Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977)

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The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.

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 William Martin (6 episodes, 1977)
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 President Richard Monckton (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Sally Whalen (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Frank Flaherty (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Linda Martin (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Bob Bailey (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Carl Tessler (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Adam Gardiner (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Esker Scott Anderson (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Myron Dunn (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Roger Castle (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Jennie Jamison (6 episodes, 1977)
Peter Coffield ...
 Eli McGinn (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Paula Stoner Gardiner (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Joe Wisnovsky (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Kathy Ferris (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Wanda Elliott (6 episodes, 1977)
John Lehne ...
 Tucker Tallford (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Simon Cappell (6 episodes, 1977)
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 Hank Ferris (6 episodes, 1977)
Frank Marth ...
 Lawrence Allison (5 episodes, 1977)
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 Elmer Morse (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Brewster Perry (4 episodes, 1977)
Phillip R. Allen ...
 Walter Tulloch (4 episodes, 1977)
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 Jimmy Bird (4 episodes, 1977)
June Dayton ...
 Mrs. Monckton (4 episodes, 1977)
Jean Howell ...
 Dorothy Kemp (4 episodes, 1977)
Linden Chiles ...
 Jack Atherton (3 episodes, 1977)
Skip Homeier ...
 Lars Haglund (3 episodes, 1977)
Borah Silver ...
 Burt Saraceni (3 episodes, 1977)
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 Bennett Lowman (2 episodes, 1977)
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 Ozymandias (2 episodes, 1977)
Madison Arnold ...
 Harvey Bass (2 episodes, 1977)
James Ray ...
 Al Donnally / ... (2 episodes, 1977)
Richard Gates ...
 Bernie Tibbetts / ... (2 episodes, 1977)
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 Joan Bailey / ... (2 episodes, 1977)
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The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.

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Robert Vaughn won an Emmy for playing Frank Flaherty. In his acceptance speech, he thanked director Gary Nelson for directing twelve and a half hours of television "by himself." See more »

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Featured in The 30th Annual Emmy Awards (1978) See more »

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Brilliant! Should now be released on DVD
15 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this mini series when it was first aired on UK TV and I'm amazed it's never been released either on video or latterly on DVD. Robert Vaughn is superb in his role as a sinister 'background' character to the downward spiralling president.

Jason Robards, in one of his better acted roles, is also very believable as the president who is initially tarnished, then eventually dethroned by corruption.

I think the time has come for another generation to enjoy this excellent production - I can't imagine why it's never even been aired again by any of the major TV companies.

So therefore - please somebody - get it out on DVD!!!


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