• Frost/Nixon (2008)

Frost/Nixon

Release Date: December 5th, 2008

DVD Release Date: April 21st, 2009

R |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

In 1977, three years after the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency, Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) selects British TV personality David Frost (Michael Sheen) to conduct a one-on-one, exclusive interview. Though Nixon believes it will be easy to mislead Frost, and the latter's own team doubts that he can stand up to the former president, what actually unfolds is an unexpectedly candid and revealing interview before the court of public opinion.

Cast: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Matthew McFadyen, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell

Director: Ron Howard

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Working Title Films, Imagine Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Love interest, 1970s, Los Angeles, Witty, Hotel, Pursuit, Engaging

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Frank Langella and Michael Sheen do not attempt to mimic their characters, but to embody them. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Less a political movie than a boxing film without the gloves. show more

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    A case is being made here that it wasn't really Frost who did Nixon in: It was Nixon's old nemesis, the TV camera. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Best Picture