Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation.
Just under a decade earlier, another one man stage show about an American President, Democrat Harry S. Truman, was filmed. This was the film Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975). Actor James Whitmore, who played President Harry S. Truman in Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975), later portrayed Republican President Theodore Roosevelt in Bully: An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt (1978), another filmed one cast-member show. As such, both these earlier two presidential pictures were also filmed one man stage shows with an entire cast of one. Will Ferrell also later starred in a predominantly one man comedy stage show about President George W. Bush on Broadway which was also filmed for DVD and television [See: You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush (2009)].
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President Nixon presses the record button on his cassette tape recorder and begins recording, but a few moments later realizes that there is no cassette tape in the recorder. Cassette tape recorders have a trip bar inside the cassette compartment that make it impossible for the user to press the record button if no cassette is in the recorder.
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