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)
Barry Primus ...
 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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Classic piece of political drama
26 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this mini series in 1994, when the BBC was running a series of programmes to mark the twentieth anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation.

This may be fiction,but it's all thinly disguised in the same way that "Primary Colors" is.

It is amazing. Jason Robards is great as Monckton, the Nixon-type President.A mass of contradictions:arrogant,ruthless, devious and yet eager to make history.Cliff Robertson plays a CIA director who realises that this type of President in the Oval Office is a danger to democracy.There is a great role for Robert Vaughn as the Haldeman figure.This is a far cry from The West Wing and Commander in Chief.This is a White House staffed by men who are utterly ruthless in the pursuit of power.Idealism does not exist in this world,only cynicism.Spying on so-called enemies is standard procedure.

If you've read "All the President's Men" or "The Final Days", then you will recognise the characters being portrayed.

Would love to get a copy on DVD.


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