Elvis & Nixon

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Elvis & Nixon may not do much to expand on its absurdly iconic photographic source material, but it's rarely less than engaging thanks to its talented starring duo.

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On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock 'n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. The untold true story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

Cast

Michael Shannon
as Elvis Presley
Kevin Spacey
as Richard Nixon
Alex Pettyfer
as Jerry Schilling
Colin Hanks
as Egil Krogh
Evan Peters
as Dwight Chapin
Sky Ferreira
as Charlotte
Tracy Letts
as John Finlator
Tate Donovan
as H.R. Haldeman
Ashley Benson
as Margaret
Ahna O'Reilly
as Margaret (Ticket Agent)
Ian Hoch
as Donald
Nathalie Love
as Stewardess #1
Atlanta de Cadenet
as Stewardess #2
Skye Forsyth-Peters
as Stewardess #3
Poppy Delevingne
as Stewardess #4
Joey Sagal
as Elvis Impersonator
Marcus Lyle Brown
as White House Guard #1
Anthony Marble
as White House Guard #2
Hanala Sagal
as Judy (Chapin's Secretary)
Kevin "Lucky" Johnson
as Ronnie (Limo Driver)
Brandy Carter
as Teenage Girl
Katie Corwin
as Secretary
Geraldine Singer
as Rose Mary Woods
Vivian Winther
as Sondra (Krogh Secretary)
Danny McCarthy
as Agent Duncan
Gary Roberson
as Charlotte's Dad
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Critic Reviews for Elvis & Nixon

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Audience Reviews for Elvis & Nixon

  • Jul 20, 2017
    It's hard to say how much of this meeting is actually based on facts, and how much is fantasy. The two historical figures are not exactly portrayed very flatteringly, but is fun to see two acting giants like Spacey and Shannon meet. Their conversation is pretty quirky, just like the entire film, but not exactly laugh-out-loud-funny. That makes for an entertaining tale but not an entirely memorable one.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 03, 2017
    Even if it doesn't have that much to offer apart from being an amusing curiosity about an iconic moment immortalized in a photograph, the film is super funny and fun to watch, with great dialogue and two priceless performances by Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 21, 2016
    Quirky and fun, Elvis & Nixon is a lighthearted indie comedy about the surprisingly true story behind one of the most famous photographs in the National Archives. On the eve of Christmas 1970 the King of Rock 'n Roll, Elvis Presley, makes a surprise visit to the White House hoping to get a meeting with President Richard Nixon; who reluctantly takes the meeting and finds that Elvis is quite different than he had expected. Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey both give excellent performances and do a great job with the dry humor. But the writing's a little weak; as the plot's a bit thin and doesn't go into much depth. And the directing is fairly pedestrian, not really bringing a lot of energy to the film. Yet the strong performances are able to elevate the material and make Elvis & Nixon incredibly interesting and quite entertaining.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2016
    Michael Shannon is superb as Elvis in this. Exceedingly well done, with great music and the superb Kevin Spacey too.
    Ian W Super Reviewer

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