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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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Alan Rosen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Peters ... Elvis Presley
Bob Gunton ... Richard M. Nixon
Alyson Court ... Priscilla Presley
Denny Doherty ... Vernon
Jackie Burroughs ... Dodger
Curtis Armstrong ... Farley Hall
Gabriel Hogan ... Bobby Bishop
Robbi Jay Thuet Robbi Jay Thuet ... Lisa Marie Presley
Thom Sears ... Bodyguard #1
Wayne Ward Wayne Ward ... Bodyguard #2
Rick Wharton Rick Wharton ... Bodyguard #3
Keith Jones Keith Jones ... Bodyguard #4
Robyn Stevan Robyn Stevan ... Karen - Airline Agent
Patrick McKenna ... Supervisor - Airline Agent
Hamish McEwan ... Wait Carpenter
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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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You can't make this stuff up. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvis und der Präsident See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Richard M. Nixon: By the way, Elvis, did you ever, ah, mess around with Marilyn Monroe?
Elvis Presley: No, sir.
Richard M. Nixon: Well, the Kennedys did, you know. Hoover played me the tape.
Elvis Presley: Well, gee, Mr. President, I kinda wish I had a tape of this meetin', so I could play it for muh wife and muh little daughter.
Richard M. Nixon: Tape-record meetings.
[suddenly intrigued]
Richard M. Nixon: Hmm...
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Connections

References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Incense & Peppermints
Performed by Strawberry Alarm Clock
Written by John Carter and Tim Gilbert
Courtesy of MCA Records
By arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
Published by Claridge Music Company
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Eccentric and funny
28 August 1999 | by AndrewDavidEskridgeSee 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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