Year: 2004
USA: ThinkFilm
UK: Metrodome Distribution
Cast: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Jack Thompson, Michael Wincott, Brad Henke, Jared Dorrance, Nick Searcy, Jenna Milton, Mariah Massa, Teresa Anne Volgenau, Melissa Saltzman
Director: Niels Mueller
Countries: USA / Mexico
USA & UK: 95 mins
USA Rated: R for language and a scene of graphic violence
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and one scene of strong violence
USA Release Date: 21 January 2005 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 14 January 2005 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 7 January 2005 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 29 December 2004 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
UK Release Date: 8 April 2005


A stark and powerful masterpiece, THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON tells the story of one man's frustration amid Nixon-era malaise, Niels Mueller's directorial debut recalls seminal seventies films such as TAXI DRIVER and THE CONVERSATION. Mueller and co-screenwriter Kevin Kennedy meticulously depict the disintegration of Samuel Bicke (Sean Penn), a disillusioned salesman, an average joe, whose very problem is that he cannot achieve much statue or respect in the various arenas where men are asked to prove themselves. Considered a failure both at home and in the workplace, this ordinary man finds himself forced to take extraordinary measures to make his presence felt.

A chilling drama that explores and exposes the dark side of the American Dream, THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON focuses on the prescient and tragic true story of Sam Bicke (Sean Penn), a disillusioned 'everyman' who, in 1974, was driven to plot the assassination of the 37th President of the United States

THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON boasts a supporting cast headed by Academy Award nominees Naomi Watts and Don Cheadle and noted Australian actor Jack Thompson. Co-written and directed by Niels Mueller in his feature debut.