A "Troglodyte" Republican (Kid Rock) and a "Commie" Democrat (Sean Penn) argue in a bar over the contentious presidential campaign, until a news report about the Iraq War inspires the two to unite as fellow Americans.
Fact-based story about a disturbed office furniture salesman who in 1972 concocted a plot to kill then-President Nixon by hi-jacking a plane to fly over the White House to drop a gas bomb. At the start of the movie, the man is separated from his wife and stressed in his job where he is made the butt of jokes and is an under-performer. Attempts to get his brother's old tire business resurrected with a black partner is rejected by the banks. When he is officially served with divorce papers, everything comes apart and Richard Nixon's broken promises comes to represent all the evils that have come down on him. A news story about a pilot that landed a helicopter on the White House lawn gives him the idea for his attack. Bolting onto a Baltimore plane, he attempts the hi-jacking.Written by
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From the PA announcement we learn that Bicke will be boarding a TWA flight. In one shot of the aircraft a red pointed cheatline (stripe painted near the windows) is seen which would have been part of TWA's 1972 livery. However, when we see the exterior of the boarding door from the jetway, the Delta Air Lines "widget" (a red triangle and a blue triangle) can be seen. See more »
Testing. Testing. Testing. One, two, three. Mr. Maestro, Leonard Bernstein, tape number one.
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The Return of Farmer John
Written by Rudy Salas, Steven Salas, Mario Paniagua
Performed by The Salas Brothers with The Jaguars
Under License from Rampart Records
By Arrangement with Pacific Electric Music Group
Published by Padua Music Co.
Administered by Electric Pacific Songs (BMI) See more »
Just saw THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON last night at an AFI screening. The film is absolutely stunning.
Niels Mueller has such a sure and masterful hand in directing that belies the fact that this is his theatrical directorial debut. He directs with a flair that is never gimmicky and the film is pitch perfect without a single false note (helped in part by the tight script by Mueller and Kevin Kennedy and the elegant editing). The scenes hum with a slowburn intensity and gradually build up a momentum that lunges to the film's explosive final act.
This young director is one to watch.
Sean Penn gave a powerful and nuanced performance that explores the whole range of his acting personas. This IS the towering performance of his career. Excellent supporting work from Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Jack Thompson and a scene-stealing Michael Wincott.
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