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Elvis & Nixon (2016)

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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.

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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 Bleecker Street

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The true story you won't quite believe. See more »

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Comedy | History

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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21 April 2016 (Russia)  »

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$466,447 (USA) (22 April 2016)

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$1,031,598 (USA) (6 May 2016)
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In the film's early stage of development, this was going to be a micro-budget movie, with co-screenwriter Joey Sagal going to play Elvis Presley. However, he ended up playing Elvis Impersonator Joe King instead. See more »

Goofs

Elvis was brought into Oval Office at 5:00. During the meeting, the clock on wall says 12:35. See at approx 1:02. See more »

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Elvis: No, that's cool man. Buzz sent me one too.
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References Blue Hawaii (1961) See more »

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There Will Be Peace In The Valley For Me
Written by Thomas A. Dorsey
Performed by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The true story?
27 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had heard the story of Elvis' meeting with Nixon, but not how it came about. How true this story is, is open to conjecture. The wonderful Kevin Spacey is totally acceptable as Nixon. The look, the voice and the stooped deportment, are spot on. Unfortunately, I never for on moment thought that I was looking at Elvis. Michael Shannon's wig was about the only thing that was on the money. Elvis was very handsome, with tremendous charisma, and a good build. Shannon had none of that going for him. Colin Hanks is improving every time I see him. His portrayal of a Nixon aide was nicely drawn. Johnny Knoxville was rather wasted, as part of the Elvis 'mafia'. It's not a bad bad film and is not padded out too much, though it would probably have made a better television show.


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