Our Nixon

Synopsis: Never before seen Super 8 home movies filmed by Richard Nixon's closest aides - and convicted Watergate conspirators - offer a surprising and intimate new look into his Presidency.
Director(s): Penny Lane
Production: Cinedigm
  4 wins & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.7
Metacritic:
72
Rotten Tomatoes:
92%
NOT RATED
Year:
2013
84 min
$19,249
Website
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-Where to begin?

Um, we've waited a long time

to chat with Bob Haldeman.

And now we have the opportunity,

and, uh, the

question is where to start.

Here you were, you worked four

years in Washington as Nixon's

number two man--

Nixon's SOB, as you

called yourself.

Dick Nixon never went to Key

Biscayne without you.

He never went anywhere

without you.

-Pretty close to right.

-What you're accusing yourself

of is a cloudy crystal ball.

That's hardly the mea culpa

that the American public

thinks it's entitled to.

That's the issue.

-Well, maybe the American

public's wrong.

I know in my own heart, and I

know in my own head, precisely

what I did.

I know precisely why I did it.

MALE SPEAKER [OFFSCREEN]: OK.

-And I know that I made

some mistakes.

I deeply regret those

mistakes.

MALE SPEAKER [OFFSCREEN]: As

Richard Nixon's right-hand

man, he was the one most often

recorded on the tapes, and

they destroyed him.

-I had the rare privilege for

four years of serving on the

White House staff under one of

America's greatest presidents.

MALE SPEAKER [OFFSCREEN]:

Former White House

chief-of-staff HR Haldeman found

guilty today on five

counts in the Watergate

cover-up trial.

-Do you regret what happened,

and what you did?

-Oh, sure.

The country lost motion.

Uh, a lot of the good things we

were working on in the way

of domestic reforms, uh,

were lost in the mess.

Uh, you can't help but regret,

uh, an aftermath of that kind.

A lot of good people had their

lives spoiled in the process.

MALE SPEAKER [OFFSCREEN]: John

Ehrlichman has finished his

statements.

He was then returned to

the holding room.

Rather a strange phrase, Nelson,

the holding room.

Give's you an ide-- idea that

they're holding a chemical or

a bacterium or something.

MALE SPEAKER [OFFSCREEN]: Former

White House domestic

affairs adviser, John

Ehrlichman, four counts--

guilty.

-Uh, the references to like an

era of criminality, or like

people there were trying

to rape the

country of its democracy.

I mean, I just don't

see it that way.

-Chapin was linked in several

reports to the Watergate case,

alleged sabotage of

the Democratic

presidential campaign.

MALE SPEAKER [OFFSCREEN]: Chapin

today was found guilty

of lying to the Watergate

grand jury.

-I don't think you can take that

little piece of history,

which may have been the darkest

days of Richard

Nixon's career, and construct

from that a mosaic that tells

you all about that man.

[film projector noise]

[crowds cheering]

[MUSIC - TRACY ULLMAN,

"THEY DON'T KNOW"]

EARL WARREN [OFFSCREEN]: You,

Richard Milhous Nixon, do

solemnly swear--

-I, Richard Milhous Nixon,

do solemnly swear--

EARL WARREN [OFFSCREEN]: --that

you'll faithfully

execute the office--

RICHARD NIXON [OFFSCREEN]:

--that I will faithfully

execute the office--

EARL WARREN [OFFSCREEN]:

--of President

of the United States--

RICHARD NIXON [OFFSCREEN]:

--of President

of the United States--

EARL WARREN [OFFSCREEN]:

--and will, to the

best of your ability--

RICHARD NIXON [OFFSCREEN]:

--and will, to

the best of my ability--

EARL WARREN [OFFSCREEN]:

--preserve

protect, and defend--

RICHARD NIXON [OFFSCREEN]:

--preserve,

protect, and defend--

EARL WARREN [OFFSCREEN]:

--the Constitution

of the United States.

RICHARD NIXON [OFFSCREEN]:

--the Constitution of the

United States.

EARL WARREN [OFFSCREEN]:

So help you, God.

RICHARD NIXON [OFFSCREEN]:

So help me, God.

[applause]

[music - "hail to the chief"]

-The new president was in his

office here at the White House

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