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Director:
Writers:
Donald Freed (play) &
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Release Date:
29 January 1986 (France) See more »
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Anyone can BE the President.
Plot:
A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A great one man show See more (23 total) »

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Directed by
Robert Altman 
 
Writing credits
Donald Freed (play) &
Arnold M. Stone (play)

Donald Freed (screenplay) &
Arnold M. Stone (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Altman .... producer
Scott Bushnell .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
George Burt 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Mignot 
 
Film Editing by
Juliet Weber 
 
Production Design by
Stephen Altman 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Allan F. Nicholls .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Andy Aaron .... sound mixer
Paul Coombe .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Gleich .... boom operator
Bernard Hajdenberg .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
René Daigle .... camera assistant
Joey Forsyte .... electrician
Tom Grunke .... key grip
Jonathan Lumley .... gaffer
Jean Lépine .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Mickey Kaczorowski .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Carl St.Clair .... conductor
 
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Paul Devlin .... production assistant
Jack Kney .... production assistant
Matthew Seig .... post-production coordinator
 

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90 min
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Filmed while Robert Altman was a professor at the University of Michigan. The crew consisted of mostly students of the University who were studying film. Time Out stated the the film was "made with a student crew at the University of Michigan".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: President Nixon presses the record button on his cassette tape recorder and begins recording, but a few moments later realizes that there is no cassette tape in the recorder. Cassette tape recorders have a trip bar inside the cassette compartment that make it impossible for the user to press the record button if no cassette is in the recorder.See more »
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Richard Nixon:Testing, one, two, three, four.
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A great one man show, 13 April 2004
Author: pejamo

A great film, if you can find it. I first saw it nearly ten years ago, and it still is fresh in my memory. This is a one man show (Hall is the only actor in the film) and an adaptation of a stage performance. The simple premise: Several years on from his disgrace, Nixon is in San Clemente and sits down with a bottle of Chivas and his old friend, the tape recorder, to spill his guts before he commits suicide. Hall is captivating in the role and his descent into drunken madness is a masterful performance. One of Altman's best. A bit of a history lesson, but one that is more interested in theater than in truth. Still, great theater reveals its own truths and there is plenty here to chew on.

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