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Elvis & Nixon (2016)

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The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

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Liza Johnson

Writers:

Joey Sagal (screenplay), Hanala Sagal (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Shannon ... Elvis
Kevin Spacey ... Nixon
Alex Pettyfer ... Jerry
Johnny Knoxville ... Sonny
Colin Hanks ... Krogh
Evan Peters ... Chapin
Sky Ferreira ... Charlotte
Tracy Letts ... John Finlator
Tate Donovan ... Haldeman
Ashley Benson ... Margaret (Ticket Agent)
Kamal Angelo Bolden ... Mack
Ahna O'Reilly ... Mary Anne Peterson
Ian Hoch Ian Hoch ... Donald
Ritchie Montgomery ... Grady (Airport Security)
Nathalie Love ... Stewardess #1
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Storyline

On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock 'n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. Starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, comes the untold true story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. Written by Bleecker Street

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President's Day See more »

Genres:

Comedy | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2016 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvis and Nixon See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$466,447, 24 April 2016

Gross USA:

$1,055,287

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,798,432
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Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)| Color (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At a Christmas party, producer Cassian Elwes' long-time friend, Joey Sagal, an actor who has played Elvis Presley in movies, television and on stage, explained the story behind artist Russell Young's silk-screened artwork. "He told me the picture was taken when Elvis secretly went to Washington and became an undercover narcotics agent," recalled Elwes. "He said, 'This is the official photograph from Elvis getting the badge.' And I go, 'What are you talking about?' So Joey proceeded to tell the whole story. Joey then said, this is the movie we should make" Encouraged by Elwes, Sagal, who appeared as Elvis in the Steppenwolf production of 'Steve Martin''s play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" at the Geffen Playhouse, and his then wife, Hanala, wrote the script for Elvis & Nixon_. Cassian's brother, actor and screenwriter Cary Elwes, later expanded the script. See more »

Goofs

One of the end tables in the Oval Office has a large broken area missing from the woven mesh of its side. See more »

Quotes

Elvis: No, that's cool man. Buzz sent me one too.
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Connections

Referenced in Elvis & Nixon: Crazy But True (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Susie Q
Written by Dale Hawkins, Stan Lewis (as Stanley Lewis), Eleanor Broadwater
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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By Arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Quirky, Cute Movie
1 May 2016 | by patsworldSee all my reviews

I really hadn't heard much about this film, and certainly wasn't going in expecting an Elvis impersonator or someone looking exactly like President Nixon. Wasn't disappointed there in regard to Elvis. Michael Shannon didn't look much like Elvis, but he did have the soft voice, the southern charm thing going for him. He did a fine job with this role. And actually, Kevin Spacey did manage to look a great deal like Nixon. Sounded like him, too. Everyone in this movie did a good job, and worked the roles of those involved in this slightly absurd moment in history to justice. So, I guess what I was, was really pleasantly surprised by this picture. Totally enjoyed myself with lots of laughs and a few poignant moments. I dimly remember this episode with Elvis showing up at the White House wanting to become an FBI Agent Abroad. With a badge. And at the time I recall thinking that only Elvis could be that naïve and yet that brash at the same time. In all honesty, this picture managed to show all of that, and more. What a colorful moment in American history all wrapped up in this fine little film.


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