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122 min
Drama | History
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Ron Howard
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 60 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2009-01-23
Filming Locations: Palos Verdes Estates, California, USA
Budget: $35,000,000
Opening Weekend: $180,708 (USA) (7 December 2008)
Gross: $18,593,156 (USA) (22 March 2009)
Oliver Platt
Oliver Platt
Patty McCormack
Patty McCormack
Frank Langella
Richard Nixon
Michael Sheen
David Frost
Sam Rockwell
James Reston, Jr.
Kevin Bacon
Jack Brennan
Matthew Macfadyen
John Birt
Rebecca Hall
Caroline Cushing
Toby Jones
Swifty Lazar
Andy Milder
Frank Gannon
Kate Jennings Grant
Diane Sawyer
Gabriel Jarret
Ken Khachigian
Jim Meskimen
Ray Price
Geoffrey Blake
Interview Director
Clint Howard
Lloyd Davis
Rance Howard
Gavin Grazer
White House Director
Simon James
Frost Show Director
Eloy Casados
Manolo Sanchez
Jay White
Neil Diamond
Wil Albert
Sammy Cahn
Keith MacKechnie
Marv Minoff
Penny L. Moore
Lady with Dachshund (as Penny Moore)
Janneke Williamson
Frost's Female Assistant (as Janneke Arent)
David Ross Paterson
Birt TV Show Presenter
Jennifer Hanley
Makeup Woman
Robert Pastoriza
Interview Cameraman
Louie Mejia
Interview Cameraman
Kevin P. Kearns
Fan at Airport
David Kelsey
Smith House Reporter
James Ritz
Smith House Reporter
Pete Rockwell
Smith House Reporter
Ned Vaughn
Secret Serviceman
Ben Pauley
Australian Stage Manager
Noah Craft
Australian Stage Director
Talley Singer
Stewardess (as Taylor Singer)
Kaine Bennett Charleston
Sydney Assistant Director
Gregory Alpert
White House Cinematographer (as Gregory H. Alpert)
Kimberly Robin
Ma Maison Girl
Michelle Manhart
Disco Girl
Steve Kehela
Premiere Reporter
Antony Acker
Premiere Reporter (as Anthony H. Acker)
John Kerry
Man at Disco
Jenn Gotzon
Tricia Nixon
Googy Gress
Network Executive
Marc McClure
Network Executive
Joe Spano
Network Executive
Jason Suhrke
Press Reporter (voice)
Mickie Banyas
Fina Sanchez (uncredited)
Jay Bird
Vietnam Protestor (uncredited)
Michael Patrick Breen
Houston Ballroom Diner (uncredited)
Scott Bryson
John Bryson
Marianne Chambers
Frost's Blonde (uncredited)
John Chancellor
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Danielle Cooper
Playmate (uncredited)
Alexandria Cree
Julie Nixon
Walter Cronkite
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eve Curtis
Sue Mengers
John Dean
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sam Ervin
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joe Fedio
Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Gerald Ford
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Maggie Grant
Australian Reporter (uncredited)
Alan Gray
Orthodontist (uncredited)
Darbi Gwynn
Photo Mistress w / Michael Sheen in airport scene (uncredited)
Christopher Haskell
Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
Jimmy Heck
Bouncer (uncredited)
Kristina Hughes
White House Aide (uncredited)
Candy Ibarra
Nightclub Entourage (uncredited)
Dave Johnson
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Christopher Jude
Smith House Press / Reporter (uncredited)
Adam Karst
Huston Ballroom (uncredited)
Ariel Lazarus
Playboy Bunny (uncredited)
Paula Lemes
Woman in the sofá (uncredited)
Steve Longmuir
Cameraman (uncredited)
Les Mahoney
TV Reporter (uncredited)
Albert Miranda
Business Man (uncredited)
Dasha Mironova
Model (uncredited)
Victoria Monroe
Disco Dancer (uncredited)
Roger Mudd
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Andrew Jackson Murphy
Club Goer (uncredited)
Susanna Musotto
Tennis Player (uncredited)
Eddie Napolillo
Smith Crew (uncredited)
Rachael Owens
Socialite (uncredited)
Robert Phares
White House Aide (uncredited)
Yvette Rachelle
Playboy Bunny (uncredited)
John Robert
Heathrow Businessman (uncredited)
Howard Rosen
Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Andrea Russell
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Eric Sevareid
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Evan Silverman
Smith Crew (uncredited)
Mark Simich
Hugh Hefner
Cecelia Specht
Australian Talk Show Script Girl (uncredited)
Arne Starr
Business Man (uncredited)
Mark Strohman
Heathrow Businessman (uncredited)
Robert Trout
Himself (uncredited)
Robson Vieira
Swimmer (uncredited)
Did you know?
Oliver Platt previously played Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner in the ESPN mini series The Bronx Is Burning. In 1974, Steinbrenner was convicted and suspended from baseball due to illegal contributions made to Nixon's 1972 Re-Election Campaign.
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For the second time, Frank Langella plays a role previously played by Lane Smith. Smith played Nixon in The Final Days (1989), and Daily Planet Editor Perry White in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993). Langella played Perry White in Superman Returns (2006).
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While Richard Nixon was six years younger than his agent Swifty Lazar, Lazar is portrayed by Toby Jones, who is twenty-eight years younger than Nixon's portrayer, Frank Langella.
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Upon Frost's first meeting with Nixon at La Casa Pacifica, the former president tells a story about presenting Soviet Premier Brezhnev with a Lincoln Continental. Although Brezhnev was given several American cars as gifts, only one was a Continental. This was given to him in 1973 at Camp David, not La Casa Pacifica.
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When Frost is reporting on the escape artist, he has a hand mic, but the crew is using a boom mic. Normally, he would have only one mic. However, if Frost needs to move to the shore to talk to the escape artist, the boom might not reach. If he wanted it to look like an "on-the-spot" interview, he would hold a fake hand mic.
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Frost and Nixon behave as if they've never met before. In real life, Frost interviewed Nixon when he ran for president in 1968. Nixon enjoyed the interview so much that after he was elected, he met with Frost in the White House to discuss producing a television special.
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Caroline Cushing: "Frost has hired three crack investigators..."
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David Frost: I'm in this for all I've got.
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Richard Nixon: You know those parties of yours, the ones I read about in the newspapers. Do you actually enjoy those?
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Is "Frost/Nixon" based on a book?
No. Frost/Nixon is based on a play by British writer Peter Morgan. The play, also titled Frost/Nixon, opened in London in 2006 and on Broadway in 2007.
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Frost/Nixon can be found here.
A Note Regarding Spoilers
The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags are used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
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Photos from cast
Oliver Platt Simone Kessell Patty McCormack Holly Weber
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