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The Assassination of Richard Nixon Details

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The true story of a man who, on February 22, 1974, was thwarted from an ambitious plan for political assassination provides the basis for this striking psychological drama. Sam Bicke (Sean Penn) is a salesman for an office-supply company whose life is slowly beginning to unravel. Bicke's job is going nowhere, his wife, Marie (Naomi Watts), has left him, and his boss (Jack Thompson) keeps pushing self-help books on him that make a mockery of his state of mind. One of Bicke's few friends is Bonny Simmons (Don Cheadle), an auto mechanic, and together they come up with an idea for a tire shop on wheels; while neither has the money to finance the project, Bicke has learned of a program for small-business loans instituted by President Richard Nixon, which he's certain will come through for him. But Bicke is denied his loan, which dovetails with his increasing suspicion of the president's Vietnam policies and a sudden interest in the "by any means necessary" political activism of the Black Panther Party. Desperate to seem important in some way, Bicke becomes increasingly obsessed with the duplicity of Richard Nixon, until he chooses to take it upon himself to stop the president once and for all. The Assassination of Richard Nixon was the first feature film from director Niels Mueller. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 29, 2004

Cast

Sean Penn
as Sam Bicke
Don Cheadle
as Bonny
Jack Thompson
as Jack Jones
Michael Wincott
as Julius Bicke
Mykelti Williamson
as Harold Mann
Naomi Watts
as Marie Bicke
Nick Searcy
as Tom Ford
Brad Henke
as Martin Jones
Tracy Middendorf
as Businesswoman
Lily Knight
as Receptionist
April Grace
as Mae Simmons
Jared Dorrance
as Sammy Jr.
Jenna Milton
as Ellen
Mariah Massa
as Julie
Eileen Ryan
as Marie's Mother
Derek Greene
as Joey Simmons
Joe Marinelli
as Mel Samuels
Jenna Milton
as Ellen
Mariah Massa
as Julie
Derek Greene
as Joey Simmons
Eileen Ryan
as Marie's Mother
Jared Dorrance
as Sammy Jr.
April Grace
as Mae Simmons

Crew

Niels Mueller
Director
Alfonso Cuarón
Producer
Joana Vicente
Producer
Jorge Vergara
Producer
Niels Mueller
Screenwriter
Emmanuel Lubezki
Cinematographer
Jay Cassidy
Editor
Lester Cohen
Production Designer
Doug Bernheim
Co-producer
John Limotte
Co-producer
Kurt Mueller
Associate Producer
Carlos Cuarón
Associate Producer
Emmanuel Lubezki
Associate Producer
Arnaud Duteil
Executive Producer
Avram "Butch" Kaplan
Executive Producer
Alexander Payne
Executive Producer
Leonardo DiCaprio
Executive Producer
Frida Torresblanco
Executive Producer
Joana Vicente
Executive Producer
Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Costume Designer
Barbara Munch
Set Decorator
Jose Antonio Garcia
Sound/Sound Designer
Mali Finn
Casting
Jerzy Zielinski
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Anna MacKenzie
Supervising Sound Editor
Debra Grieco
Line Producer
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