Elvis Meets Nixon


1h 35m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Telefilm based on the true story of the weekend in December 1970 when Elvis Presley decided to leave Graceland and meet with President Nixon. For superstar performer Elvis Presley, the all-consuming need-of-the-moment is a change of pace, so he sneaks away from his bodyguards and heads for Washingto

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Telefilm based on the true story of the weekend in December 1970 when Elvis Presley decided to leave Graceland and meet with President Nixon. For superstar performer Elvis Presley, the all-consuming need-of-the-moment is a change of pace, so he sneaks away from his bodyguards and heads for Washington, D.C. to meet with the Justice Department about becoming a federal marshal in drug enforcement. This is the first time in his adult life that he has gone anywhere alone, and it is a sobering sojourn.

Arriving a few days early for his meeting, bored and lonely, Elvis takes a quick trip to Los Angeles. After a walk down the Sunset Strip, where he is confronted by anti-war protestors and the age of psychedelic rock, Elvis becomes disillusioned, confused about his own place in life and depressed about the state of the nation. On the flight back to Washington, he is inspired to write a letter to President Nixon. The result is what has become known as the bizarre historical moment when Elvis met Nixon in the Oval Office on December 21, 1970.

Crew

Blondel Aidoo

Visual Effects

David Aulicino

Casting Associate

David Bailey

Post-Production Coordinator

Jill Bedford

Props Assistant

Darryl Beebe

Lead Set Dresser

Daisy Bijac

Makeup Assistant

David M. Blum

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jack Boem

Production Assistant

Larry Brown

Original Music

Larry Brown

Music

Billy Buttery

Gaffer

Virginia Campbell

Coordinator

Thomas Care

Grip

Laura Charlebois

Other

Dorian Cheah

Sound Effects Editor

Michael Curran

Transportation Supervisor

Catherine Currie

Other

Bryan Day

Sound Mixer

Alan Doucette

Property Master

Christian Drennan

Grip

Donna Dupere-taylor

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Emma England

Wardrobe Supervisor

Nicholas Fasullo

Dolly Grip

Rex Fields

On-Set Dresser

Jenny Fifield-arbour

Hair Stylist

Susan Forrest

Casting

Gina Fowler

Production Coordinator

Alan Freedman

Adr Mixer

Monika Glanert

Assistant Location Manager

Roger Glidden

Grip

Ethel Glinert

Assistant Costume Designer

Kurt Godel

Visual Effects

Kathleen Graham

Makeup Artist

Rich Green

Assistant Camera Operator

Marni Grossman

Photography

Lee Guenette

Electrician

Vicky Herman

Line Producer

Dean Hovey

Sound Effects Editor

Dean Hovey

Sound Editor

Robert C Jackson

Dialogue Editor

Mindy Jenkins

Production Accountant

Tim King

Post-Production Supervisor

Beth Klein

Casting

William Koon

Scenic Artist

Michelle Lang

Casting Associate

Ron Lightfoot

Construction Coordinator

Bruce Lyne

On-Set Dresser

Murray Mainprize

Generator Operator

Neil Mandelberg

Editor

David Mann

Foley Editor

Diane Marshall

Foley Artist

Judd Maslansky

Assistant Editor

Terry Mcgauran

On-Set Dresser

Paul Mcglashan

Boom Operator

Doug Mckitterick

Electrician

Bruce Mclean

Transportation Coordinator

Laird Mcmurray

Special Effects Coordinator

Mario Mercuri

Art Director

Bill Mochon

Color Timer

Chris Moriana

Foley Artist

Pasquale Neglia

Assistant Director

Cynthia Nicolella

Post-Production Coordinator

Regan Noble

Hair Assistant

Robert E. O'connor

Executive Producer

Patrick O'gorman

On-Set Dresser

Wendy Ord

Assistant Director

Peter Pastorelli

Production

Susan Pilcher

Music Coordinator

Kim Porter

Assistant Costume Designer

Catherine Pretty

Assistant Art Director

Spencer Proffer

Music Supervisor

Spencer Proffer

Music Producer

Sheila Radovancevic

Wardrobe Assistant

Anna Rane

Script Supervisor

Derek Rappaport

Assistant Director

Anne Richardson

Location Manager

Fred Rivas

Consultant

Robert C Rodriguez

Post-Production Assistant

Alan Rosen

Screenplay

Alan Rosen

Producer

Steve Rundell

Visual Effects Supervisor

Morgan Sainsbury

Best Boy

Thomas E Sams

Transportation Captain

Jason Schmid

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Joshua E Schneider

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Pasia Schonberg

Researcher

Steve Scoville

Dialogue Editor

B E Sharp

Assistant Production Accountant

Dwayne L. Shattuck

Unit Production Manager

Dwayne L. Shattuck

Assistant Director

Susan Shin

Adr Supervisor

Susan Shin

Dialogue Editor

Norman Smith

Key Grip

Michael Storey

Director Of Photography

Edgar Struble

Original Music

Lucy Sustar

Foley Mixer

Harold Thrasher

Production Designer

Jerri Thrasher

Set Decorator

William Thrasher

Swing Gang

Chad Tomasoski

Post-Production Assistant

Cheryl Toy

Assistant Art Director

Daniel W Victor

Consultant

Tom Volckmann

Foley Editor

Steve Wakefield

Unit Production Manager

Glenn Warner

Assistant Camera Operator

James A Williams

Sound Effects Editor

Kei Yano

Costume Designer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States August 10, 1997

Released in United States on Video August 11, 1998