Frost/Nixon

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2008 | R | Drama Political | 2 hours, 2 minutes

In 1977, famed interviewer David Frost interviewed former president Richard Nixon. more


In Movie Theaters U.S.

Thursday, December 25, 2008 Nationwide Release
December 5, 2008 Limited

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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DIRECTOR


WRITER

Peter Morgan

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Motion Picture Rating MPAA

R for some language.

Storyline

In 1977, famed interviewer David Frost interviewed former president Richard Nixon. For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost's team harbored doubts about their boss' ability to hold his own. But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted. Would Nixon evade questions of his role in one of the nation's greatest disgraces? Or would Frost confound critics and bravely demand accountability from the man who'd built a career out of stonewalling? Over the course of their encounter, each man would reveal his own insecurities, ego and reserves of dignity--ultimately setting aside posturing in a stunning display of unvarnished truth. "Frost/Nixon" not only re-creates the on-air interview, but the weeks of around-the-world, behind-the-scenes maneuvering between the two men and their camps as negotiations were struck, deals were made and secrets revealed--all leading to the moment when they would sit facing one another in the court of public opinion.



Production Notes

  • Based on the play of the same name.

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