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Director:
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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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An utterly amazing movie! 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
 

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90 min
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One of the many filmed plays Robert Altman directed in the 1980's, almost consecutively, along with Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982), Streamers (1983) and Fool for Love (1985).See more »
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Factual errors: Even though the real Richard Nixon could play the piano, the real Richard Nixon never learned how to read music. During the part of the film when Richard Nixon is playing his piano sheet music is visible on his piano. It is unlikely that Richard Nixon would have had sheet music on his piano, since he didn't read music.See more »
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Richard Nixon:Testing, one, two, three, four.
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
An utterly amazing movie!, 3 November 2000

SECRET HONOR should be seen by everybody with an interest in Richard Nixon. It may not be what he was really like, but it is a weird and unforgettable portrait of this man. Philip Baker Hall delivers one of the best screen performances I can ever remember in this one man movie. The movie takes place on the day before Richard Nixon is going to resign, and sits around drinking scotch and yelling into a tape recorder about everything in his political life. He blames Castro, Kissinger and anyone named Kennedy for all the problems in his life- while never accepting resposibilty for any of it himself. He's a man entrenched in denial. The movie utlimately makes Nixon look like an idiot- a man who has no idea what he was doing. This is one of Robert Altman's best films- an utterly amazing film.

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