The Assassination of Richard Nixon is the acclaimed 2004 crime biopic from co-writer/director Niels Mueller. The movie is based on the real case of Sam Bicke (Sean Penn, Mystic River, Fast Times of Ridgemont High, Carlito's Way, 21 Grams, Milk, I Am Sam, All the King's Men, Dead Man Walking, Casualties of War), a man who taped a disturbingly large amount of personal confessions about his life and his hatred for Richard Nixon and sent them to Leonard Bernstein. Then, he tried to kidnap a plane and drive it towards the White House to kill Nixon and everyone else that was around. Bicke is a man isolated from everyone because of a series of personal values and sense of morality none wants to understand. As a result, Bicke never seems to be enjoying himself anywhere. Bicke can only have awkward situations ' he's not used to or capable of anything else.