The President’s Analyst

He’s not crazy, but it might help if he was.

Decades before The Sopranos had its mob boss pour out his secrets to his psychiatrist, this dark comedy had the U.S. President do the same.

The good doctor he’s talking to — who gets trapped in a world of spies, lies, and dangerous thighs — is played by James Coburn, who makes manic look good.

On the run from the CIA, FBI, and KGB, he finds the greatest threat is a group of robots calling themselves The Phone Company.

A prime slice of ’60s kookiness, this is ripe to be rediscovered.

 

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