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At Theaters: 12/5/2008 On Video: 4/21/2009
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 2 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 529929
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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In summer 1977, the televised David Frost/Richard Nixon interviews attracted the largest audience for a news program in the history of American TV. More than 45 million viewers—hungry for a glimpse into the mind of their disgraced former commander in chief and anxious for him to acknowledge the abuses of power that led to his resignation—sat transfixed as Nixon and Frost sparred in a riveting verbal boxing match over the course of four evenings.

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Drama - This is a talky historical drama based on the acclaimed play, aimed at adult moviegoers, especially older ones. Fans of the lead stars, especially Frank Langella, will be pleased.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Frank Langella SUPERMAN RETURNS, THE NINTH GATE
Michael Sheen MUSIC WITHIN, BLOOD DIAMOND, THE QUEEN
Kevin Bacon DEATH SENTENCE, BEAUTY SHOP, MYSTIC RIVER, TRAPPED
Rebecca Hall VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
Toby Jones CITY OF EMBER
Matthew Macfadyen DEATH AT A FUNERAL, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Oliver Platt MARTIAN CHILD, CASANOVA, THE ICE HARVEST, KINSEY
Sam Rockwell CHOKE, SNOW ANGELS
Dir/Prod: Ron Howard THE DAVINCI CODE, CINDERELLA MAN, THE MISSING
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Casting The Film
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PROFANITY: 4 F-words, 4 S-words, 3 GD's, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief nonsexual nudity.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Some comic lines.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Very Good It's a forceful, unrelenting movie that folds back time and recalls, albeit imperfectly according to the public record, how a long national nightmare finally faded.

USA Today Full Review
Excellent It's hard to imagine how a film built around one-on-one interviews could be entertaining, but Frost/Nixon could not be more enthralling.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The battle between Richard Nixon (FRANK LANGELLA, Good Night, and Good Luck.), the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost (MICHAEL SHEEN, The Queen), a jet-setting newsman with the interview of a lifetime, in the untold story of the historic encounter that changed both: Frost/Nixon. Re-creating not only the on-air interviews that captivated the nation, but weeks of around-the-world, behind-the-scenes maneuvering and negotiations between the men and their opposing camps, the film explores the long-untold story that led to the ultimate face-off in the court of public opinion.

For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But, in 1977, the steely, cunning former commander in chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the unanswered questions of his time in office and of the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone by selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and reclaim his status as a supreme statesman in the hearts and minds of Americans.

Likewise, Frost's team harbored doubts about his ability to hold his own against Nixon. As cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits ensued. Would Nixon evade questions of his role in one of the nation's greatest disgraces? Or would Frost confound critics and bravely demand accountability from the most skilled politician of his generation? The encounter would reveal each man's insecurities, ego and reserves of dignity—as both ultimately set aside posturing in a stunning display of unvarnished truth.

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