The story of the late J. Edgar Hoover, who was head of the FBI from 1924-1972. The film follows Hoover from his racket-busting days through his reign under eight U.S. presidents.
The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now you can see how he used it.
Did You Know?
Several people who were real-life acquaintances of J. Edgar Hoover
are featured in the film, including the barber who regularly cut his hair and his regular waiter at the Mayflower Hotel. See more
In the scene where FBI men have put gangster Frank Nash in a car other gangsters drive past firing machine guns. A man in the back of the back of the FBI car puts his hands to his face as if hit but it's not until afterwards that bullet appear in the window. See more
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Version of J. Edgar
December 1977 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
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