The Assassination of Richard Nixon

Release date:December 29, 2004
(NY, LA)


Director:Niels Mueller

MPAA Rating:R (for language and a scene of graphic violence)


Starring:Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Michael Wincott, Jack Thompson, Brad Henke, Jared Dorrance, Nick Searcy, Jenna Milton, Mariah Massa


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Plot Summary:

Set during the 1970s, "Nixon" centers on the true story of Philadelphia furniture salesman Sam Byck (Penn), who hatches a plot to kill Richard Nixon after Byck's attempts to live out the American dream are dashed. Byck had planned to hijack a commuter flight in Atlanta and crash the airliner into the White House.