Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon

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Average of 48 ratings: 3.2 Stars

2015 M Contains offensive language.

On the morning of December 21, 1970, Elvis Presley personally delivered a hand-written letter to a security guard at the north-west gate of the White House. In the letter, Elvis stated that he wished to meet President Nixon and give him a gift. He further indicated his desire to be made a "federal agent at large" and use his celebrity status to help fight the war against drugs. With rumours of Elvis Presley's own drug addiction circulating and his substantial anti-establishment fan contingent, there was a certain sense of irony to the gesture. But, intrigued, Nixon's aide Egil Krogh followed up with Elvis and was convinced of his sincerity. A meeting between the King and the President was approved.

Elvis & Nixon takes us through the bizarre and comical events leading up to and during that meeting. The encounter culminated in Elvis hugging the President, attempting to impart his gift of a World War II era Colt .45 pistol and receiving his federal badge from the Bureau of Narcotics that very day.

Starring Kevin Spacey as Nixon and Michael Shannon as Elvis, this fascinating true story sees two of most influential figures in America, with seemingly nothing in common, brought together for one beautifully absurd moment.

Kevin Spacey, Michael Shannon, Colin Hanks
Liza Johnson
Comedy , Political Comedy

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82 minutes

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2.40:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English descriptive for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1

5 Member Reviews Write a review

2 by Tubbs

Not a bad plot idea but its a bit flat in its presentation which is surprising considering the casting.

3.5 by Jpeg

Only in America truth that was stranger than fiction what I call a quirky movie I loved it wife hate it.

4.5 by Taurus64


Is this a good story or what. Must watch.

3 by Blackpeter

A bit disappointed not to get at least some music from the king (but parts of one wee song, sung by an impersonator) ... and lets face it - Michael Shannon does not really look like Elvis. However -... Read more

3 by Ganny01

Felt a little like a theatrical play and it should have been more fun. That being said it was still fun and Shannon and Spacey are as great as expected.