Television series docu-drama traces the career of John Dean, special counsel of president Nixon.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 John Dean (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Charles Colson (4 episodes, 1979)
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 G. Gordon Liddy (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Fielding / ... (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Charles Shaffer (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Jeb Stuart Magruder (4 episodes, 1979)
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 John Ehrlichman (4 episodes, 1979)
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 John J. 'Jack' Caufield / ... (4 episodes, 1979)
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 George Simonson (4 episodes, 1979)
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 H.R. Haldeman (4 episodes, 1979)
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 John Mitchell (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Robert Mardian (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Ronald Ziegler (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Richard M. Nixon (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Richard Kleindienst (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Hugh Sloan (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Mrs. Kleindienst (4 episodes, 1979)
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 TV Commentator (4 episodes, 1979)
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 L. Patrick Gray (4 episodes, 1979)
Al Checco ...
 Judge John Sirica (4 episodes, 1979)
Cathleen Cordell ...
 Pat Nixon (4 episodes, 1979)
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Brian Farrell ...
 Kehrli (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Donald Segretti (4 episodes, 1979)
James Greene ...
 E. Howard Hunt (4 episodes, 1979)
Pamela Hall
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Alan Haufrect ...
 Robert McCandless (4 episodes, 1979)
Mitzi Hoag ...
 May-Chapin's Secretary (4 episodes, 1979)
Hettie Lynne Hurtes ...
 T.V. Commentator (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Earl Silbert (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Colson's Secretary (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Mr. Dolman (4 episodes, 1979)
Lee Kessler ...
 Jane (4 episodes, 1979)
Jack Kosslyn ...
 Paul (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Neal (4 episodes, 1979)
Mario Machado ...
 TV Commentator (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Joey (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Deputy (4 episodes, 1979)
Larry McCormick ...
 TV Commentator (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Jack Garfield (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Photographer (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Egil Krogh (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Liz Garfield (4 episodes, 1979)
Carolyn A. Poer ...
 Woman, Inaugural #2 (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Moore (4 episodes, 1979)
(4 episodes, 1979)
Logan Ramsey ...
 J. Edgar Hoover (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Senater Baker's Wife (4 episodes, 1979)
Ron Recasner ...
 Marshall (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Reporter (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Herbert Kalmbach (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Sam Dash (4 episodes, 1979)
Garn Stephens ...
 Carol (4 episodes, 1979)
Darrell Zwerling ...
 Frederick LaRue (4 episodes, 1979)
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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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Featured in Saturday Night Live: Buck Henry/Bette Midler (1979) 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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