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Frost/Nixon -- From Academy Award-winning director, Ron Howard, comes the electrifying, untold story behind the unforgettable battle of wits that changed the face of politics forever.
Frost/Nixon -- This is the first theatrical trailer for Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon.
Frost/Nixon -- Clip: Frost tells Nixon that only one of them can win
Frost/Nixon -- Behind the scenes: Cascade of Candor
Frost/Nixon -- Interview: Ron Howard "On the film's relevance today"


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400 million people were waiting for the truth. See more »
A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 65 nominations See more »
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Frank Langella ... Richard Nixon

Michael Sheen ... David Frost

Sam Rockwell ... James Reston, Jr.

Kevin Bacon ... Jack Brennan

Matthew Macfadyen ... John Birt

Oliver Platt ... Bob Zelnick

Rebecca Hall ... Caroline Cushing

Toby Jones ... Swifty Lazar

Andy Milder ... Frank Gannon

Kate Jennings Grant ... Diane Sawyer

Gabriel Jarret ... Ken Khachigian

Jim Meskimen ... Ray Price

Patty McCormack ... Pat Nixon

Geoffrey Blake ... Interview Director

Clint Howard ... Lloyd Davis

Rance Howard ... Ollie

Gavin Grazer ... White House Director

Simon James ... Frost Show Director

Eloy Casados ... Manolo Sanchez
Jay White ... Neil Diamond
Wil Albert ... Sammy Cahn (as Will Albert)

Keith MacKechnie ... Marv Minoff
Penny L. Moore ... Lady with Dachshund (as Penny Moore)

Janneke Williamson ... Frost's Female Assistant (as Janneke Arent)

David Ross Paterson ... Birt TV Show Presenter

Jennifer Hanley ... Makeup Woman
Robert Pastoriza ... Interview Cameraman
Louie Mejia ... Interview Cameraman

Kevin P. Kearns ... Fan at Airport (as Kevin Kearns)

David Kelsey ... Smith House Reporter
James Ritz ... Smith House Reporter

Pete Rockwell ... Smith House Reporter

Ned Vaughn ... Secret Serviceman

Simone Kessell ... Airport Check-In Woman
Ben Pauley ... Australian Stage Manager

Noah Craft ... Australian Stage Director
Talley Singer ... Stewardess (as Taylor Singer)

Kaine Bennett Charleston ... Sydney Assistant Director

Gregory Alpert ... White House Cinematographer (as Gregory H. Alpert)

Kimberly Robin ... Ma Maison Girl
Michelle Manhart ... Disco Girl

Steve Kehela ... Premiere Reporter
Antony Acker ... Premiere Reporter (as Anthony H. Acker)

John Kerry ... Man at Disco

Jenn Gotzon ... Tricia Nixon

Googy Gress ... Network Executive

Marc McClure ... Network Executive

Joe Spano ... Network Executive

Jason Suhrke ... Press Reporter (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mickie Banyas ... Fina Sanchez (uncredited)
Jay Bird ... Vietnam Protestor (uncredited)
Michael Patrick Breen ... Houston Ballroom Diner (uncredited)
Scott Bryson ... John Bryson (uncredited)

Marianne Chambers ... Frost's Blonde (uncredited)
John Chancellor ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Danielle Cooper ... Playmate (uncredited)

Alexandria Cree ... Julie Nixon (uncredited)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eve Curtis ... Sue Mengers (uncredited)
John Dean ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sam Ervin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joe Fedio ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)

Gerald Ford ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Maggie Grant ... Australian Reporter (uncredited)

Alan Gray ... Orthodontist (uncredited)

Darbi Gwynn ... Photo Mistress w / Michael Sheen in airport scene (uncredited)

Christopher Haskell ... Man in Restaurant (uncredited)

Jimmy Heck ... Bouncer (uncredited)

Kristina Hughes ... White House Aide (uncredited)

Candy Ibarra ... Nightclub Entourage (uncredited)

Dave Johnson ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Christopher Jude ... Smith House Press / Reporter (uncredited)
Adam Karst ... Huston Ballroom (uncredited)

Ariel Lazarus ... Playboy Bunny (uncredited)
Paula Lemes ... Woman in the sofá (uncredited)

Steve Longmuir ... Cameraman (uncredited)

Les Mahoney ... TV Reporter (uncredited)
Albert Miranda ... Business Man (uncredited)
Dasha Mironova ... Model (uncredited)

Victoria Monroe ... Disco Dancer (uncredited)
Roger Mudd ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Andrew Jackson Murphy ... Club Goer (uncredited)

Susanna Musotto ... Tennis Player (uncredited)

Eddie Napolillo ... Smith Crew (uncredited)

Rachael Owens ... Socialite (uncredited)
Robert Phares ... White House Aide (uncredited)

Bill Porter ... Houston Ball Room Attendee (uncredited)

Yvette Rachelle ... Playboy Bunny (uncredited)

John Robert ... Heathrow Businessman (uncredited)
Howard Rosen ... Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Andrea Russell ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Eric Sevareid ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Evan Silverman ... Smith Crew (uncredited)

Mark Simich ... Hugh Hefner (uncredited)

Max Elliott Slade ... Camera Operator (Smith crew) (uncredited)

Cecelia Specht ... Australian Talk Show Script Girl (uncredited)
Arne Starr ... Business Man (uncredited)

Mark Strohman ... Heathrow Businessman (uncredited)
Chris Thompson ... Valet (uncredited)
Robert Trout ... Himself (uncredited)

Robson Vieira ... Swimmer (uncredited)
Holly Weber ... Playboy Playmate (uncredited)

Directed by
Ron Howard 
Writing credits
Peter Morgan (screenplay)

Peter Morgan (play)

Produced by
David Bernardi .... executive producer
Tim Bevan .... producer
Matthew Byam-Shaw .... executive producer (as Matthew Byam Shaw)
Liza Chasin .... executive producer
William M. Connor .... associate producer
Eric Fellner .... producer
Brian Grazer .... producer
Todd Hallowell .... executive producer
Debra Hayward .... executive producer
Ron Howard .... producer
Karen Kehela Sherwood .... executive producer
Kathleen McGill .... associate producer
Peter Morgan .... executive producer
Louisa Velis .... associate producer
Original Music by
Hans Zimmer 
Cinematography by
Salvatore Totino (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Daniel P. Hanley  (as Dan Hanley)
Mike Hill 
Robert Komatsu 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Production Design by
Michael Corenblith 
Art Direction by
Brian O'Hara (supervising art director)
Gregory Van Horn (supervising art director) (as Greg Van Horn)
Set Decoration by
Susan Benjamin 
Costume Design by
Daniel Orlandi 
Makeup Department
Natasha Allegro .... key hair stylist
David LeRoy Anderson .... prosthetic makeup artist: Mr. Langella
Lance Anderson .... prosthetic makeup artist
Merribelle Anderson .... hair stylist
Robin Beauchesne .... makeup artist
Colleen Callaghan .... hair stylist: Mr. Langella
Greg Funk .... key makeup artist
Edouard F. Henriques .... makeup department head (as Edouard Henriques)
Elizabeth Hoel-Chang .... makeup artist (as Elizabeth Hoel)
Karyn Huston .... hair stylist (as Karen Houston)
Sabine Roller .... makeup artist (as Sabine Roller Taylor)
Kim Santantonio .... hair department head
Linda Leiter Sharp .... hair stylist (as Linda Sharp)
Justin Stafford .... wig maker: Frank Langella
Patrick Baxter .... makeup effects lab technician (uncredited)
Lori McCoy-Bell .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Gregory Alpert .... production supervisor: second unit (as Gregory H. Alpert)
Michelle Brattson .... production supervisor
Kathleen McGill .... unit production manager
Michelle Wright .... executive in charge of production: Working Title
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William M. Connor .... first assistant director
Todd Hallowell .... second unit director
Scott R. Meyers .... second second assistant director
Kristen Ploucha .... second assistant director
Scott Schaeffer .... first assistant director: second unit
Paul Schmitz .... assistant director: second unit
Paul Schmitz .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jory Alvarado .... drapery foreman
John Barbera .... supervising laborer foreman
Joe Bergman .... gang boss (as Joseph Bergman)
Glenn Braun .... laborer foreman
Lawson Brown .... on-set dresser: second unit
Lorrie Campbell .... set designer
Tony Castagnola .... greens foreman
Monica Castro .... assistant property master
Martin Charles .... graphic designer
Gary J. Coelho .... laborer foreman (as Gary Coehlo)
Don Cooke .... construction buyer
Curtis Corbitt .... prop assistant
Juliane Crump .... senior art researcher
Rosemary De Cicco .... stand-by painter
Colin Dennis .... propmaker foreman
Jennifer Durban .... art department production assistant
Rachel A. Flores .... prop assistant
Gregory P. Fuller .... construction laborer
Trish Gallaher Glenn .... property master
Ray Garcia .... set dresser
Kenneth Garrett .... lead sculptor
Michael E. Goldman .... assistant art director
Jon Kazunaga .... propmaker foreman
Rebecca Keeling .... buyer
Richard Martinez .... laborer foreman
Stephen McCumby .... set dresser
Gary Metzen .... laborer foreman
Ralph Mock .... head painter
Candice Muriedas .... art department coordinator
Greg O'Donohue .... gang boss
Jay Pelissier .... assistant art director
Jeffrey J. Perkins .... plaster foreman
Caroline Perzan .... assistant set decorator
Caroline Perzan .... buyer
Joel Prihoda .... leadman
Elizabeth Ragagli .... buyer
Tony Salazar .... laborer foreman
Terry Scott .... construction coordinator
Beau Shippee .... set dresser
Anthony Syracuse .... propmaker foreman
Earl Thielen .... property master (as Earl V. Thielen)
Phillip Thoman .... on-set dresser
Ciro Vuoso .... construction foreman
Mark Woodworth II .... painter
Jaime Beebe .... buyer (uncredited)
Aaron Buchsbaum .... art department intern (uncredited)
Josh Ian Elliott .... set dresser (uncredited)
Joseph Fedo .... set dresser (uncredited)
Chad S. Frey .... set designer (uncredited)
Holiday Landa .... set decoration coordinator (uncredited)
Jessica McDonald .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jaudi Negri .... set dresser (uncredited)
Portia Perry .... painter (uncredited)
Tyler Pope .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Jonathan S. Rudnick .... set dresser (uncredited)
Daniel Vincent Smith .... set dresser (uncredited)
Hans Soto .... stand-by greens (uncredited)
Naomi Treuherz .... supervising signwriter (uncredited)
Sound Department
David A. Arnold .... dialogue editor (as David Arnold)
Dave Bergstrom .... dubbing stage engineer
Brad Brock .... foley mixer
Pierre Brouard .... dialogue editor
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising sound editor (as Chic Ciccolini III)
Peter J. Devlin .... sound mixer (as Peter Devlin)
Teri E. Dorman .... supervising dialogue editor
Steve Finnigan .... adr recordist
George Flores .... sound mixer: second unit
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Song Jones .... boom operator: second unit
Greg LaPlante .... digital mastering
Melissa Lytle .... assistant sound editor
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Pagan .... sound effects editor
Michael Piotrowski .... boom operator
David Raymond .... sound utility (as David Fiske Raymond)
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor
Solange S. Schwalbe .... foley editor
Paul Stula .... epk sound mixer
Dean Thomas .... cableperson: second unit
Deborah Wallach .... adr supervisor
Tim Webb .... sound recordist
Michael Broomberg .... foley artist (uncredited)
Eddie Bydalek .... digital sound mix technician (uncredited)
Tom Caton .... boom operator (uncredited)
Gary A. Hecker .... supervising foley artist (uncredited)
Jon Krupp .... sound: trailer (uncredited)
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Chad Baalbergen .... special effects coordinator (as Chad Van Balbergen)
Lawrence Decker .... special effects foreman
Jeff Miller .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Glenn Allen .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Matthew Conner .... matte painter
Richard Friedlander .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Gavin Guerra .... digital compositor
Eric J. Robertson .... visual effects supervisor: Brainstorm Digital
Daniel Abramovich .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Justin Ball .... digital effects artist: senior systems engineer: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals (uncredited)
Aleksandar Djordjevic .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Gus Duron .... digital opticals editor (uncredited)
Mark Scott Friedman .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
Brett Miller .... cg supervisor (uncredited)
Scott Minter .... compositor (uncredited)
Clayton Osmus .... digital artist (uncredited)
James William Visconti III .... media assistant (uncredited)
Chris 'Pinkus' Wesselman .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Anton Yri .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jun Zhang .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Brian Avery .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunt coordinator
Michael Hugghins .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Dominic Aluisi .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Danny Andres .... rigging grip
Dale Balani .... rigging electrician
John Barr .... director of photography: second unit
John Barr .... gaffer
Renzo Bartolopta .... rigging electrician
Michael Berger .... electrician: second unit (as Michael J. Berger)
Jeremy Braben .... aerial director of photography: UK
Tony Bryan .... best boy
Tony Bryan .... gaffer: second unit
Marc Bussio .... electrician
Anthony Cady .... key grip: second unit
Craig Campbell .... dimmer operator
Kenny Carceller .... grip
David Chase .... electrician
Sal Cocuzza .... electrician
Thomas Crawford .... best boy grip
Bruce Del Castillo .... grip (as Bruce Del Castille)
Ralph Del Castillo .... dolly grip: "a"camera
Carlos DePalma .... rigging grip foreman (as Carlos De Palma)
Andy Dorowsky .... rigging electrician
Christopher Dorowsky .... rigging electrician
Daniel Dorowsky .... rigging elect
Casey Dunn .... rigging best boy
Stefan Duschaine .... electrician: second unit (as Stefan Duchaine)
Kevin Fahey .... best boy rigging grip
Greg Fausak .... grip (as Gregory Fausak)
Cory Foster .... best boy electric: second unit (as Corey Foster)
Cory Foster .... electrician (as Corey Foster)
Clayton Fowler .... rigging grip
Alexander W. Gage .... grip (as Alexander Gage)
John-Anthony Gargiulo .... grip (as John Anthony Gargielo)
Peter Geraghty .... first assistant camera: second unit
Charley Gilleran .... key rigging grip
William J. Gilleran .... rigging grip (as William Gilleran)
Jose L. Gonzalez .... rigging grip
Michael Hester .... rigging grip (as Mike Hester)
Bodie Hyman .... grip
Eric Jensch .... film loader
David Kaiser .... electrician (as David Alan Kaiser)
Stuart Kirschner .... rigging electrician (as Stewart Kirschner)
Alex Klabukov .... key grip
Kyle Kovacs .... rigging electrician
Jimmi Lyon .... rigging electrician (as Jimi Lyons)
Benn Martenson .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Graham McPherson .... grip: second unit
Matthew Morrissey .... video playback supervisor (as Matt Morrissey)
Richard Nasworthy .... dolly grip (as Richard A. Nasworthy)
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer
Matt Perry .... best boy grip: second unit
Daniel R. Purinton .... rigging gaffer (as Daniel Purinton)
Andrew Rowlands .... Steadicam operator
Andrew Rowlands .... camera operator: "a" camera
Mark Santoni .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Richard Scarpone .... video assist operator
Sandy Sevven .... rigging electrician
Alec Shepherd .... grip (as Alec Shepard)
Bryce Shields .... assistant video assist operator
David Sirianni .... grip
Joshua Stern .... electrician: second unit
Larissa Supplitt .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Salvatore Totino .... camera operator
David Winner .... dolly grip: second unit
Andy Young .... rigging grip
Ben Betts .... video engineer (uncredited)
Chris Gordon .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Grant Goza .... additional grip (uncredited)
Casey Green .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Charles Hart .... set grip (uncredited)
Rory Hinds .... operator: "red" camera (uncredited)
Dustin Penrod .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Francesco Sauta .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Pete Villani .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jamie Castro .... casting assistant
Terrence Harris .... casting associate
Terry L. Lamfers .... casting executive (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Myron Baker .... set costume supervisor
Shawneene Carter .... costume production assistant
Laurel Frushour .... set costumer
Monica Haynes .... costumer (as Monica Hayes Nino)
Andrea Knaub .... key costumer
Bob Moore Jr. .... key set costumer
David Perrone .... set costumer (as David Perrione)
Robert Sparkman .... costume supervisor
Leslie Weir .... costumer
Editorial Department
Steve Bowen .... digital colorist
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Carolyn Calvert .... assistant editor (as Carolyn Horton)
Chris Jensen .... senior digital colorist assist
Jacquelyn Karambelas .... assistant editor (as Jacquelyn Dean)
Michael Kennedy .... digital intermediate producer
Dave Lee .... colorist: dailies
Joe Pestana .... dailies assistant
Michael Dillon .... digital intermediate assistant producer (uncredited)
Mindy Weissman .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Ryeland Allison .... musician: drums
Lorne Balfe .... composer: additional music
Lorne Balfe .... orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Tom Broderick .... technical music coordinator (as Thomas Broderick)
Steven Kofsky .... music production services (as Steve Kofsky)
Alan Meyerson .... music scoring mixer
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor
Daniel Pinder .... music editor
Tom Player .... technical score engineer
Peter Oso Snell .... technical music coordinator
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn
Martin Tillman .... soloist: cello
Greg Vines .... score mixing assistant
Mel Wesson .... ambient music designer
Andrew Zack .... music production coordinator
Hans Zimmer .... orchestrator
Katia Lewin Jablonsky .... score mixing assistant (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Frank Annunziata .... transportation dispatcher
Rick Collins .... picture car coordinator
Sanchez Daniel .... picture vehicle mechanic
Gabe Davila .... picture car wrangler
John Feinblatt .... transportation captain
Dennis McCarthy .... transportation coordinator
Brian Stackhouse .... driver
Gregg Wallace .... transportation co-captain (as Greg Wallace)
Ryan Allen .... dot supervisor (uncredited)
Michael DePue .... driver: production van (uncredited)
Royale Edward .... driver (uncredited)
Jay Fulton .... driver (uncredited)
Ted Joneson .... driver (uncredited)
A.J. Mink Jr. .... driver (uncredited)
Kevin Warendorp .... driver (uncredited)
Christopher Weippert .... driver (uncredited)
Gary Thomas Williams .... driver: Mr. Howard (uncredited)
Other crew
Gregory Alpert .... location manager (as Gregory H. Alpert)
Jorge Luis Alvarez .... assistant location manager
Christina Angeloudes .... legal & business affairs manager: Working Title
Kimi Armstrong Stein .... assistant: Mr. Grazer (as Kimi Armstrong)
Laura Bagano .... key craft service
Kate Bailey .... assistant production coordinator: Working Title
Joe Biggins .... inflatable crowd supervisor
Clinton Wade Childress .... production office assistant (as Clinton Childress)
Mark Colbert .... asset representative
Karen Leigh Crutcher .... medic (as Karen Crutcher)
Josh Deceuster .... accounting clerk
Jim DeMarco .... first assistant accountant
Dominique Derrenger .... construction accountant
Mandi Dillin .... key assistant location manager
Chloe Dorigan .... assistant: Tim Bevan, Working Title
Timothy Easthill .... finance controller: Working Title (as Tim Easthill)
Zain Effendi .... samples coordinator
Missy Eustermann .... post-production accountant
Sherry Gallarneau .... script supervisor
Katy Genovese .... payroll accountant (as Katy Tatian-Genovese)
Dennis Geraghty .... set production assistant
Marco Gonzalez .... caterer
Michael Goosen .... financial controller
Sage Grazer .... production office assistant
Gary Greenberg .... stand-in
Matt Haggerty .... set production assistant (as Matthew Haggerty)
Asleigh Hall .... accounting clerk
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
Justin Haut .... assistant production coordinator
Michael Hjelmstad .... motion picture and television liaison
Clint L. Howard .... secret service advisor
Samantha C. Kirkeby .... script supervisor: second unit (as Samantha Kirkeby)
Alex Kivlen .... key assistant location manager
Richard 'Curly' Lopez .... location security (as Richard Lopez)
Ann Lynch .... executive coordinator: Working Title
Ben Marks .... key production office assistant
Jonathan Mason .... assistant: Mr. Langella (as Jonathan A. Mason)
Gráinne Mckenna .... president of legal and business affairs: Working Title (as Gráinne McKenna)
Gregory Metcalf-Hall .... second assistant accountant (as Gregory Metcalf)
Susan Mieras .... assistant: Mr. Bacon
Andrew Miller .... location assistant
Angela Morrison .... chief operating officer: Working Title
Andrew Jackson Murphy .... location assistant
Laura O'Keefe .... set production assistant
Seth Olson .... archival footage supervisor
Paris P. Pickard .... set production assistant
Benjamin Pitts .... production assistant
Carlo Pratto .... additional first assistant accountant
Charlotte Rapak .... production secretary
Lynne Redding .... adr loop group
Ferguson Reid .... medic
Deborah Ricketts .... stock footage researcher
Sophie Saleyron .... press attache: France
Jeremy Scripter .... set production assistant
Sheeraz Shah .... head of legal and business affairs: Working Title
Lynda Shapiro .... second assistant accountant
Cara Shine .... assistant: Eric Fellner, Working Title
Grant Singer .... assistant to David Bernardi
Talley Singer .... assistant: Mr. Hallowell (as Taylor Singer)
Ryan Todd .... set production assistant (as Ryan Goldstein)
Felipe Torres Urso .... assistant: Mr. Howard (as Felipe Torres)
Felipe Torres Urso .... assistant: Mr. Howard
Lucy Wainwright .... legal and business affairs executive: Working Title
Troy Waters .... marine coordinator
Ricky R. Weaver .... production office assistant (as Ricky R. Weaver II)
Mindy Weissman .... assistant: Ms. McGill
Danielle Zloto .... assistant: Mr. Grazer
Kat Abbott .... production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Chris Bowden-Smith .... historical adviser (uncredited)
Florence Chung .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Wayne Fielder .... medic (uncredited)
Tom Lackey .... location scout (uncredited)
Melissa Voyagis Langham .... epk field producer (uncredited)
Cary Sato Lee .... craft service (uncredited)
Lily Pahlow .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Patrick Tendai Pfupajena .... assistant: Brian Grazer (uncredited)
Lee Ryder .... hand double (uncredited)
Grant Singer .... assistant: David Bernardi (uncredited)
Jason Suhrke .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Girard Swan .... stand-in: Kevin Bacon (uncredited)
Chris 'Pinkus' Wesselman .... title designer (uncredited)
John Birt .... thanks
Jack Brennan .... thanks
Carol Dykes .... grateful thanks
David Frost .... thanks (as Sir David Frost)
Miranda Gallimore .... grateful thanks
Frank Gannon .... thanks
Caroline Jane Graham .... thanks
Gavin Herbert .... grateful thanks
Ninetta Herbert .... grateful thanks
Marvin Minoff .... grateful thanks (as Marv Minoff)
Tricia Nixon .... thanks (as Tricia Nixon Cox)
Sandy Quinn .... the filmmakers gratefully thank: the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation
James Reston Jr. .... special thanks
Jodi Strong .... the filmmakers gratefully thank: director of production planning, Film LA Inc.
Danielle Todd .... the filmmakers gratefully thank: project manager, The Beverly Hilton
Bob Zelnick .... thanks

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Rated R for some language
122 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Austria:6 | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Czech Republic:15 | Denmark:11 | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:12 (theatrical rating) | Iceland:7 (video rating) | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:11 | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) | South Korea:12 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #44159)

Did You Know?

While Richard Nixon was six years younger than his agent Swifty Lazar, Lazar is portrayed by Toby Jones, who is twenty-eight years younger than Nixon's portrayer, Frank Langella.See more »
Anachronisms: Around the 1973/4 segment of the film, David Frost is filming in Australia. He watches the resignation speech in colour. Australia did not go to colour TV until 1975.See more »
Richard Nixon:I shall be your fiercest adversary. I shall come at you with everything I got, because the limelight can only shine on one of us. And for the other, it'll be the wilderness, with nothing and no one for company but those voices ringing in our head.See more »
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113 out of 156 people found the following review useful.
Howard does not disgrace himself, and the play works better as a film., 10 November 2008
Author: Chris Knipp from Berkeley, California

It didn't seem so in the run-up to the event, but British talk show host/interviewer David Frost's 1977 series of four on screen encounters with the disgraced ex-President Richard Nixon was great, historic television. This movie directed by Ron Howard successfully transfers the Peter Morgan play about the event to the big screen. Arguably, the story belonged here all along. The paraphernalia of a Hollywood production enables Howard to gussy up this claustrophobic event with such acoutrements as the luxury suite of a 747, Nixon's "smart" seaside villa La Casa Pacifica at San Clemente, and the impressive, downright menacing sight of a presidential motorcade. As the train of glittering, dark limos approach the Nixon friend's house where the interviews were shot it feels like a battalion of tanks; and Caroline Cushing (Rebecca Hall), the British socialite Frost chats up on the plane and makes his consort for the duration of the exploit seems the more slinky and glamorous for emerging from a posh airplane rather than a bare stage. Lighting tricks and artful camera angles help make Frank Langella morph more successfully into Nixon than his physicality would otherwise permit. Michael Sheen as Frost already seems to look and sound like his character, and the "monkey suit" blue blazer outfits add the final touch. His task is easier; we don't know so well or care so much what Frost was like. In the film version, both performances take on more nuance. Langella's performance on camera brims of with dyspeptic melancholy, aggression, and self-pity; Michael Sheen's as frost glitters with a muted, hysterical cheer mixing infantilism and fear. The extra visuals of a film also help to show Nixon's comfort and loneliness and Frost's sleazy playboy side.

It's important that the fakery should work well, because the movie must provide lots of closeups that those in the balcony didn't see. So long as it works, the feeling of TV interviews is better achieved in the film, and the actors don't have to yell. The camera, sometimes annoyingly jerky, but in the best moments simply direct and relentless, does their yelling for them.

So I'm saying this is a winner. Peter Morgan after all did the screenplay, and he's no stranger to such efforts--notable examples of his film writing are in The Last King of Scotland and The Queen; a rather less notable one is The Other Boleyn Girl. The flaws are simply in the events. For three of the interview parts, till it gets to Watergate in the fourth, Nixon seems to be winning. Despite a dramatic intervention by Nixon support staffer Col Jack Brennan (Kevin Bacon) to prevent an abject breakdown, Nixon does buckle under in part four. But his admissions still remain in the realm of generality, and there is the question: does anything said on TV really matter? The audience for a West End or Broadway play is a bit different from the popcorn crowd and how appealing this film will be to the mainstream is uncertain. Needless to say it's all talk and minimal action. For students of contemporary American history nonetheless the topic is thrilling. Frost used his own money for down payments. In need of cash and highly mercenary, Nixon used the celebrity agent Swiftie Lazar (Toby Jones) to get $600,000 for the interviews. Frost lost sponsors and the US networks refused to come aboard. He made down payments from his own funds and borrowed. He hired two journalists, Bob Zelnick (Oliver Platt) and James Reston (Sam Rockwell), to do support research. Reston was a firebrand opponent of Nixon. He refused to participate unless there was a commitment to shame Nixon and get him to admit he did wrong in Watergate and betrayed the country's trust.

The issue was whether Frost had the depth to tackle a job like this. He wanted a Watergate confession too, but he let Nicon play him with small talk (despite the man's claim that he was no good at it) and temporize with lengthy self-serving reminiscences that blunted most of Frost's pointed questions. This is where Zelick and especially Reston come in to give a sense of urgency. Again the film excels where the play couldn't in showing Nixon's walk out to his car after each encounter, jubilant at first, pathetic at the end.

Ultimately both in the play and the film, Frost's victory seems a hollow one, of little significance to morality or history. This is above all a story about television. In that arena, this was a coup. and there is great drama in how close Frost's project came to failing. As the encounters got under way, he was losing every sponsor, and later he lost his Australian show, having some time earlier lost his American one. The film tells us they all came back, and then some. Frost never really seems to have reentered the world of American television, but he has had many projects in England and is said now to be "worth £20 million," with a live weekly current affairs program on Al Jazeera English. Nixon is dead, and though he may have won three rounds out of four in the Frost interviews, his legacy is tainted.

The show belongs to Sheen and Langella, but Bacon is excellent as the stiff, loyal Col. Brennan, and Sam Rockwell strong in an unusually serious role for him. As Nixon's somewhat lost wife Pat, the child star of The Bad Seed Patty McCormack is touching. There are lots of other actors, far more than in the stage production, and the best thing is they don't get in the way. San Clemente also plays a significant role. The brightness and beauty of Nixon's ocean-side estate helps dramatize his depression by contrast. There were doubts about putting Howard in charge of the screen version, but they were groundless.

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