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All the President's Men (1976)

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"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

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Alan J. Pakula

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Carl Bernstein (book), Bob Woodward (book) | 1 more credit »
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Won 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dustin Hoffman ... Carl Bernstein
Robert Redford ... Bob Woodward
Jack Warden ... Harry Rosenfeld
Martin Balsam ... Howard Simons
Hal Holbrook ... Deep Throat
Jason Robards ... Ben Bradlee
Jane Alexander ... Bookkeeper
Meredith Baxter ... Debbie Sloan
Ned Beatty ... Dardis
Stephen Collins ... Hugh Sloan
Penny Fuller ... Sally Aiken
John McMartin ... Foreign Editor
Robert Walden ... Donald Segretti
Frank Wills ... Frank Wills
F. Murray Abraham ... Arresting Officer #1
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Storyline

In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of names and addresses of Republican fund organizers on the accused further arouses his suspicions. The editor of the Post is prepared to run with the story and assigns Woodward and Carl Bernstein to it. They find the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party, and eventually into the White House itself. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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At times it looked like it might cost them their jobs, their reputations, and maybe even their lives. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All the President's Men See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$70,600,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lauren Bacall and Patricia Neal were considered for the role of Katharine Graham. See more »

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When Woodward is working during the TV announcement of Nixon's appointment as Republican candidate, there is a jump cut. This coincides with a cut in the TV coverage. See more »

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Walter Cronkite: Now here comes the president's helicopter, Marine Helicopter Number One, landing on the plaza on the east side of the east front of the Capitol.
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by. ca 7,5 minutes (ie. a conversation between Rosenfeld and Simons, Woodward asking a woman about Hunt, Woodward and Bernstein being dismissed by Mrs. Hambling, Woodward on the way to a meeting with Deep Throat). DVD release is uncut. See more »

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Hail to the Chief
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Remarkable film about two intrepid reporters , Bob Woodward and Carl Berstein , who investigate the Watergate conspiracy
30 April 2012 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This inspired reenactment of the known political event concerns on two reporters from ¨Washington Post¨ who investigate the deeds that eventually led to the resignation of Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States . At times it looked like it might cost them their jobs, their reputations, and maybe even their lives . Reporters Woodward (Robert Redford , also producer) and Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation. Both of whom persevere in their investigation of Watergate break-in who led to earthshaking scandal . Their perseverance and the support of their editors (Jack Warden) revealed that the break-in at the Watergate office complex was only one small part of a much larger network of intelligence gathering activities, many of which were illegal. The flick also focuses on the role of Woodward's now legendary secret source dubbed Deep Throat (Hal Holbrook ,since identified as FBI Deputy Director Mark Felt) . Through the process, they have the obstacles of the newspaper's editor-in-chief Ben Bradlee (Jason Robards) who needs their story to be confirmed by reliable source .

Redford and Hoffman play perfectly the real-life Washington Post journalists . This nice film is well developed , dealing with a docudrama in which is discovered the exposure of the Watergate conspiracy by journalists Woodward and Berstein . Best elements of newspaper movies such as intense investigation , thrills , detective story , intrigue rolled into an interesting movie . However , there are much telephonic conversation that hamper some moment the flick developing . Although we know how it eventually comes out , we're on the edge of our seats from start to finish . It won deservedly Academy Award for secondary actor , Jason Robards , for screenplay , William Goldman , and Art Direction and Sound . Furthermore , an atmospheric score by David Shire and appropriate cinematography by Gordon Willis .

This gripping movie-making was professionally directed by Alan J. Pakula . He achieved several hits (Devil's own , Pelican brief , Presumed innocent , Sophie's choice , Klute) and some flops (Starting over , Paralax view, See you in the morning). The movie belongs to sub-genre that abounded in the 80s about reporters covering polemic political conflicts , such as ¨The year of living dangerously¨ by Peter Weir with Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver , ¨Under fire¨ by Robert Spottswoode with Nick Nolte , Gene Hackman and Joanna Cassidy, ¨Salvador¨ by Oliver Stone with James Woods and James Belushi, and ¨Deadline¨ by Nathaliel Gutman with Christopher Walken and Hywel Bennett. These movies are very much in the vein of ¨All the President's men¨. Rating : Good , well worth watching .


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