The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.
On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock 'n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. Starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, comes the untold true story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. Written by
The scene in which Elvis is sitting at LAX shows Southwest Airlines 737 classics in the canyon blue livery. These aircrafts were not introduced until 1984, and that livery was not used until 2001. See more »
That's how I learned to develop these knuckles of steel. Now, slap them. Come on, harder! Harder! Let it out! Let it out! Those are the steel claws of a tiger, Mr. President.
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I expected more. The actor portraying Elvis is better suited to the Addams family. No looks or charisma. Kevin Spacey did a good job. The movie had so much potential, but nothing really worked the way it was presented. Elvis could have been portrayed by a cardboard cut out and carried from scene to scene. The donut shop scene was insulting and racist. I remember this event well and found it ironic that a big pill user would want to be a drug enforcement agent. The put down of the counterculture was ironic since Elvis was himself considered a threat to decency in the beginning of his career. All in all a poorly made film.
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