One fine day in December 1970, one of the most famous man in the world, the rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley arrives at the Oval Office on an impromptu visit, with a request to meet with the president of America. How will the meeting unfold?
Witty and wise, this insightful drama is set on the morning of December 21, 1970, actor-singer Elvis Presley shows up to the White House and requests an urgent meeting with President Richard Nixon.
Presley opposes the drug culture, the hippie movement, SDS, and Black Panthers; he loves guns and wants Nixon to swear him in as an undercover agent in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
Two of Nixon's senior aides, Dwight Chapin and Egil Krogh, set up a meeting between the two men. At first, Nixon is annoyed by what he sees as a PR stunt, but over the course of the meeting finds that they have much in common: they are both self-made men who came from humble beginnings and worked hard for their success, and they both feel unappreciated by an American culture they no longer understand.
They part on good terms, and pose together for an iconic photograph. On February 16, 1971, Nixon begins recording every meeting and phone call in the Oval Office.
Release Dates: 19 May 2016 (Singapore), 02 Jun 2016 (United Arab Emirates)
Tagline: On December 21st, 1970, two of America's greatest recording artists met for the first time.
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Did you know? Kevin Spacey (Richard Nixon) and Michael Shannon (Elvis Presley) have both played villains in "Superman" films: Spacey played Lex Luthor in Superman Returns (2006) while Shannon played General Zod in Man of Steel (2013). Read More
Errors in Geography Hotel they were staying in city and close to White House. Scenery shown and speed of car is not consistent with commute between the two places. Would have stoplights.
Miscellaneous When the front of the hotel Elvis is staying in is shown, a 1990-1992 Cadillac Fleetwood is shown pulling up to the front door
Miscellaneous During the meeting in the parking garage, they stand next to a 1972 Pontiac convertible. The movie takes place in December 1970
The title roles are played by actors who appeared in one of Sam Mendes films and they also received Oscar nominations for their performances in those movies: Kevin Spacey in American Beauty (1999) and Michael Shannon in Revolutionary Road (2008).
In the fourth season of House Of Cards, Kevin Spacey's character mentions that he wishes to be Nixon.
Kevin Spacey (Richard Nixon) and Michael Shannon (Elvis Presley) have both played villains in "Superman" films: Spacey played Lex Luthor in Superman Returns (2006) while Shannon played General Zod in Man of Steel (2013).
'Elvis & Nixon', co-screenwriter and co-executive producer, wrote a 90-page script with her now ex-husband, Joey Sagal, and after completing their script, Cary Elwes asked to collaborate on the screenplay and to direct the film
Cary Elwes said he would make his directional debut with the same concept of this film. Eric Bana was even rumored to play Elvis
During the fourth season of House Of Cards, Kevin Spacey's character had mentioned that he wishes to be Nixon
The film takes place during the time period - December 21, 1970
In its early stage this was going to be a micro-budget movie with co-screenwriter Joey Sagal as Elvis Presley. He ended up playing Joe King, Elvis Impersonator
Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon have both played villains in "Superman" films: Spacey played Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, while Shannon played General Zod in Man of Steel
Eric Bana was originally cast as Elvis Presley but he dropped out
Based on a true story where Elvis met President Nixon in December of 1970, where the president appointed Presley as an honorary DEA agent
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