Elvis Meets Nixon

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"Truth is funnier than fiction!"
  • PG-13
  • 1997
  • 7.0  (717)

Elvis Meets Nixon is a 1997 comedy biographical film that tells the story of the most unexpected meeting of two iconic personalities in American history, Elvis Presley and President Nixon. The film is directed by Allan Arkush and stars Rick Peters as Elvis Presley and Bob Gunton as President Richard Nixon. The film also features Alyson Court as Jerry Schilling, Elvis's long-time friend and confidant.

The story of Elvis Meets Nixon is based on true events that took place on December 21, 1970, when Elvis Presley arrived unannounced at the White House gate with a letter requesting to meet with the President of the United States. The film takes place during the height of Elvis's fame when his popularity was at its peak, and he wanted to offer his services to the country by becoming a federal agent-at-large.

The film begins with Elvis's arrival in Washington, D.C., where he is met by his longtime friend and manager Jerry Schilling. Elvis is determined to meet the President and hopes to be inducted as a federal agent to help combat the drug problem in America. Elvis decides to take matters into his own hands and shows up at the White House gate with a letter for the President, requesting a meeting. When the guards refuse to let him in, Elvis decides to take a different approach and writes another letter, this time directly to the President.

Meanwhile, President Nixon is dealing with some of the most significant issues of his presidency, including the Vietnam War, and a protester is causing havoc on the White House lawn. When Nixon's staff reads Elvis's letter, they are highly skeptical about the whole situation and wonder if it is all just a joke. However, Nixon's advisor Egil Krogh sees an opportunity to improve the president's public image by having him meet the most famous man in America, Elvis Presley.

As the story progresses, Elvis finally gets his meeting with President Nixon, and the two iconics personalities couldn't be more different. Elvis is a flamboyant and charismatic performer, while Nixon is a highly-strung and paranoid president. The meeting between Elvis and Nixon is filled with hilarious moments as the two men try to find common ground. Elvis is determined to get his badge, while Nixon is fascinated by Elvis's lifestyle and questioning how he became so popular.

The movie is a hilarious satire about two of the most powerful men in America, Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon, meeting during the height of their fame. While the film is mostly comedic, it also touches on some important issues of the time, such as the Vietnam War and drug use in America.

The performances in the film are outstanding, with Rick Peters delivering a convincing portrayal of Elvis Presley. Peters captures the essence of Elvis's personality and charisma, making the audience feel like they are watching the real Elvis. Bob Gunton, who plays President Nixon, does an excellent job of portraying a man who was highly-strung and paranoid, but who also had a sense of humor.

Overall, Elvis Meets Nixon is a fun, entertaining and informative movie that is suitable for all ages. The film showcases a unique moment in American history when two of the country's most iconic personalities met for the first time. The film's humor and drama make it an enjoyable experience, and it's a must-see for any Elvis or Nixon fans.

Elvis Meets Nixon is a 1997 drama. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

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    7.0  (717)