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The Plot to Kill Nixon (History Channel)
The Plot to Kill Nixon
History Channel
Actors: Samuel Byck, Richard Nixon
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2007     1hr 10min

For years, Samuel Byck, an out-of-work tire salesman, led a secret life as a would-be assassin. His target: President Richard M. Nixon. This special reveals the untold story in Byck's own words! Byck left behind a 2-hour a...  more »


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Actors: Samuel Byck, Richard Nixon
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/31/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 10min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

27 years before 9/11
D3042 | Reston, VA United States | 06/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The story of Sam Byck is a laugh a minute until you see what he nearly accomplished. Bipolar and disgruntled, Sam Byck embarks upon a mission to hijack an airliner and fly it into the Nixon White House in retribution against the Small Business Administration. Their rejection of Byck's tire-peddling business, Byck Tires (pronounced bick, not bike), had pushed him over the edge. His plan is to use a gasoline bomb as a threat to seize control of commercial jet liner and fly it into the Executive Mansion -- 27 years before 9/11. Byck has to drive more than 100 miles to reach the airport at a time when the Arab Oil Embargo was creating lengthy gas lines everywhere, and he chooses to buy gasoline a gallon at a time. Byck finds the all gasoline he needs without waiting anywhere, and his spontaneous terror attack is disrupted only when fast-thinking security officers shoot out the tires -- of the jet. This is the chapter of the U.S. Presidency that may have driven Nixon to release all of the Wategate tapes. Release all the tapes, but distract history from the Plot to Kill Nixon.

The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition)"