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The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

The Assassination of Richard Nixon

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

December 29, 2004

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

95 min.

Studio

ThinkFilm

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Cast and Crew


Director

Niels Mueller

Producer

Alfonso Cuarón, Jorge Vergara

Screenwriter

Niels Mueller, Kevin Kennedy

Starring

  • Sean Penn as Samuel J. Bicke
  • Naomi Watts as Marie Andersen Bicke
  • Don Cheadle as Bonny Simmons
  • Michael Wincott
  • Jack Thompson
  • Brad Henke
  • Jared Dorrance
  • Nick Searcy
  • Jenna Milton

Story


Set during the 1970s, "Nixon" centers on the true story of Philadelphia furniture salesman Sam Byck (Penn), who hatches a plot to kill Richard Nixon after Byck's attempts to live out the American dream are dashed. Byck had planned to hijack a commuter flight in Atlanta and crash the airliner into the White House.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a character study, not a historical rendering..”
by Barry Paris [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
“..A powerful, provocative picture..”
by Nev Pierce [BBC Films]
“..an engaging, thought-provoking drama..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]