The Kidnapping Of The President

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The Kidnapping of the President is a 1980 Canadian-American political thriller film starring William Shatner, Hal Holbrook, Van Johnson and Ava Gardner. It was produced and directed by George Mendeluk and co-produced by John Ryan from a screenplay by... read more
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The Kidnapping of the President is a 1980 Canadian-American political thriller film starring William Shatner, Hal Holbrook, Van Johnson and Ava Gardner. It was produced and directed by George Mendeluk and co-produced by John Ryan from a screenplay by Richard Murphy and Charles Templeton, based on Templeton's novel. The original music was by Nash the Slash and Paul Zaza and the cinematography by Mike Molloy. The film was made by Presidential Films and Sefel Films and distributed by Crown International Pictures.

Original Release

08/15/1980

Cast

William Shatner Jerry O'Connor
Hal Holbrook President Adam Scott
Van Johnson Vice President Ethan Richards
Ava Gardner Beth Richards
Maury Chaykin Harvey Cannon
Elizabeth Shepherd Joan Scott
Miguel Fernandes Roberto Assanti
Cindy Girling Linda Steiner
Michael J. Reynolds MacKenzie
Gary Reineke Deitrich
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

George Mendeluk

Writers

Richard Murphy, Charles Templeton

Cast

William Shatner Jerry O'Connor
Hal Holbrook President Adam Scott
Van Johnson Vice President Ethan Richards
Ava Gardner Beth Richards
Maury Chaykin Harvey Cannon
Elizabeth Shepherd Joan Scott
Miguel Fernandes Roberto Assanti
Cindy Girling Linda Steiner
Michael J. Reynolds MacKenzie
Gary Reineke Deitrich
Murray Westgate Archie Standler
Ken Anderson Willis
Sully Boyar FBI Chief
Patrick Brymer Jesus Freak
Jackie Burroughs Woman Agent
David Cadiente Mendoza
Bob Collins Police Officer Jack
Michael Fairman Harrison
Buddy Ferens Garage Attendenant
Fred Franklyn Herbert Thurston (as Frederick Franklyn)

Producers

Joseph Sefel Executive Producer
George Mendeluk Producer
John Ryan Producer

Editors

Michael MacLaverty

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