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Director:
Writers:
Carl Bernstein (book) &
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Release Date:
9 April 1976 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
At times it looked like it might cost them their jobs, their reputations, and maybe even their lives. See more »
Plot:
"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won 4 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 20 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Truth is stranger... See more (219 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dustin Hoffman ... Carl Bernstein

Robert Redford ... Bob Woodward

Jack Warden ... Harry Rosenfeld

Martin Balsam ... Howard Simons

Hal Holbrook ... Deep Throat

Jason Robards ... Ben Bradlee

Jane Alexander ... Bookkeeper

Meredith Baxter ... Debbie Sloan

Ned Beatty ... Dardis

Stephen Collins ... Hugh Sloan
Penny Fuller ... Sally Aiken

John McMartin ... Foreign Editor

Robert Walden ... Donald Segretti

Frank Wills ... Frank Wills

F. Murray Abraham ... Arresting Officer #1

David Arkin ... Eugene Bachinski
Henry Calvert ... Bernard L. Barker

Dominic Chianese ... Eugenio R. Martinez

Bryan Clark ... Arguing Attorney (as Bryan E. Clark)

Nicolas Coster ... Markham (as Nicholas Coster)

Lindsay Crouse ... Kay Eddy (as Lindsay Ann Crouse)

Valerie Curtin ... Miss Milland

Gene Dynarski ... Court Clerk

Nate Esformes ... Virgilio R. Gonzales
Ron Hale ... Frank Sturgis

Richard Herd ... James W. McCord, Jr.

Polly Holliday ... Dardis' Secretary

James Karen ... Hugh Sloan's Lawyer

Paul Lambert ... National Editor

Frank Latimore ... Judge
Gene Lindsey ... Alfred D. Baldwin
Anthony Mannino ... Arresting Officer #2

Allyn Ann McLerie ... Carolyn Abbott

James Murtaugh ... Congress Library Clerk

John O'Leary ... Attorney #1
Jess Osuna ... Joe, FBI Agent

Neva Patterson ... CRP Woman
George Pentecost ... George

Penny Peyser ... Sharon Lyons
Joshua Shelley ... Al Lewis
Sloane Shelton ... Bookeeper's Sister
Lelan Smith ... Arresting Officer #3
Jaye Stewart ... Male Librarian
Ralph Williams ... Ray Steuben

George Wyner ... Attorney #2
Leroy Aarons ... Financial Editor
Donnlynn Bennett ... Reporter

Stanley Bennett Clay ... Assistant Metro Editor (as Stanley Clay)
Carol Coggin ... News Aide
Laurence Covington ... News Announcer
John Devlin ... Metro Editor
John Furlong ... News Desk Editor

Sidney Ganis ... L.A. Stringer
Amy Grossman ... Reporter
Cynthia Herbst ... Reporter

Basil Hoffman ... Assistant Metro Editor
Mark Holtzman ... Reporter

Jamie Smith-Jackson ... Post Librarian (as Jamie Smith Jackson)
Barbara Lipsky ... Reporter (as Barbara Litsky)
Doug Llewelyn ... White House Aide

Jeff MacKay ... Reporter
Irwin Marcus ... Reporter
Greg Martin ... Reporter

Ron Menchine ... Post Librarian

Christopher Murray ... Photo Aide
Jess Nadelman ... Assistant Metro Editor
Noreen Nielson ... Reporter
Florence Pepper ... Message Desk Receptionist
Barbara Perlman ... CRP Receptionist

Louis Quinn ... Salesman
Peter Salim ... Reporter
Shawn Shea ... News Aide
Marvin Smith ... Reporter
Pam Trager ... Reporter
Carol Trost ... Ben Bradlee's Secretary
Richard Venture ... Assistant Metro Editor
Bill Willens ... Hippie
Wendell Wright ... Assistant Metro Editor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Spiro Agnew ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Warren Burger ... Himself (archive sound) (unconfirmed) (uncredited)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)
Cara Duff-MacCormick ... Tammy Ulrich (uncredited)
Thomas Eagleton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gerald Ford ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Kleindienst ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Clark MacGregor ... Himself (archive sound) (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Robert S. Mills ... TV Reporter (uncredited)
Pat Nixon ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rick O'Donnell ... CIA Agent (uncredited)
Del Rager ... CIA Agent (uncredited)

John Randolph ... John Mitchell (voice) (uncredited)
Ronald L. Ziegler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan J. Pakula 
 
Writing credits
Carl Bernstein (book) &
Bob Woodward (book)

William Goldman (screenplay)

Produced by
Jon Boorstin .... associate producer
Michael Britton .... associate producer
Walter Coblenz .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Shire 
 
Cinematography by
Gordon Willis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Wolfe 
 
Casting by
Alan Shayne 
 
Production Design by
George Jenkins 
 
Set Decoration by
George Gaines 
 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... makeup artist
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist (as Don Cash)
Romaine Greene .... hairdresser
Lynda Gurasich .... hairdresser
Gary Liddiard .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... executive production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Green .... first assistant director
Kim Kurumada .... second assistant director
Art Levinson .... first assistant director
Charles Ziarko .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Matty Azzarone .... assistant property master
Guy Bushman .... assistant property master
Mike Higelmire .... lead man
Roger Irvin .... construction foreman
Robert I. Jillson .... assistant art director (as Bob Jillson)
Robert Krume .... construction coordinator
Alan Levine .... property master (as Allan Levine)
Bill MacSems .... property master (as Bill Mac Sems)
George Szeptycki .... draughtsman (as J. George Szeptycki)
Gary Fettis .... carpenter (uncredited)
Dave Margolin .... painter (uncredited)
Edward T. McAvoy .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Clint Althouse .... boom man
Milton C. Burrow .... supervising sound editor
Les Fresholtz .... production sound mixer
Les Fresholtz .... re-recording mixer
Chris McLaughlin .... boom man
Arthur Piantadosi .... re-recording mixer (as Art Piantadosi)
James E. Webb .... production sound mixer (as Jim Webb)
Terrance Emerson .... utility sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Henry Millar .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard L. Bingham .... stillman (as Howard Bingham)
Ray De La Motte .... first assistant camera (as Ray de la Motte)
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator
Carl R. Gibson Jr. .... best boy (as Carl Gibson Jr.)
Louis Goldman .... stillman
George Holmes .... gaffer
Larry D. Howard .... best boy electric (as Larry Howard)
Frank Lambers .... crab dolly grip
Bob Rose .... key grip
Peter Salim .... second assistant camera
Ronald L. Vargas Jr. .... second assistant camera
Bernie Abramson .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Isabel Halliburton .... casting consultant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jules Melillo .... assistant costumer
G. Perez .... assistant costumer
Bernie Pollack .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Carroll Timothy O'Meara .... assistant editor (as Tim O'Meara)
Steve Potter .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Steve Vetter .... location manager
 
Music Department
Nicholas C. Washington .... music editor
Dennis Budimir .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Ted Nash .... musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Lee Ritenour .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
David Shire .... conductor (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Edward Baken .... transportation captain (as Eddie Baken)
Craig Pinkard .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Rebecca Britton .... production coordinator
Steve Bussard .... researcher
Eve Christopher .... production staff
Philip Geyelin .... production staff (as Phil Geyelin)
Jill Gifford .... production staff
Karen Hale Wookey .... script supervisor (as Karen Wookey)
Jack Hirshberg .... production publicist
Buck Holland .... production assistant
Erika Koppitz .... production coordinator
Ronnie Kramer .... production coordinator
Marge Leonard .... production staff
John Bard Manulis .... production staff (as John Manulis)
Stuart Neumann .... production staff
Joanna Ney .... unit publicist
Dan Perri .... title designer
Tammy Pittman .... production staff
Ken Ryan .... auditor
Liz Shea .... production staff
Lois Smith .... publicity consultant
Shirley Street .... production staff
 
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Runtime:
138 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:10 | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:6 (TV rating) (DVD rating) | Norway:12 (1976) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:Btl | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video) | USA:PG (certificate #24416) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Actor James Karen, worked on both Nixon (1995) and All the President's Men (1976), playing Bill Rogers in Nixon (1995), and Hugh Sloan's Lawyer in All the President's Men (1976). Karen is the only billed cast or crew person to have worked on both picturesSee more »
Goofs:
Continuity: A brief sequence shows a 1972 Chevrolet Caprice (with four rectangular taillights) transporting a bundle of Washington Post newspapers through nighttime Washington to the White House, at least until the very last close-up shot of it passing through the gates of the White House, where it abruptly changes to a 1973 Chevy Bel Air (with two square taillights).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[first lines excluding archive footage]
Voice of police dispatcher:Car 727, car 727, open door at the Watergate office building, possible burglary, see the security guard.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Hail to the ChiefSee more »

FAQ

Is "All the President's Men" based on a book?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
In the Watergate burgulary scene, who was the man in the opposite building who was communicating with the burgulars via walkie talkie? Did he ever get caught?
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64 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
Truth is stranger..., 10 April 2005
Author: paul2001sw-1 (paul2001sw@yahoo.co.uk) from Saffron Walden, UK

A central problem for all thrillers is that the need to find twist after clever twist means that stories escalate quickly into realms of implausibility; an apparently boring tale of low level corruption soon brings down the President of the United States. Which gives 'All the President's Men' a huge advantage over most thrillers, because this film (based on the Watergate incident in 1972) can tell such a story and support it on the basis that all of it is true. Director Alan Pakula, something of a conspiracy thriller specialist, here does a great job in adapting the book written by the journalists who broke the story: the film is never overly melodramatic, but is always tense, and although it has pair of heroes, we're left in no doubt of their selfish motivations as they work potential witnesses any way they can in their bid to nail the truth. Unlike most clichéd detective thrillers, the true nature of the crime is unknown (and arguably, remains unknown to this day), so even though we know what happened, there's an air of unpredictability to the story; reporters Woodward (played by Robert Redford) and Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) don't know what they are looking for, even though they are certain that (somewhere) it is there. The plot is nicely paced, and even dares to skip lightly over the eventual vindication of the journalist's hunches, preferring to concentrate on how it felt for them, chasing this huge story, over a mere historical reconstruction of President Nixon's demise. Indeed, although Nixon appears in this film, it's only on television, and played by himself. This means that what we don't get is a wider analysis: a theory as to the true motive of Nixon's actions is hinted at but nothing more; nor does the film tell us whether it regards his behaviour as a disgrace to modern politics, or an mere symptom of them. In this respect, Oliver Stone's (more fanciful) 'Nixon' makes an interesting companion piece. But as a complex, gripping and understated thriller, 'All the President's Men' has few equals. Truth is stranger than fiction indeed.

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