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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
6 September 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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.
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Classic piece of political drama See more (7 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 37 of 38)

Cliff Robertson ... William Martin (6 episodes, 1977)

Jason Robards ... President Richard Monckton (6 episodes, 1977)

Stefanie Powers ... Sally Whalen (6 episodes, 1977)

Robert Vaughn ... Frank Flaherty (6 episodes, 1977)

Lois Nettleton ... Linda Martin (6 episodes, 1977)

Barry Nelson ... Bob Bailey (6 episodes, 1977)

Harold Gould ... Carl Tessler (6 episodes, 1977)

Tony Bill ... Adam Gardiner (6 episodes, 1977)

Andy Griffith ... Esker Scott Anderson (6 episodes, 1977)

John Houseman ... Myron Dunn (6 episodes, 1977)

David Selby ... Roger Castle (6 episodes, 1977)

Meg Foster ... Jennie Jamison (6 episodes, 1977)
Peter Coffield ... Eli McGinn (6 episodes, 1977)

Frances Lee McCain ... Paula Stoner Gardiner (6 episodes, 1977)
Barry Primus ... Joe Wisnovsky (6 episodes, 1977)

Diana Ewing ... Kathy Ferris (6 episodes, 1977)

Lara Parker ... Wanda Elliott (6 episodes, 1977)
John Lehne ... Tucker Tallford (6 episodes, 1977)

Alan Oppenheimer ... Simon Cappell (6 episodes, 1977)

Nicholas Pryor ... Hank Ferris (6 episodes, 1977)
Frank Marth ... Lawrence Allison (5 episodes, 1977)

Thayer David ... Elmer Morse (4 episodes, 1977)

George Gaynes ... Brewster Perry (4 episodes, 1977)
Phillip R. Allen ... Walter Tulloch (4 episodes, 1977)

Joseph Hacker ... 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)
Regis Cordic ... TV Anchorman (3 episodes, 1977)

John Randolph ... Bennett Lowman (2 episodes, 1977)

Joseph Sirola ... 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)

Bonnie Bartlett ... Joan Bailey / ... (2 episodes, 1977)
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Series Directed by
Gary Nelson (6 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Writing credits
Eric Bercovici (6 episodes, 1977)
John Ehrlichman (6 episodes, 1977)
David W. Rintels (6 episodes, 1977)

Series Produced by
Eric Bercovici .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 1977)
Frank Cardea .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1977)
Stanley Kallis .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1977)
Norman S. Powell .... producer (6 episodes, 1977)
David W. Rintels .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Original Music by
Dominic Frontiere (5 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc (6 episodes, 1977)
Jack Swain (5 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gerard Wilson (6 episodes, 1977)
Harry Kaye (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Casting by
Ramsay King (6 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Production Design by
Jack De Shields (6 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Art Direction by
James F. Claytor Sr. (5 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Barbara Krieger (6 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Makeup Department
Michael Hancock .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1977)
Mary Keats .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1977)
Gary Morris .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Production Management
Ben Chapman .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lloyd Allen .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1977)
Jack Oliver .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1977)

Bruce Hanson .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Lee Rafner .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Bud Alper .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1977)
Howard Beals .... sound editor (6 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Laszlo .... second unit photography (6 episodes, 1977)

Carl Boles .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Holly Bower .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betsy Cox .... wardrobe: women (6 episodes, 1977)
Bruce Walkup .... wardrobe: men (6 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bea Dennis .... assistant film editor (6 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Music Department
Chips Swanson .... music editor (6 episodes, 1977)
Bickford Webber .... music editor (6 episodes, 1977)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (5 episodes, 1977)
Gus Levene .... orchestrator (5 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Other crew
Jack Clements .... location manager (6 episodes, 1977)
Kellam de Forest .... researcher (6 episodes, 1977)
Bobby Hoffman .... dialogue coach (6 episodes, 1977)
Robert L. Jackson .... technical advisor (6 episodes, 1977)
Sandy Nelson .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1977)
Phill Norman .... title designer (6 episodes, 1977)
Ronald J. Ostrow .... technical advisor (6 episodes, 1977)
Joan Pearce .... researcher (6 episodes, 1977)

Lynn A. Aber .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
750 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 30th Annual Emmy Awards (1978) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
American Nation SongSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Classic piece of political drama, 26 April 2007
Author: dazfiddy from United Kingdom

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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