Blind Ambition (1979)

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Television series docu-drama traces the career of John Dean, special counsel of president Nixon.

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Television series docu-drama traces the career of John Dean, special counsel of president Nixon.

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Martin Sheen's father, Francisco Estevez, died prior to the series' premiere. Sheen was unable to attend the funeral, so he mourned his father in the scene in which John Dean cries in his jail cell. See more »

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Riveting and true account of Watergate; 8 hours long, but zooms by.
23 January 1999 | by (San francisco, California) – See all my reviews

This mini-series is the quintessence of the entire Watergate story. It lasts 8 hours in 2-hour pieces (with commercials). John Dean was the person who was at the very heart of the cover-up. The movie is based upon his book, also titled "Blind Ambition". The book is seen by most historians as the exhaustive presentation of all the incidents surrounding the break-in and the cover-up. This is riveting, and gives full portraits of the 20 or so characters who were the players in the Watergate story.


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