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All the President's Men -- Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.

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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:
Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 20 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Required viewing. See more (189 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

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)
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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 Bingham .... stillman
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
Ron Vargas .... 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
 
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
Eddie Baken .... transportation captain
Craig Pinkard .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Rebecca Britton .... production coordinator
Steve Bussard .... researcher
Eve Christopher .... production staff
Phil Geyelin .... production staff
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
Steve Vetter .... location manager
 
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Runtime:
138 min | Spain:125 min (TV version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:10 | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Netherlands:12 | Norway:12 (1976) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:Btl | UK:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | USA:R (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating on appeal) (certificate #27119) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Screenwriter William Goldman was called to an impromptu meeting with Redford (the film's producer) along with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. At that time, Goldman's draft of the screenplay had been accepted and they were waiting on hearing from Woodward and Bernstein. At the meeting, they presented Goldman with a new screenplay - written by Bernstein, and then girlfriend Nora Ephron. Goldman refused to read the screenplay (for legal reasons) and walked out of the meeting. Only one scene from that screenplay ends up in the final version of the film: a scene where Bernstein outsmarts a secretary to get in to see someone. This scene was pure fiction - it did not happen in real life. (Woodward was allegedly unhappy with Bernstein's script as well, because it depicted Woodward as a naive novice reporter and worshipper of Bernstein's superior talent. Woodward later called Goldman to apologize for the incident, telling him, "I don't know what the six worst things I've ever done in my life are, but letting that happen, letting them write that, is one of them.")See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Woodward and Bernstein visit Judy Hoback to press for confirmation of her information, there is an iced tea pitcher on the table where she sits. The liquid level in the pitcher noticeably fluctuates from shot to shot.See more »
Quotes:
Carl Bernstein:Bob, listen, I think I've got something, I don't know what it is. But somewhere in this world there is a Kenneth H. Dahlberg, and we gotta get to him before the New York Times does, because I think they've got the same information.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Man of Steel (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Concerto in C for two trumpetsSee more »

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52 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
Required viewing., 25 March 2004
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

If you were to imagine yourself as a newspaper journalist, one of the best conspiracies you could ever find yourself stumbling upon would undoubtedly be the infamous Watergate Scandal. And reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) were the two men who found themselves head-above-water in an elaborate cover-up that went all the way up the chain of command to the United States President himself.

On June 17th, 1972, Watergate hotel security guard Frank Wills spotted a possible break-in at the Democratic Party's National Committee. Some apparent CIA agents were arrested for breaking and entering, and later held at a trial, where Bob Woodward first found out that they were more than mere intruders. They worked for the government.

After researching into the matter, Woodward soon realized that one of the intruders had the name of a political figure scrawled in a notebook located within his shirt pocket.

And with the help of Carl Bernstein, a fellow Washington Post reporter (and a veteran of the field), Woodward followed the slight tracks, and the two men soon found themselves unearthing a shattering conspiracy that did indeed lead all the way up to President Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States of America, himself.

Based on Woodward and Bernstein's own memoirs, William Goldman's Oscar-winning script makes for a brilliant subtle mystery; a true-life story as amazingly honest and forthright as it is entertaining and engaging. It would always remain the late Alan J. Pakula's greatest film, and its standing as one of the top films of all time on many various "great movies lists" is certainly merited.

It's a shame that both Hoffman and Redford were snubbed by the Academy Awards for their performances here. As Woodward and Bernstein, the two are amazingly convincing and bounce dialogue off of each other with striking clarity and realistic quality. Hoffman, who is top billed, appears in the film less than Redford, but gives just a performance just as amazing. He would gain an Oscar twelve years later for his portrayal of Raymond Babbitt in "Rain Man," his finest performance to date, but his role in "All the President's Men" is of a different caliber. Woodward and Bernstein are two complete opposites, and at first they rub each other the wrong way -- Bernstein, a veteran reporter, takes one of Woodward's articles and starts making revisions. "I don't mind what you did," Woodward says, "I just mind how you did it." Even though it's not anything special, this if my favorite scene in the movie, and perhaps the best example of just how well these two actors are able to bring their characters to life.

The movie is a mystery but not in the traditional sense. Almost all of us watching the film already know how the story is going to turn out, but the way it makes its dynamic revelations seem surprising and its story tense and exciting is one of the greatest examples of compelling filmmaking.

For the film's opening sequence, in which Woodward and Bernstein's condemning news is written on a typewriter, Pakula used sounds of gunshots to clarify each separate key of the device striking downwards. The 37th President of the United States of America was sentenced to a sort of death with the publishing of that article, and the bold gunshots add an extra depth and meaning to this fact.

"All the President's Men" has no hidden morals, messages, meanings. It's just a true story about something that happened, brought to life on the big screen by a great director, an influential screenwriter and two of the best actors of all time. No, it's not going to have you thinking after it's over, but if anything, it's the type of movie that will generate a lot of talk instead. And more often than not, that's a good thing.

5/5 stars.

- John Ulmer

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