed by Buck Henry
Produced by Daniel Melnick
Written by Buck Henry
Starring Gilda Radner
Bob Newhart
Madeline Kahn
Richard Benjamin
Bob Dishy
Harvey Korman
Austin Pendleton
Rip Torn
Fred Willard
Music by Ralph Burns
Cinematography Fred J. Koenekamp
Edited by Stu Linder, Susan Martin
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates December 25, 1980
Running time 100 minutes
Country  United States
Language English
Box office $15,198,912

First Family is an American comedy film released in 1980 starring Gilda Radner, Bob Newhart, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Rip Torn, Austin Pendleton, Fred Willard, and Richard Benjamin. It was written and directed by Buck Henry.

Plot summary[edit]

Manfred Link is the President of the United States. He and the usually tipsy First Lady have a 28-year-old, sex-starved daughter named Gloria.

The President is surrounded by a number of eccentric staffers and allies, including vice president Shockley, ambassador Spender, press secretary Bunthorne and a presidential aide named Feebleman. He also is advised by General Dumpston, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The administration needs the support of the (fictional) African nation of Upper Gorm for an upcoming vote and must deal with Longo, that country's United Nations ambassador. Unfortunately, it can find only one American who knows how to speak the Upper Gormese language, a man named Alexander Grade.

As best they can understand it, the ruler of Upper Gorm wants, in exchange, a number of Americans sent to his land so that his country, like the United States, can know what it's like to have an oppressed minority. Gloria is kidnapped and Americans are transported to Africa like slaves.

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External links[edit]

First Family at the Internet Movie Database