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The Assassination of Richard Nixon ()


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Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.

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Samuel J. Bicke
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Marie Andersen Bicke
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Bonny Simmons
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Jack Jones
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Martin Jones (as Brad Henke)
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Tom Ford
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Julius Bicke
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Harold Mann
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Mae Simmons
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Receptionist
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Sammy Jr.
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Ellen
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Julie
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Marie's Mother
Derek Greene ...
Joey Simmons
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Mel Samuels
Robert Kenneth Cooper ...
Irate Driver
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Businesswoman (as Tracy Lynn Middendorf)
Kenneth White ...
Customer
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Customer
James Morrison Reese ...
Customer
Frank Brown Jr. ...
Customer
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Customer (as James D. Carraway)
Jay Jacobus ...
Customer
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Co-Pilot
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Hostage
Denise Balthrop Cassidy ...
Bank Teller
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Security Man (as Gary Mack)
Melissa Saltzman ...
Boarding Agent
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Bus boy
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Pete Boughn ...
Old Fisherman (uncredited)
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Boy in Airport (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
Johnny Drocco ...
Passenger on Skyway (uncredited)
Ryan Else ...
Airplane Passanger (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Adi Freeman ...
Passanger with Boy in Airport (uncredited)
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Co-Pilot (uncredited)
David Hilliard ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Donald Lett II ...
Airport Passenger (uncredited)
Annie Lore ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Airport Security (uncredited)
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Jack's Wife (uncredited)
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Busboy (uncredited)
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Travel Agent (uncredited)
Cindy Warner ...
Dinner Date (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Pedestrian Outside Bank (uncredited)

Directed by

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Niels Mueller

Written by

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Kevin Kennedy ... (written by)
 
Niels Mueller ... (written by)

Produced by

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Doug Bernheim ... co-producer
Alfonso Cuarón ... producer
Carlos Cuarón ... associate producer
Leonardo DiCaprio ... executive producer
Arnaud Duteil ... executive producer
Debra Grieco ... line producer
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan ... executive producer
Kevin Kennedy ... executive producer
Jason Kliot ... executive producer
John Limotte ... co-producer
Emmanuel Lubezki ... associate producer
Kurt Mueller ... associate producer
Alexander Payne ... executive producer
Frida Torresblanco ... executive producer
Jorge Vergara ... producer
Joana Vicente ... executive producer

Music by

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Steven M. Stern

Cinematography by

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Emmanuel Lubezki ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jay Cassidy

Editorial Department

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Steve Bowen ... digital color timer
Ben Estrada ... digital colorist assistant
Joe Fineman ... post-production consultant
Michael Healey ... digital colorist
Ian Kezsbom ... post-production assistant: Mr. Mueller
Curtis Lindersmith ... digital intermediate editor
Jim Passon ... color timer
Dov Samuel ... first assistant editor
Lorene Simpson ... digital intermediate producer
Michael Toji ... post production supervisor

Casting By

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Mali Finn

Production Design by

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Lester Cohen

Set Decoration by

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Barbara Munch

Costume Design by

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Aggie Guerard Rodgers

Makeup Department

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Karen Bradley ... key makeup artist
Martial Corneville ... wig maker
Gretchen Davis ... additional makeup artist (as Gretchen Davis-Motron)
Stephan Dupuis ... additional makeup artist
Peggy Forcellini ... assistant hair stylist
Rick Glassman ... dental special effects: Sean Penn (as Dr. Rick Glassman)
Erwin H. Kupitz ... wig maker (as Erwin Kupitz)
Robin Mathews ... key hair stylist: Omaha
Yvette Rivas ... additional hair stylist
Gail Rowell-Ryan ... personal hair stylist: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn
Rick Stratton ... makeup artist: Mr. Penn / makeup department head
Laurel Van Dyke ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Debra Grieco ... unit production manager
Celeste Healy ... production supervisor
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan ... unit production manager
Carole Terranova ... unit production manager: Los Angeles Crew

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nandi Bowe ... additional second second assistant director
Stuart B. Hagen ... second assistant director (as Stuart Hagen)
Van Hayden ... first assistant director
Staci Lamkin ... second second assistant director
Roland Manarin ... assistant director: Omaha
Jon C. Scheide ... first assistant director: omaha
Frank Simeone ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Sopher Allez ... set dresser
Kelli Bagby ... art department assistant (as Kelly Bagby)
Nate Belove ... on-set dresser
David Bjorngaard ... set decoration buyer
Stephanie Cain ... art department coordinator
Wes Clowers ... construction coordinator: Nebraska scenes
Scott Cobb ... assistant art director
Paul de Lumen ... art department assistant
Dale Haugo ... lead scenic artist
Mike Helbig ... leadman
Lawrence Hornbeck ... set dresser
Sean House ... assistant property master
Geoffrey Lake ... greensman
Greg Lake ... scenic artist
Todd Lookinland ... propmaker (as Todd Lookinland)
Patrick Ludden ... property master
Mark Luevano ... construction foreman
John Micheletos ... set dresser
Ben Nichols ... carpenter
Trish Place ... painter
Tom Richardson ... painter
Roel Robles ... storyboard artist
Gretchen Scharfenberg ... props
Kevin Schlack ... carpenter
Louis Visco ... set dresser
Tom Vukmanic ... propmaker
Doug E. Williams ... construction coordinator
Lauren Abrams ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Virginia Hopkins ... painter (uncredited)
Gilbert Johnson ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Annie Mueller ... props buyer (uncredited)
Craig Seamas ... carpenter (uncredited)
Mark Warren ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bob Bowman ... first assistant sound editor
Robert Deschaine ... adr mixer
Dino Dimuro ... sound effects editor
Ezra Dweck ... sound effects editor
Marc Fishman ... re-recording mixer
Paul Flinchbaugh ... digital assistant sound editor
Jonathan Fuh ... boom operator
José Antonio García ... sound mixer
Don Givens ... foley mixer
Jeff Gunn ... foley artist
Tony Lamberti ... re-recording mixer
Lee W. Lebaigue ... digital assistant sound editor (as Lee Lebaigue)
Anna MacKenzie ... supervising sound editor
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist
Victoria Rose Sampson ... dialogue editor (as Vickie Sampson)
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer
Tami Treadwell ... adr recordist

Special Effects by

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Frank Ceglia ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Erik Dehkhoda ... digital compositor
Dennis Fitzsimmons ... digital compositor
Adam Hawkey ... lead compositor: iO Film (as Adam S. Hawkey)
Michael John Koetter ... digital compositor: iOFilm
Kevin Lin ... quality control coordinator, digital intermediate: Efilm/Panavision
Diane Macke ... visual effects coordinator
Brian Allan ... optical camera (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon ... I/O supervisor: iO FILM (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai ... data manager (uncredited)

Stunts

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Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi ... stunt performer
Rocky Capella ... stunt coordinator
Thomas M. Ficke ... utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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James Beaumonte ... dolly grip
Pete Bowman ... grip
Phil Bray ... still photographer
Dave Childers ... key grip
Gregory Collis ... rigging grip
Jonathan Doff ... video assist operator
Patrick Figueroa ... best boy grip
Sean Flood ... electrician
Tim Guffin ... camera loader
Brook Johnson ... grip
Ngoc Lam ... camera intern
Oriana Lewton-Leopold ... camera intern
Patrick Loungway ... camera operator
Patrick McArdle ... first assistant camera
Starrs McBurney ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Robert 'Boomer' McCann ... grip (as Robert McCann)
Mark Nakahara ... electrician
Dayton Nietert ... gaffer
Bobby Powell ... best boy electric
Robert Powers ... rigging gaffer
Calvin Roberts ... video playback operator
Duane Robinson ... rigging grip
Mark Sheets ... rigging crew
Terry Sullivan ... electrician
Jerzy Zielinski ... director of photography: second unit
Michael Best ... rigging grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Nina Henninger ... local casting
Sarah Kliban ... background casting
Jonathan Leeder ... casting associate
David Rapaport ... casting associate
Maureen Whalen ... casting associate: San Francisco

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michael Becker ... costumer
Judy Feil ... costume supervisor
Tabitha Johnson ... wardrobe intern
Mary Elizabeth Still ... costumer
Valerie White ... set costumer

Location Management

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Amira Bailey ... location scout (as Mira Bailey)
Kit Barrett ... location manager: Omaha
Mary Clutts ... location scout
Linda Emmons-Cunningham ... location manager: Sacramento
Sharonda Faison ... location scout
Dana Gong ... location scout
Mark E. Hough ... location scout
Saisie M. Jang ... assistant location manager
Dan Kemp ... key assistant location manager
Ellen Lent ... key location manager
Matthew Riutta ... assistant location manager
Markandrew Terry ... location assistant
Scott Trimble ... location scout

Music Department

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Bunny Andrews ... music editor
Doug Bernheim ... additional music supervisor
Lucinda Carmichael ... additional music supervisor
James Fitzpatrick ... music contractor
Liza Richardson ... music supervisor
Jack Smalley ... conductor / orchestrator
Michael Stern ... scoring mixer
Steven M. Stern ... music producer: classical music
Harold Cane ... music coordinator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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John Bromstead ... driver
Jaime Chapparo ... driver
Mac Cook ... driver
Diana Curtis ... driver
Joe Hunter ... picture car coordinator (as Joseph Hunter)
David Joseph ... driver
Leonard Lemas ... driver
Dannie Lenz ... production driver
Dany Lenz ... driver
John Levi ... driver
John R. Lopez ... driver: Sean Penn
Eli Lozano ... driver
Sandra Ninham ... transportation captain
Phil Payette ... driver
Howard Richards ... driver
Frank Rocha ... driver
Marco Ruiz ... driver
Billy Scoles ... transportation coordinator: Omaha
Nathan Strom ... driver
Anne Valentine ... driver
Bobby Weaver ... driver (as Bob Weaver)

Other crew

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Deborah Alexander-Lee ... photo double (as Deborah Alexander)
Karen Baker ... set production intern
Steve Bannatyne ... assistant to writers
Ian Baptiste ... stand- in
Kanta Barrios ... assistant: Mr. Cuaron
Rich Bokides ... production assistant
Mark Bosia ... medic coordinator
Owen Carver ... production office intern
James Chandler ... craft service
Tora Chung ... assistant production coordinator
Christa Collins ... assistant: Mr. Penn
Sara Cortinas ... assistant: Mr. Vergara
Lora Davis ... production assistant
Sharlene Duale ... production coordinator
Christine Dye ... first assistant accountant
Max Fink ... set production assistant
Mandy Goldberg ... assistant: Ms. Torresblanco
Michael Greggans ... stand-in
Yaron Kaplan ... set production assistant
Julie Landholt ... title designer (as J. Kathryn Landholt)
Rocky LaRochelle ... stand-in
Annaliese Levy ... assistant: Ms. Watts
Sara Lichterman ... assistant: Mr. Kliot/Ms. Vicente
Sato Masuzawa ... assistant: Mr. Penn
Karla Moles ... production coordinator: Mexico
Tim Monich ... dialect coach
Dave Moorer ... set medic
Kurt Mueller ... archival footage coordinator
Paul Muldrow ... key set production assistant
Patrick Musni ... gun wrangler
Noah Newman ... set production intern
Joyce Quan ... assistant accountant
Deborah Ricketts ... archival footage researcher
Renée Rosenfeld ... script supervisor (as Renee Rosenfeld)
Brian Sampson ... stand-in: Sam
Scott Sandine ... set medic
Teresa Seina ... production assistant
Anna Shkolnikov ... office production intern
Alex Stapleton ... assistant: Mr. Mueller
Kana Takahashi ... accounting clerk
Juan Tovar ... development manager
Christine Wilcock ... office production assistant
Stu Yoder ... stand-in
Ami Zins ... film commissioner
Chad Bishoff ... production assistant (uncredited)
Cory Johnson ... production assistant (uncredited)
Dennis Post ... Production Assistant: Sacramento (uncredited)
Deacon Reed ... production assistant: Sacramento (uncredited)
Stephen Scheide ... production assistant: Omaha (uncredited)
Nikolas Zasimczuk ... set production intern (uncredited)

Thanks

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Walter Cronkite ... special thanks
Werner Herzog ... special thanks
Kurt Mueller ... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by
Kieran Ridge ... thanks
Gary Winick ... special thanks
Kevin E Young ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 John Sacksteder

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Taglines The mad story of a true man. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Assassination of L.B.J. (United States)
  • Attentat auf Richard Nixon (Germany)
  • El asesinato de Richard Nixon (Spain)
  • Атентатът срещу Ричард Никсън (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Zabic prezydenta (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $37,547, 02 Jan 2005

Did You Know?

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Trivia Sean Penn was attached to this project for six years before the financing for the picture was secured. See more »
Goofs As Samuel Bicke is about to board the plane, an announcement is made that the TWA flight to Atlanta is about to board. On the news, it is announced as him boarding a Delta flight. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Assassination of Richard Nixon/Meet the Fockers/Fat Albert (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat Major, Op. 73 See more »
Quotes Samuel Bicke: Slavery never really ended in this country. It just gave it another name... Em-plo-yee.
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