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Julia Mansfield is the first woman to be elected President of the United States. In addition to dealing with the threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, spies in the cabinet, and ... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
Patty Duke ...  President Julia Mansfield 7 episodes, 1985
Ted Bessell ...  Gen. Oliver Mansfield 7 episodes, 1985
Quinn Cummings ...  Lucy Mansfield 7 episodes, 1985
Ricky Paull Goldin ...  Doug Mansfield 7 episodes, 1985
Dick Shawn ...  Ivan Zolotov 6 episodes, 1985
Richard Paul ...  Rev. Billy Joe Bickerstaff 6 episodes, 1985
Burton Gilliam ...  Clovis Montgomery 3 episodes, 1985
Pat Hingle ...  Lamar Montgomery 3 episodes, 1985
Reuven Bar-Yotam ...  Nikita 2 episodes, 1985
Alexa Hamilton ...  Darlene Lubin 2 episodes, 1985
Rose Marie ...  Sylvia 2 episodes, 1985
John Vernon ...  Gen. Hannibal Stryker / ... 2 episodes, 1985
George Wyner ...  Irving Metzman 2 episodes, 1985
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Julia Mansfield is the first woman to be elected President of the United States. In addition to dealing with the threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, spies in the cabinet, and personal attacks by a conservative religious leader, she also has to handle such personal problems as an impotent husband and a sex scandal involving her son. Written by Mike Konczewski

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USA

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English

Release Date:

9 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vad har hänt, fru president? See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Actors who auditioned for the role of Gen. Oliver Mansfield include Dick Shawn (who was cast instead as Zolotov) and Spalding Gray. See more »

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"Dirty" TV comedy
14 September 2006 | by haildevilmanSee all my reviews

But I still laughed.

Fans of Soap will dig it. There was clearly a lot of inspiration there.

And the satire was brilliant.

Patty Duke was the eye of this hurricane. The only normal one. The rest were your regular stereotypes.

Philandering first husband. Friendly but slightly unhinged Russian Premier. (Shawn was excellent in the role.) Loose daughter. Gay assistant. War monger General. Right wing secretary of state. (Herscel Bernardi's last role?) Southern gentleman democrat. And Glynn Thurman playing and over-the-top version of Jesse Jackson nearly stealing the show.

The humor was a bit off color, but that's what made me laugh. I think people liked it despite themselves.


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