The Assassination of Richard Nixon
The Assassination of Richard Nixon ★★½ 2005 (R)
Sam Bicke (Penn), a hopeless loser who shoots himself in the foot at every turn, ends up blaming Nixon for his downfall and decides to hijack a jet and fly it into the White House. Based on the true story of a failed plot, film focuses on showing Bicke's gradual but certain descent, played by Penn with gutwrenching nakedness. Incredibly dismal but revealing look at the making of a potential terrorist. 95m/C DVD . US Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Naomi Watts, Jack Thompson, Michael Wincott, Mykelti Williamson, Nick Searcy, Brad William Henke, Lily Knight, Tracy Middendorf, April Grace, Eileen Ryan, Jared Dorrance; D: Niels Mueller; W: Niels Mueller, Kevin Kennedy; C: Emmanuel Lubezki; M: Steven Stern.