Richard (1972)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - G
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This prescient satirical drama (it came out before Watergate) takes a harsh look at Richard Nixon. His rise to political power is chronicled from his boyhood to his first go at becoming a Congressional candidate to his involvement with three devilish advisers. Later after suffering a series of political failures, the young politician gets plastic surgery and emerges a new man. Unfortunately, he is still a rotten politician so this time a guardian angel is sent down to insure his success. His three advisers then brainwash him a la Clockwork Orange. The man is soon ready to become a famous, powerful political figure.

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leader, politician, advice, brainwashing, candidate, Congress, failure, fame, guardian-angel, lessons, newsreels, plastic-surgery, President, reconstruction, speech, surgery, play [recreation]