A dark political satire about how Sammy Davis, Jr. caused Watergate.
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Equal parts "Dr. Strangelove," "Zelig," and "Network," "Sammy-Gate" takes you on a psychedelic trip into the 1970s polyester heart of darkness. On a USO tour of Vietnam, Sammy Davis Jr. stumbles upon a CIA-sponsored plot to smuggle heroin into the United States. Through comic ineptitude mixed with noble intentions, Davis triggers a chain of bizarre missteps by the FBI, the Mafia, and the Nixon administration that result in the Watergate scandal.
|Richard Beatty||-||Sammy Davis Jr.|
|Phil Proctor||-||Richard Nixon|
|Peter Henry Schroeder||-||Santo Trafficante|
|Durga McBroom||-||Talk Show Host|
|Reginald M. Jernigan Jr.||-||Night Tripper (as Reggie Jernigan)|
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Freddy Andreiuci||-||Matty Madonna|
|Theo Breaux||-||PFC Garfield Mosley|
|Dan Carbone||-||Howard Hughes|
|Catero Colbert||-||Budmo JIggler|
|Blair Dickens||-||PFC Stu King|
|Luis Fernandez-Gil||-||Bebe Rebozo|
|Dorian Logan||-||PFC Jimmy James|
|Ben McCrea||-||PFC Bobby McGee|
Film was shot on vintage Panavision cameras and lenses from the 1970s.
Phil Proctor reprises his role as Richard Nixon 45 years after first playing the president as a member of the Firesign Theatre.