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R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Samuel Bicke (Sean Penn) is a disillusioned salesman whose elaborate views of honesty and morality alienate him from society. He purposely turns away customers, steals from his brother and ruins relationships with his wife (Naomi Watts) and his best friend (Don Cheadle). As Samuel's life spins out of control, he pinpoints Richard Nixon as the man responsible for capitalism and plans to assassinate the president by crashing an airliner into the White House.

Cast: Sean Penn , Don Cheadle , Jack Thompson , Michael Wincott , Mykelti Williamson , Naomi Watts , Nick Searcy , Brad Henke

Director: Niels Mueller

Genres: Drama

Distributor: ThinkFilm

The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

Release Date: December 29th, 2004|1 hr. 45 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This riveting film qualifies as the anti-crowd-pleaser -- but Penn makes it unthinkable to turn away. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A faithful portrait of a period in American social history. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Even if audiences can get by the tasteless shock title, it's tough to figure who will ever watch this movie - even when it's on cable. show more

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