Secret Honor

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A fictionalised former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career – and the “true” reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation.

Secret Honor is a 1984 American historical drama film directed by , written by Donald Freed and Arnold M. Stone, and starring Philip Baker Hall. It is based on the play, and follows Richard Nixon as a fictional account attempting to gain insight. It was filmed at the University of Michigan.

A disgraced Richard Nixon is restlessly pacing in the study at New Jersey in the late 1970s. Armed with a loaded revolver, a bottle of Scotch whisky and a running tape recorder, while surrounded by closed circuit television cameras, he spends the next ninety minutes recalling, with rage, suspicion, sadness and disappointment, his controversial life and career in a long monologue.



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