Film: The President's Analyst
A satirical 1967 film starring James Coburn
as Dr. Sidney Schaefer, who is recruited to be the eponymous individual; the stress of the job soon sends him on the run, with the knowledge gained from his sessions making him the target of every intelligence agency on the planet. Not to mention the most sinister and feared entity of all: T.P.C.
Contains examples of:
- Action Film, Quiet Drama Scene: The movie is packed full of zaniness and ridiculous over-the-top satire, but it opens with a an emotional, painful monologue from Godfrey Cambridge about a childhood experience with racism.
- Affably Evil: The Phone Company and most of the secret agents in the movie are actually quite friendly people. Ruthless, but friendly.
- Canada, Eh?: Every intelligence agency.
- Chekhov's Gun: Once the final villain is revealed, go back and watch the movie again: Much of the seemingly random events that drive the plot will make perfect sense.
- CIA Evil, FBI Good: Inverted. The names were changed because the FBI didn't like how they were portrayed in the film.
- Creepy Monotone: Arlington Hewes , president of The Phone Company, speaks in a measured, friendly, even-tempered tone that stays disturbingly constant even as the situation starts getting tense. Turns out he's an animatronic robot.
- Deadpan Snarker: The two FBR agents sent to kill our hero, one of whom is enormously bitter over the other being given a license to kill.
- Eagleland: Gleefully, enjoyably Type I.