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Washington: Behind Closed Doors 

The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men, with whom he surrounds himself, in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.

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David W. Rintels
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
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 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 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 Jean Howell ...  Dorothy Kemp 4 episodes, 1977
Linden Chiles ...  Jack Atherton 3 episodes, 1977
Skip Homeier ...  Lars Haglund 3 episodes, 1977
Borah Silver Borah Silver ...  Burt Saraceni 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 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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The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men, with whom he surrounds himself, in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Washington - Hinter verschlossenen Türen See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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Featured in The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) See more »

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Composed by Dominic Frontiere
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Brilliant! Should now be released on DVD
15 March 2005 | by john-howesSee all my reviews

I watched this mini series when it was first aired on UK TV and I'm amazed it's never been released either on video or latterly on DVD. Robert Vaughn is superb in his role as a sinister 'background' character to the downward spiralling president.

Jason Robards, in one of his better acted roles, is also very believable as the president who is initially tarnished, then eventually dethroned by corruption.

I think the time has come for another generation to enjoy this excellent production - I can't imagine why it's never even been aired again by any of the major TV companies.

So therefore - please somebody - get it out on DVD!!!


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