Frost/Nixon | 2008

Drama, Adaptation
For three years after being forced from office, Richard Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the ...more
Director: Ron Howard
Awards: 5 Oscar nominations. Another 2 wins & 20 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Richard Nixon

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... David Frost

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... James Reston Jr.

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... Irving "Swifty" Lazar

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... John Birt

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... Frank Gannon

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... Jack Brennan

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... Bob Zelnick

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... Diane Sawyer

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... Pat Nixon

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... Caroline Cushing

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... Ken Khachigian

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Synopsis

For three years after being forced from office, Richard Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 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 David 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.

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