Nixon (1995)



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While sometimes offering an idiosyncratic interpretation of history, Oliver Stone's highly fictionalized biopic presents a fascinating character study. Anthony Hopkins vividly portrays the controversial American president as a man devoured by his internal demons. Innovative techniques, such as mixing film stocks, intensify the emotional impact of the surreal, expressionistic cinematography.

Rating: R
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher Wilkinson, Stephen J. Rivele, Oliver Stone
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 2008
Buena Vista Pictures


Joan Allen

as Pat Nixon
Anthony Hopkins

as President Richard M....
Powers Boothe

as Alexander M. Haig
Ed Harris

as E. Howard Hunt
Bob Hoskins

as J. Edgar Hoover
E.G. Marshall

as John N. Mitchell
David Paymer

as Ron Ziegler
Paul Sorvino

as Henry Kissinger
Mary Steenburgen

as Hannah Nixon
J.T. Walsh

as John Ehrlichman
James Woods

as H.R. Haldeman
Brian Bedford

as Clyde Tolson
Kevin Dunn

as Charles Colson
Fyvush Finkel

as Murray Chotiner
Annabeth Gish

as Julie Nixon
Tony Goldwyn

as Harold Nixon
Larry Hagman

as `Jack Jones'
Edward Herrmann

as Nelson Rockefeller
Madeline Kahn

as Martha Mitchell
Saul Rubinek

as Herb Klein
Tony Lo Bianco

as Johnny Roselli
Corey Carrier

as Richard Nixon at 12
Tom Bower

as Frank Nixon
David Barry Gray

as Richard Nixon at 19
Tony Plana

as Manolo Sanchez
Dan Hedaya

as Trini Cardoza
John Diehl

as Gordon Liddy
Robert Beltran

as Frank Sturgis
Lenny Vullo

as Bernard Barker
Ronald Von Klaussen

as James Mccord
Kamar de los Reyes

as Eugenio Martinez
Enrique J. Castillo

as Virgilio Gonzales
Victor Rivers

as Cuban Plumber
Drew Snyder

as Moderator
Sean Stone

as Donald Nixon
Joshua Preston

as Arthur Nixon
Ian Calip

as Football Player
Jack Wallace

as Football Coach
Julie Condra

as Young Pat Nixon
Annette Helde

as Happy Rockefeller
Howard Platt

as Lawyer At Party
Mike Kennedy

as Convention Announcer
Harry Murphy

as Fan No. 1
Pamela Dickerson

as Girlfriend
O'Neal Compton

as Texas Man
Chuck Preiffer

as Secret Service Agent...
Christian Renna

as Family Doctor
Michael Chiklis

as Tv Director
Wilson Cruz

as Joaquin
James Pickens Jr.

as Black Orator
Mikey Stone

as Edward Nixon
Robert Marshall

as Spiro Agnew
Marley Shelton

as Tricia Nixon
James Karen

as Bill Rogers
Richard Fancy

as Mel Laird
Peter Carlin

as Student No. 1
Joanna Going

as Young Student
Michelle Krusiec

as Student No. 2
Wass W. Stevens

as Protester
Oliver Stone

as Voice-over during cr...
Tom Nicoletti

as Secret Service Agent...
Chuck Pfeiffer

as Secret Service Agent...
Alex Butterfield

as White House Staffer
Mark Steins

as White House Security
Ric Young

as Mao Tse-Tung
Ling Bai

as Chinese Interpreter
Peter P. Starson Jr.

as Air Force One Stewar...
Jon Tenney

as Reporter No. 1
Julie Araskog

as Reporter No. 2
Ray Wills

as Reporter No. 3
John Bellucci

as Reporter No. 4
Zoey Zimmerman

as Reporter No. 5
Mary Rudolph

as Rosemary Woods
Clayton Townsend

as Floor Manager No. 1
Donna Dixon

as Maureen Dean
John Stockwell

as Staffer No. 1
Charlie Haugk

as Staffer No. 2
Boris Sichkin

as Leonid Brezhnev
Fima Noveck

as Andre Gromyko
Raissa Danilova

as Russian Interpreter
Bill Bolender

as Bethesda Doctor
Melinda Ramos Renna

as Bethesda Nurse
George Plimpton

as President's Lawyer
Charles Haugk

as Staffer #2
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Critic Reviews for Nixon

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (21)

As wayward and self-regarding as its subject, the film long overstays its welcome.

Full Review… | August 19, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

What it finally adds up to is a huge mixed bag of waxworks and daring, a film that is furiously ambitious even when it goes flat, and startling even when it settles for eerie, movie-of-the-week mimicry.

Full Review… | August 19, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

Without question, Nixon dwarfs everything in the American cinema since Schindler's List.

August 19, 2008
Washington Post
Top Critic

Nixon far overstays its welcome with an increasingly tedious final hour devoted largely to slogging through the minutiae of Watergate.

Full Review… | August 19, 2008
Top Critic

Nixon starts, like a horror movie, on a dark and stormy night, with the president prowling around a room of the White House like Dracula in his lair.

Full Review… | August 19, 2008
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Stone's no Shakespeare, and neither are his screenwriters.

August 19, 2008
Top Critic

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