Directed by: Oliver Stone
Writing credits: Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Oliver Stone
Movie Genre: Drama/True Life
Running Time: 192 minutes
Nixon is a 1995 movie directed by Oliver Stone which chronicles the political and personal life of Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th President of the United States of America.
Although he is one of the most chronicled public figures of the 20th century, Nixon remains an enigma to many, his decisions, motives and behaviour often shrouded in mystery.
The film covers all aspects of Nixon's life as a pastiche and composite of actual events.
It depicts his childhood in Whittier, California, as well as his growth as a young man, football fan and player, and suitor to his eventual wife, Pat Ryan.
It fully explores most of the important events of his presidency, including his downfall due to abuse of executive power in the White House.
Nixon is an epic, three-hour-long biography, which attempts to understand the man behind the tarnished presidential seal; a man whose lifelong quest for public acceptance through political power constantly eluded him ... even when he held the highest office in the nation.
Tagline: He had greatness within his grasp.