2008   USA, UK, France Frost/Nixon
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Director:Ron Howard
Studio:Imagine Entertainment
Writer:Peter Morgan, Peter Morgan
IMDb Rating:7.9 (44,351 votes)
Awards:1 win
Genre:Drama, History
Duration:122 min
Ron Howard  ...  (Director)
Peter Morgan, Peter Morgan  ...  (Writer)
Toby Jones  ...  Swifty Lazar
Frank Langella  ...  Richard Nixon
Michael Sheen  ...  David Frost
Sam Rockwell  ...  James Reston, Jr.
Kevin Bacon  ...  Jack Brennan
Matthew Macfadyen  ...  John Birt
Oliver Platt  ...  Bob Zelnick
Rebecca Hall  ...  Caroline Cushing
Andy Milder  ...  Frank Gannon
Kate Jennings Grant  ...  Diane Sawyer
Gabriel Jarret  ...  Ken Khachigian
Jim Meskimen  ...  Raymond Price
Patty McCormack  ...  Pat Nixon
Geoffrey Blake  ...  Interview Director
Clint Howard  ...  Lloyd Davis
Salvatore Totino  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: 400 million people were waiting for the truth.

Summary: Hollywood heavyweight Ron Howard adapts playwright Peter Morgan's West End hit for the silver screen with this feature focusing on the 1977 television interviews between journalist David Frost (Michael Sheen) and former president Richard Nixon (Frank Langella). At the time Nixon sat down with Frost to discuss the sordid details that ultimately derailed his presidency, it had been three years since the former commander in chief had been forced out of office. The Watergate scandal was still fresh in everyone's minds, and Nixon had remained notoriously tight-lipped until he agreed to sit down with Frost. Nixon was certain that he could hold his own opposite the up-and-coming British broadcaster, and even Frost's own people weren't quite sure their boss was ready for such a high-profile interview. When the interview ultimately got under way and each man eschewed the typical posturing in favor of the simple truth, fans and critics on both sides were stunned by what they witnessed. Instead of Nixon stonewalling the interviewer as expected, or Frost lobbing softballs as the truth-seekers feared, what emerged was an unguardedly honest exchange between a man who had lost everything and another with everything to gain. In this film, viewers are treated to not only a recreation of that landmark interview, but a behind-the-scenes look at the power struggles that led up to it as well. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Brian Grazer team to produce a film adapted for the screen by original play author Morgan (The Queen and The Last King of Scotland).

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