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FROST/NIXON screening contest

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
November 20th, 2008

Enter-to-win tickets to an advance screening of FROST/NIXON.

The screening contest is pretty simple. Below you will see a handful of Nixon-related trivia questions. The first 50 people to correctly answer just TWO of the questions will each receive a pass (admits 2) to the advance screening. Please visit the FROST/NIXON official website: www.frostnixon.net for help with the answers.

Starring : Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Matthew Macfadyen, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell

Oscar®-winning director Ron Howard brings to the screen writer Peter Morgan’s (THE QUEEN, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND) electrifying battle between Richard Nixon, the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality with a name to make, in the untold story of the historic encounter that changed the relationship between politics and journalism forever: FROST/NIXON. Reprising their roles from Morgan’s stageplay are Frank Langella, who won a Tony for his portrayal of Nixon, and Michael Sheen, who fully inhabited the part of Frost onstage in London and New York.

For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans.

Likewise, Frost’s team harbored doubts about their boss’ ability to hold his own. But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted. Would Nixon evade questions of his role in one of the nation’s greatest disgraces? Or would Frost confound critics and bravely demand accountability from the man who’d built a career out of stonewalling? Over the course of their encounter, each man would reveal his own insecurities, ego and reserves of dignity -- ultimately setting aside posturing in a stunning display of unvarnished truth.

FROST/NIXON not only re-creates the on-air interview, but the weeks of around-the-world, behind-the-scenes maneuvering between the two men and their camps as negotiations were struck, deals were made and secrets revealed...all leading to the moment when they would sit facing one another in the court of public opinion.

FROST/NIXON is rated R for some language.

Opens in Dallas December 12

What was the day/date/year of the Watergate break-in that lead to the downfall and resignation of President Richard M. Nixon?

The five burglars were breaking into what office housed in the Watergate building?

Who was the chief judge presiding over the Watergate scandal?

Who were the Washington Post reporters whose investigation into the Watergate break-in led to a Pulitzer Prize for both men?

On what date did Richard M. Nixon resign the presidency?

On what date did Gerald Ford take the oath of office and become the 38th President of the United States?

What was the code name for Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's celebrate source during the newspaper's Watergate coverage?

Please put "FROST/NIXON contest" in the subject line.

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