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White House Madness (1975)

R | | Comedy
Nixon finds his administration crumbling around him, his allies turning against him, the courts beginning to hound him and an exorcist is even called in to drive the demons from his soul.

Director:

Mark L. Lester

Writer:

Milton Miron (as Sebastian)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Friedman ... Richard M. Nixon
Dennis Fimple ... Bob Haldeman
Perry Cook Perry Cook ... John Mitchell
Rusty Blitz Rusty Blitz ... John Erlichman
Lesley Woods ... Pat Nixon
Merrie Lynn Ross ... Julie Nixon
Margaret Wheeler Margaret Wheeler ... Mamie Eisenhower
Kathy Bellinger Kathy Bellinger ... Tricia Nixon
Oaky Miller Oaky Miller ... Ronald Ziegler
Patti Jerome Patti Jerome ... Martha Mitchell
Peggy Stewart ... Rosemary Woods
Al Lewis ... Judge Cirrhosis
Del Hinkley Del Hinkley ... Billy Graham
William Tregoe William Tregoe ... General Haig
George Skaff George Skaff ... King Feisal
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Nixon finds his administration crumbling around him, his allies turning against him, the courts beginning to hound him and an exorcist is even called in to drive the demons from his soul.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

The White House Films See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This motion picture's opening title card reads: "JUNE, 1972". See more »

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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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political satire with a madcap sense of humor, good early effort from the director of 'Commando' and 'Class of 1984'
18 May 2011 | by edoslanSee all my reviews

I think 'White House Madness' is a great example of quality independent cinema which combines a madcap sense of humor with political satire. The movie gets a bit preachy towards the end (for example: "I don't know what year you're in but I declare it 1984" followed by Hitler salutes) but throughout, the film is very funny. Basically the Watergate scandal is explained as a mix-up involving Nixon attempting to recover a stuffed, mechanical dog, which contains all of his criminal admissions; this essentially leads to the Watergate Scandal. Many clever moments of Marx Bros. type humor ensues. However if you're not a fan of this of type humor mixed with political satire and a somewhat preachy edge - particularly towards the end, then you might not like this. Also, it's lack of budget is somewhat obvious since this was an independent project. But if you put those prejudices aside, you might enjoy it. It's also a great mid 70s time capsule.


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