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Frost/Nixon (2008)
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Frank Langella Frank Langella
Richard Nixon
Michael Sheen Michael Sheen
David Frost
Sam Rockwell Sam Rockwell
James Reston, Jr.
Kevin Bacon Kevin Bacon
Jack Brennan
Matthew Macfadyen Matthew Macfadyen
John Birt
Oliver Platt Oliver Platt
Bob Zelnick
Rebecca Hall Rebecca Hall
Caroline Cushing
Toby Jones Toby Jones
Swifty Lazar


Written by
Peter Morgan Peter Morgan
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A moving portrait of Nixon's humanity.

9 years, 6 months ago at Feb 1 21:11
6 votes
''I'm saying that when the President does it, that means it's not illegal!''

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Frank Langella: Richard Nixon

Ron Howard and everyone responsible for the creation of Frost/Nixon have selected an historic event, so... read more

Excellent Re-telling

9 years, 7 months ago at Jan 4 2:43
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Ron Howard's re-telling of the historic interview between David Frost and Richard Nixon in 1977 is surprisingly gripping. Like with Apollo 13, Howard manages to imbue tension and "what's going to happen next?" feeling into an event where we already know the outcome.

Though the interview proper is the meat of the movie, what makes it work is the back story of Frost's troubles in gett... read more

Frost/Nixon

7 years, 11 months ago at Sep 6 14:37
2 votes
Frost/Nixon is a thoroughly engrossing battle of wits, a film that could've easily been a dry and caricatured re-staging of David Frost's interview with President Richard Nixon, yet manages to enter the thriller realm, and admirably so. Ron Howard's direction, Peter Morgan's screenplay, and the performances given by Frank Langella and Michael Sheen turn an entirely dialogue-based film into a nail-... read more
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Description: Oscar-winning director Ron Howard brings to the screen writer Peter Morgan’s (The Queen, The Last King of Scotland) electrifying battle between Richard Nixon, the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality with a name to make, in the untold story of the historic encounter that changed both: Frost/Nixon. Reprising their roles from Morgan’s stageplay are Frank Langella, who won a Tony for his portrayal of Nixon, and Michael Sheen, who fully inhabited the part of Frost onstage in London and New York. For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But ... (more)
Release date: 23 January 2009
Tags: 2008 (18), Drama (15), Politics (14), History (12), 2000s (10), Biography (9), Journalism (7), Scandal (6), Historical (5), Watergate (4), Political (4), Interviews (4), Corruption (4), (3), President (3), Interview (3), Usa (3), Television (3), American (3), Richard Nixon (2)
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