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Mr. Dreyfuss Goes to Washington (2001)

| Documentary | TV Movie
Richard Dreyfuss explores the history of the city of Washington D.C., with emphasis on its founding and the building of its most well-known monuments and memorials.

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Richard Dreyfuss explores the history of the city of Washington D.C., with emphasis on its founding and the building of its most well-known monuments and memorials.

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An excellent look at an "overlooked" city
4 March 2002 | by (Washington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

Washington, D.C. probably has the highest number of tourists from around the country and the globe for many reasons. Aesthetically, the most powerful city in the world does justice to itself, but few who travel here know much about the landmarks and monuments that are so easily recognized throughout the world.

Richard Dreyfuss clearly loves Washington, and this well-crafted documentary seems as much a labor of love as an opportunity to share the wealth of knowledge he has, or has been uncovered for him in the creation of this film. His enthusiasm for the monuments, and the fascinating stories behind them, is contagious.

More importantly, as a native of Washington, I was surprised to find out how little I knew of the stories behind the famous facades. Dreyfuss' documentary brought them to life. I think it should be required viewing for anyone planning a trip to Washington -- families and school groups -- and will deeply enrich their experiences. Bravo.


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