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Elvis Meets Nixon (1997)

A "mockumentary" about Elvis's real-life trip to the White House to become a federal marshal under the DEA, but meets the President instead. Along the way, the film exposes Elvis's humor, ... See full summary »

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A "mockumentary" about Elvis's real-life trip to the White House to become a federal marshal under the DEA, but meets the President instead. Along the way, the film exposes Elvis's humor, drug problem, and even him pulling a gun out at a doughnut shop. Written by Ebullient <movies@gulf.net>

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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Elvis und der Präsident  »

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Elvis always drank Pepsi-Cola but for product placement, a coke machine was substituted in the film. See more »

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Approximately 1h15m40s into the film, right after Elvis mentions a $5000 contribution to the DoJ Narcotics department, the shot changes to that of the blue carpet in the room where Nixon is briefed by Bob Haldeman. The seal on the carpet mistakenly reads "PLUAIBUS" in the "E PLURIBUS UNUM". See more »

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Richard M. Nixon: Hmm, maybe I should add the Beatles to my "enemies list."
Elvis Presley: You have an *enemies* list, sir?
Richard M. Nixon: Um, no.
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Version of When Elvis Met Nixon (2009) See more »

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Eccentric and funny
28 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Bob Gunton's performance as Richard Nixon is astounding. He gives a humorous characterization of the man, yet shows the sadness of a personality racked with deep-rooted demons. His body twists and turns with emotional pain and paranoia. His performance puts to shame Anthony Hopkins and that turgid "Nixon" movie.

Rick Peters is good but not great as Elvis, mainly because he's unable to capture the Elvis magnetism. But Peters is able to capture Elvis' naive, childlike quality: Just an ignorant country boy lost in the world.

Although not historically accurate, the satire is based on a real-life meeting between Elvis and Nixon at the White House. The script is first rate and captures the times well. It provides keen insights into Elvis' entourage, father, Priscilla and the chaotic life at Graceland, and Nixon's corrupt White House run by Bob Haldeman. It's perhaps the most entertaining movie about Elvis ever made, and the only one I'd sit through again.


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