Politics and music purists might find ELVIS MEETS NIXON to be sugar-coated and implausible, but director Allan Arkush's 1997 made-for-cable film works best when viewed strictly as a light comedy.
It's December 1970 and Elvis Presley (Rick Peters) is bored. His hangers-on, the "Memphis Mafia," want some time off from sucking-up duty for the holidays; his father Vernon (Dennis Doherty) and wife Priscilla (Alyson Court) want to curtail his spending habits by putting him on an allowance.
Defiant, Elvis leaves Graceland, going out in public without an escort for the first time since the age of 21. The law-and-order junkie intends to fly to Washington DC, meet with go...