Kissinger and Nixon (1995)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  10 December 1995 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 83 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot



(book), (teleplay)
0Check in
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Charlie Rose (TV Series 1991)
News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt
The Gathering Storm (TV Movie 2002)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent
Babylon (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A look at the people in charge and on the front lines of a contemporary police force.

Stars: Nick Blood, Andrew Brooke, Bertie Carvel
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play schmaltzy music and have never needed a day job. Times are changing and dates are becoming more difficult to ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Kloves
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey
Case 39 (2009)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.

Director: Christian Alvart
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ian McShane, Jodelle Ferland
Jobs (2013)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad
Steve Jobs (2015)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen


Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry A. Kissinger / Narrator
Ron White ...
Tony Rosato ...
Henry Chan ...
Tom Tran ...
Ping-Yu Chang ...
Political advisor
Paul Miller ...
Ron Hartmann ...
Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker
Secretary of State William P. Rogers
Graham McPherson ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis








Release Date:

10 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kissinger E Nixon  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Featured in The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

2 February 2003 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

Lionel Chetwynd's excellent script, based largely upon Walter Isaacson's biography of Henry Kissinger, cogently limns a primary motive for President Nixon's National Security Advisor's desire for ending American military involvement in Vietnam: desire for private power. The film essentially addresses that period in 1972/3 when Nixon and Kissinger worked together, despite obvious tension between them, to bring the war to an end. The President did not want a peace settlement until directly before the 1972 election in order to enhance his chances of winning by a landslide, but Kissinger organized top-secret peace talks in Paris with both Vietnamese governments, raising a question as to his true goal in crafting an accord - peace or personal popularity? When negotiations among representatives from Washington, Saigon and Hanoi fail, bombing of civilian targets in North Vietnam follows, and we sense that Kissinger is opposed to such an action, since his espousal of earlier bombing attacks is not mentioned. Political machinations throughout the negotiation period engaging Nixon's staff, and the Pentagon, are well-drawn in a soundly organized script. Veteran director Daniel Petrie leads with his customary skill and periodically intersperses, to good effect, actual wartime footage amid the main element of this work: realpolitik. Although he has sporadic difficulty with emulation of Kissinger's Teutonic accent, one could not wish for a better characterization than that provided by latex bedaubed Ron Silver, who obviously not only studied but mastered the future Secretary of State's mannerisms. Skillful Matt Frewer answers the call, in this very well-cast production, as General Alexander Haig, and his performance is splendidly nuanced, in no small part due to Petrie's careful direction and the fine editing of Stephen Lawrence. Capable acting turns also come from Beau Bridges as Nixon and Canadian Ron White as H.R. "Bob" Haldeman, yet it is Silver's delivery of the line "I will bring peace despite all this deceit around me" which a viewer will recall as an example of the curious irony which marks this well-wrought film.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Make up + Voice - excellent dlevy1201
Discuss Kissinger and Nixon (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: