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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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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 ... Karen - Airline Agent
Patrick McKenna ... Supervisor - Airline Agent
Hamish McEwan ... Wait Carpenter
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Storyline

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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Truth is funnier than fiction! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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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 Harum Scarum (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Rip It Up
Performed by Ronnie McDowell
Written by Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell (as Robert Blackwell) and John Marascalco
Published by Sony/ATV Songs, LLC.
Produced by Spencer Proffer
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I loved it!
4 March 2006 | by junertcbSee all my reviews

This film is absolutely terrific!..so good, in fact, that I bought several copies when it came out on VHS. I watch it all the time and recommend it to other Elvis fans. A lot of them haven't even heard of it. Thanks to the Director..who is always the 'Captain of the Ship"..for a wonderful presentation of an amazing story. There are a few moments in the film that I was uneasy with..particularly, when Elvis is alone in his hotel room and becomes morose..we cannot try and imagine what his private moments were and it is unfair to him. Other than that, I was riveted. Rick Peters did an outstanding job..the best of anyone who has tried to portray our hero. I wish Rick had been offered the job in the recent mini-series, "Elvis", because the only flaw in that film was the actor portraying him..(and he won a Golden Globe award?). This film had lots of humor and it truly gives new generations of Elvis fans a glimpse into the man himself..his love of laughter and his generosity and tenderheartedness. Elvis 'took off' a couple of times in his youth. He was only 6 years old when he tried to hitchhike from East Tupelo to Tupelo Proper..he was looking for his hero, Mississippi Slim. Another time, he reached the Fairgrounds..at the tender age of 11 and sang in a contest there..he was quoted as saying that he."came in 5th place, not 2nd as has been said". I believe there was another time, when he entered a contest in Mississippi..country music singing..and actually won!. I think he loved the adventure of doing something totally impulsive and secretive. His adventures in Washington D.C. are just a part of that. Yes, he would have made a great policeman or detective but, I'm glad he chose to entertain us instead. There will never be another like him. Too bad, because we need another Elvis.


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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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