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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 »

Director:

Allan Arkush

Writer:

Alan Rosen
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Ever wondered what was on those 18 minutes of missing tape? 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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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

Set in 1970, Elvis is seen in his hotel room watching "Big Jake" on television. "Big Jake" wasn't produced until 1971 and didn't premiere on television until 1976. See more »

Quotes

Richard M. Nixon: Hmm, maybe I should add the Beatles to my "enemies list."
Elvis Presley: You have an *enemies* list, sir?
Richard M. Nixon: Um, no.
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Connections

References Harum Scarum (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Christmas
Performed by Ronnie McDowell
Written by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson
Published by PolyGram International Publishing, Inc.
Produced by Spencer Proffer
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Good parody...Excuse the liberties taken
18 April 2004 | by jwpeel-1See all my reviews

I admit I'm a sucker for movies with the real people being portrayed, especially when Elvis is one of the main characters. This is a very funny movie that purports to be factual, and yet the liberties are many, but since it a comedy really, I can excuse that. It's in all the reviews I've read so far, the one inconsistency that no one caught (and I really being picky here but I feel I have to mention it) and that is that Elvis drinks a Coke when he preferred Pepsi. This would probably simply product placement and nothing more. I mentioned it because I am a dedicated Coke drinker. But anyway, the way the two principals act is meant to be exaggerated. Certainly, Elvis wasn't quite so cloddish, but knowing what I know about Nixon, I don't think they were too far off the mark there. The lead, Rick Peters, does a very good impersonation of the KING, and I'm also a sucker for good impersonations, doing a few of them myself. I just wish I were half as good at doing Elvis, but this guy looks more like him that I ever could even if he isn't a dead ringer for the King. Perhaps the coolest thing about this movie are the real people whose comments appear in different parts of the film. People like Dick Cavett, Wayne Newton and Tony Curtis. My only problem with the movie is Elvis swearing.so much. I don't believe he did this so.frequently. It's worth checking out.


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