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Starring (View all)
Peter Sellers Peter Sellers
Chance
Shirley MacLaine Shirley MacLaine
Eve Rand
Melvyn Douglas Melvyn Douglas
Benjamin Rand
Jack Warden Jack Warden
President 'Bobby'
Richard Dysart Richard Dysart
Dr. Robert Allenby
Richard Basehart Richard Basehart
Vladimir Skrapinov
Ruth Attaway Ruth Attaway
Louise
David Clennon David Clennon
Thomas Franklin


Written by
Jerzy Kosinski Jerzy Kosinski
(novel)
Robert C. Jones Robert C. Jones
uncredited


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A simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.
Release date: 26 May 1980
UPC: 012569093829
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