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Film: The President's Analyst

A satirical 1967 film starring James Coburn as the man 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 entity of all: The Phone Company.

Contains examples of:

  • Canada, Eh?: Every intelligence agency.
  • CIA Evil, FBI Good: Inverted. The names were changed because the FBI didn't like how they were portrayed in the film.
  • Invisible President: The analyst leaves the President's office or room, but is never seen inside with the President.
  • Phone Booth: Coburn's character's gets kidnapped by The Phone Company while trying to use one. They load the whole booth with him in it onto one of their trucks.
  • Properly Paranoid: Everyone is spying on everyone else. The trick is not minding it.
  • Punch Clock Villain: The main CIA and KGB agents are good pals. They also figure out they have a common enemy: the Phone Company.
  • Rogue Agent: Kropotkin is supposed to capture Sidney but ends up rescuing him.
  • Sinister Surveillance: Played straight but then subverted by the Ambiguous Ending where the analyst and all the other major characters seem happily oblivious that they're still being watched by the Phone Company.

Point BlankFilms of the 1960sThe Projected Man

alternative title(s): The Presidents Analyst
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