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Nixon

Year:
Duration:
192 min | USA:212 min (director's cut)
Genres:
Biography | Drama
IMDB rate:
7.1
Director:
Oliver Stone
Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 8 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1996-01-05
Filming Locations: Culver Studios - 9336 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $50,000,000
Gross: $13,560,960 (USA)HKD 632,596 (Hong Kong)
Cast
Actor
Character
Dan Hedaya
Dan Hedaya
Nixon
Bai Ling
Bai Ling
Nixon
Joanna Going
Joanna Going
Nixon
Anthony Hopkins
Richard M. Nixon
Joan Allen
Pat Nixon
Powers Boothe
Alexander Haig
Ed Harris
E. Howard Hunt
Bob Hoskins
J. Edgar Hoover
E.G. Marshall
John Mitchell
David Paymer
Ron Ziegler
David Hyde Pierce
John Dean
Paul Sorvino
Henry Kissinger
Mary Steenburgen
Hannah Nixon
J.T. Walsh
John Ehrlichman
James Woods
H.R. Haldeman
Brian Bedford
Clyde Tolson
Kevin Dunn
Charles Colson
Fyvush Finkel
Murray Chotiner
Annabeth Gish
Julie Nixon Eisenhower
Tom Bower
Frank Nixon
Tony Goldwyn
Harold Nixon
Larry Hagman
'Jack Jones'
Edward Herrmann
Nelson Rockefeller
Madeline Kahn
Martha Mitchell
Tony Lo Bianco
Johnny Roselli
Saul Rubinek
Herb Klein
John Cunningham
Bob
John Diehl
Gordon Liddy
John C. McGinley
Earl in Training Film
Michael Chiklis
TV Director
David Barry Gray
Richard Nixon, 19 Years Old
George Plimpton
President's Lawyer
Lenny Vullo
Bernard Barker, Watergate Burglar
Corey Carrier
Richard Nixon, 12 Years Old
Ronald von Klaussen
James McCord, Watergate Burglar
John Bedford Lloyd
Cuban Man
Kamar de los Reyes
Eugenio Martinez, Watergate Burglar
Enrique Castillo
Virgilio Gonzales, Watergate Burglar
Victor Rivers
Cuban Plumber
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
Sandy
Drew Snyder
Moderator
Ric Young
Mao Tse-Tung
Sean Stone
Donald Nixon
Joshua Preston
Arthur Nixon
Ian Calip
Football Player
Jack Wallace
Football Coach
Julie Condra
Young Pat Nixon
Annette Helde
Happy Rockefeller
Howard Platt
Lawyer at Party
T.J. Kennedy
Convention Announcer (as Mike Kennedy)
Harry S. Murphy
Fan #1 (as Harry Murphy)
Suzanne Schnulle Murphy
Fan #2
Michael Kaufman
Fan #3
Pamela Dickerson
Girlfriend
O'Neal Compton
Texas Man
Chris Renna
Family Doctor
Wilson Cruz
Joaquin, Hoover's Servant
Mikey Stone
Edward Nixon
Robert Marshall
Spiro Agnew
Marley Shelton
Tricia Nixon Cox
James Karen
Bill Rogers
Richard Fancy
Mel Laird
Peter Carlin
Student #1
Michelle Krusiec
Student #2
Wass Stevens
Protester
Tom Nicoletti
Secret Service Agent #1
Chuck Pfeiffer
Secret Service Agent #2
Alexander Butterfield
White House Staffer
Mark Steines
White House Security
Peter P. Starson Jr.
Air Force One Steward
Jon Tenney
Reporter #1
Julie Araskog
Reporter #2
Ray Wills
Reporter #3
Zoey Zimmerman
Reporter #5
Mary Rudolph
Rosemary Woods
Clayton Townsend
Floor Manager #1
Donna Dixon
Maureen Dean
John Stockwell
Staffer #1
Charles Haugk
Staffer #2
Boris Sichkin
Leonid Brezhnev
Fima Noveck
Andre Gromyko
Raissa Danilova
Russian Interpreter
Marilyn Rockafellow
Helen Smith
Bill Bolender
Bethesda Doctor
Melinda Renna
Bethesda Nurse
Tony Plana
Manolo Sanchez
Dean Acheson
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Salvador Allende
Himself - with Mother and Infant (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robert Bork
Himself - at Time of Saturday Night Massacre (archive footage) (uncredited)
Arthur Bremer
Himself - Shooting Wallace (archive footage) (uncredited)
David Brinkley
Himself - Reporting FBI Findings on Dean and Hunt (archive sound) (uncredited)
Edmund G. Brown
Himself - Running Against Nixon /
Barbara Bush
Herself - Attending Nixon Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Bush
Himself - Attending Nixon Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jimmy Carter
Himself - Attending Nixon Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rosalynn Carter
Herself - Attending Nixon Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited)
Fidel Castro
Himself - Smoking Cigar (archive footage) (uncredited)
Whittaker Chambers
Himself - Testifying before HUAC (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jan Citron
1960s Race Track (uncredited)
Bill Clinton
Himself - Eulogizing Nixon (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Herself - Attending Nixon Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nellie Connally
Herself - Leaving Air Force One after JFK (archive footage) (uncredited)
Archibald Cox
Himself - with Elliott Richardson (archive footage) (uncredited)
Edward Cox
Himself - at Helicopter after Resignation (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bob Dole
Himself - Eulogizing Nixon (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Himself - Returning from WW2 /
Mamie Eisenhower
Herself - with Ike at Republican Convention (archive footage) (uncredited)
Daniel Ellsberg
Himself - Discussing Prison Sentence (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sam Ervin
Himself - at Senate Watergate Hearing (archive footage) (uncredited)
Betty Ford
Herself - when Gerald Becomes President after Nixon Resignation /
Gerald Ford
Himself - Sworn in as President after Nixon Resignation /
Helen Gahagan
Herself (runs against Nixon) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Angie Gray
Kennedy Staffer
Michael Haddad
White House Worker
Richard Helms
Himself - Leaning Forward to Testify (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alger Hiss
Himself - Testifying before HUAC (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lyndon Johnson
Himself - in First Speech as President /
John Kennedy Jr.
Himself - Arriving for JFK Funeral with LBJ (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Herself - Arriving for JFK Funeral with Ted (archive footage) (uncredited)
Caroline Kennedy
Herself - Arriving for JFK Funeral with LBJ (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ethel Kennedy
Herself - behind RFK during Final Speech (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jacqueline Kennedy
Herself - with Jack in Dallas /
John F. Kennedy
Himself - Campaigning /
Robert F. Kennedy
Himself - in Final Speech /
Ted Kennedy
Himself - Wearing Neck Brace after Chappaquiddick (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nikita Khrushchev
Himself - Wearing White Hat (archive footage) (uncredited)
King George VI
Himself - with Truman (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martin Luther King
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Albert Leon
Ringmaster
Dave Mallow
Newscaster Voice (voice) (uncredited)
Zedong Mao
Himself - in the 1940s (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joseph McCarthy
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
George McGovern
Himself - Facing the Press (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robert McNamara
Himself - Laughing (archive footage) (uncredited)
Darren Melton
Extra (uncredited)
Nicole Nagel
Kissinger's Date
Pat Nixon
Herself - Leaving White House after Resignation (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Nixon
Himself - Leaving White House after Resignation (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tricia Nixon
Herself - at Helicopter after Resignation (archive footage) (uncredited)
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Himself - Smoking Cigarette (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lee Harvey Oswald
Himself - in Custody (archive footage) (uncredited)
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Himself - Handshake with Diplomat (archive footage) (uncredited)
Michael Pasby
News Reporter at Press Conference
Nancy Reagan
Herself - Attending Nixon Funeral (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ronald Reagan
Himself - in Pro-Nixon Speech /
Elliot Richardson
Himself - with Archibald Cox (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eleanor Roosevelt
Herself - Wearing Fur Coat (archive footage) (uncredited)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Himself - with Socialite (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ethel Rosenberg
Herself - Handcuffed with Husband (archive footage) (uncredited)
Julius Rosenberg
Himself - Handcuffed with Wife (archive footage) (uncredited)
William Ruckelshaus
Himself - at Time of Saturday Night Massacre (archive footage) (uncredited)
Adlai Stevenson
Himself - Facing Microphones (archive footage) (uncredited)
Oliver Stone
Closing Narration
Robert Taylor
Himself - Testifying before HUAC (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harry S. Truman
Himself - with King George (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Wallace
Himself - Shot by Bremer /
Earl Warren
Himself - Swearing in JFK (archive footage) (uncredited)
Breck Wilson
Hippie
Did you know?
Trivia
In an interview with "Premiere" magazine, Oliver Stone outlined many elements of Richard Nixon's life and political decisions that informed his film. Amongst other things, Richard Nixon's reserved personality was largely a function of the death of his beloved older brother Harold; Nixon grieved over the deaths of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy while also being aware he would have lost the 1964 Presidential election to JFK (if it had taken place) and the 1968 race to RFK; he recognized that the U.S. was going to enter an era of less prosperity and tried to end the Cold War for that reason; he was "lonely, isolated, kind of mad"; and ultimately he was both victim and villain.
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Oliver Stone plays the off-screen interviewer of Hannah Nixon.
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Anthony Hopkins and Joan Allen have both appeared in the Hannibal Lecter films. Allen appeared in Manhunter (1986), while Hopkins appeared in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Hannibal (2001), and the remake Red Dragon (2002).
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Goofs
Nixon says that Macmillan will attend JFK's funeral but at that time Macmillan had been succeeded as prime minister by Alec Douglas-Home and he attended the funeral, not Macmillan.
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When Nixon signs his resignation letter, two very different signatures are used.
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When Nixon travels to Texas in November 1963 on behalf of Studebaker, the auto company is promoting its 1963 line of cars. In November 1963 they would already be promoting their 1964 models.
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Quotes
H. R. Haldeman: [Watching Nixon on TV announcing the resignations of him and John Ehrlichman] Six bodies.
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Richard M. Nixon: Do ever think of death, Dick?
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H. R. Haldeman: Eight words back in '72. 'I covered up. I was wrong. I'm sorry'. The American public would have forgiven him. But we never opened our mouths, John. We failed him.
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Photos from cast
Robert Beltran Dan Hedaya Bai Ling John Bellucci Joanna Going James Pickens Jr.