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The West Wing

The State Dinner (Season 1, Episode 7)
TV-14
TV Episode | 43 min | Drama

While preparing for (and enduring) a state dinner for the newly-elected president of Indonesia, staff deal with a multitude of other problems: Josh and Mandy argue over the best way to handle an FBI standoff with militants in Idaho; Leo (...See moreWhile preparing for (and enduring) a state dinner for the newly-elected president of Indonesia, staff deal with a multitude of other problems: Josh and Mandy argue over the best way to handle an FBI standoff with militants in Idaho; Leo (and eventually Bartlet) intervenes in a negotiations between the Teamsters Union and national reps for the trucking industry; Toby tries to convince an Indonesian cabinet member to release a friend of his, an activist or incites anti-government protests, from prison; Sam witnesses Laurie at work as a call girl, serving as the state dinner date for a big fund raiser; and a pre-season hurricane initially threatens the Atlantic Coast, and then moves out to sea, where it puts an entire naval fleet in peril. Written by meebly See less
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Updated Nov 10, 1999

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Rob Lowe
Sam Seaborn Sam Seaborn   See fewer
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Moira Kelly
Mandy Hampton Mandy Hampton   See fewer
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Dulé Hill
Charlie Young Charlie Young   See fewer
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Allison Janney
C.J. Cregg C.J. Cregg   See fewer
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Richard Schiff
Toby Ziegler Toby Ziegler   See fewer
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John Spencer
Leo McGarry Leo McGarry   See fewer
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Bradley Whitford
Josh Lyman Josh Lyman   See fewer
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Martin Sheen
Jed Bartlet Jed Bartlet   See fewer
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Stockard Channing
Abbey Bartlet Abbey Bartlet   See fewer
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Timothy Busfield
Danny Concannon Danny Concannon   See fewer
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Janel Moloney
Donna Moss Donna Moss   See fewer
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Dennis Cockrum
Captain Captain   See fewer
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John Kapelos
Seymour Little Seymour Little   See fewer
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Peter Kors
Rahmadi Sumahidjo Bambang Rahmadi Sumahidjo Bambang   See fewer
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Sal Landi
Chafey, High Rank FBI Officer Chafey, High Rank FBI Officer   See fewer
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William Lucking
Bobby Russo Bobby Russo   See fewer
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Steve Rankin
High Rank FBI Officer #2 High Rank FBI Officer #2   See fewer
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Jeff Williams
Harold Lewis Harold Lewis   See fewer
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Kathryn Joosten
Mrs. Landingham Mrs. Landingham   See fewer
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Ariono Suriawinata
President Of Indonesia President Of Indonesia   See fewer
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Nelson Mashita
Minaldi Minaldi   See fewer
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Bradley James
Secret Service Agent Secret Service Agent   See fewer
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Rod Porter
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Tyler Bowe
Gomez Gomez   See fewer
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J.P. Stevenson
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Reporter (as Colin Gray) Reporter (as Colin Gray)   See fewer
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Steven Colson (uncredited) Steven Colson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Secret Service Agent (uncredited) Secret Service Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.3 / 10 | 660 votes