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White House Madness (1975)

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Nixon finds his administration crumbling around him, his allies turning against him, the courts beginning to hound him and an exorcist is even called in to drive the demons from his soul.

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Bob Haldeman
Perry Cook ...
John Mitchell
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John Erlichman
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William Tregoe ...
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George Skaff ...
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Nixon finds his administration crumbling around him, his allies turning against him, the courts beginning to hound him and an exorcist is even called in to drive the demons from his soul.

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The film was made and first released during the presidency of U.S. American Republican President Gerald Ford, the successor commander-in-chief to U.S. American Republican President Richard Nixon, after the latter resigned in disgrace, and famously had said, "I'm not a crook". Ford pardoned Nixon for the Watergate political scandal. See more »

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Spoofs The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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political satire with a madcap sense of humor, good early effort from the director of 'Commando' and 'Class of 1984'
18 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

I think 'White House Madness' is a great example of quality independent cinema which combines a madcap sense of humor with political satire. The movie gets a bit preachy towards the end (for example: "I don't know what year you're in but I declare it 1984" followed by Hitler salutes) but throughout, the film is very funny. Basically the Watergate scandal is explained as a mix-up involving Nixon attempting to recover a stuffed, mechanical dog, which contains all of his criminal admissions; this essentially leads to the Watergate Scandal. Many clever moments of Marx Bros. type humor ensues. However if you're not a fan of this of type humor mixed with political satire and a somewhat preachy edge - particularly towards the end, then you might not like this. Also, it's lack of budget is somewhat obvious since this was an independent project. But if you put those prejudices aside, you might enjoy it. It's also a great mid 70s time capsule.


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