An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying both the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. From his victorious presidential election to the shocking Watergate scandal that would seal his doom.
A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame.
Director Oliver Stone’s exploration of former president Richard Nixon’s strict Quaker upbringing, his nascent political strivings in law school, and his strangely self-effacing courtship of his wife, Pat. The contradictions in his character are revealed early, in the vicious campaign against Helen Gahagan Douglas and the oddly masochistic Checkers speech. His defeat at the hands of the hated and envied John F. Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election, followed by the loss of the 1962 California gubernatorial race, seem to signal the end of his career. Yet, although wholly lacking in charisma, Nixon remains a brilliant political operator, seizing the opportunity provided by the backlash against the antiwar movement to take the presidency in 1968. It is only when safely in office, running far ahead in the polls for the 1972 presidential election, that his growing paranoia comes to full flower, triggering the Watergate scandal. Written by alfiehitchie
|Tagline:||Triumphant in Victory, Bitter in Defeat. He Changed the World, But Lost a Nation.|
|Cast:||Annabeth Gish, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Boris Sichkin, Brian Bedford, Bridgette Wilson, Dan Hedaya, David Hyde Pierce, David Paymer, E.G. Marshall, Ed Harris, Edward Herrmann, Fyvush Finkel, J. T. Walsh, James Woods, Joan Allen, John C. McGinley, John Cunningham, John Diehl, Kevin Dunn, Larry Hagman, Madeline Kahn, Marley Shelton, Mary Steenburgen, Michael Chiklis, Paul Sorvino, Powers Boothe, Ric Young, Robert Beltran, Sam Waterston, Saul Rubinek, Tom Bower, Tony Goldwyn, Tony Lo Bianco|