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 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Martin Sheen ...  John Dean 4 episodes, 1979
Michael Callan ...  Charles Colson 4 episodes, 1979
William Daniels ...  G. Gordon Liddy 4 episodes, 1979
Clifford David ...  Fielding / ... 4 episodes, 1979
Ed Flanders ...  Charles Shaffer 4 episodes, 1979
Christopher Guest ...  Jeb Stuart Magruder 4 episodes, 1979
Graham Jarvis ...  John Ehrlichman 4 episodes, 1979
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...  John J. 'Jack' Caufield / ... 4 episodes, 1979
Alan Oppenheimer ...  George Simonson 4 episodes, 1979
Lawrence Pressman ...  H.R. Haldeman 4 episodes, 1979
John Randolph ...  John Mitchell 4 episodes, 1979
Peter Mark Richman ...  Robert Mardian 4 episodes, 1979
James Sloyan ...  Ronald Ziegler 4 episodes, 1979
Rip Torn ...  Richard M. Nixon 4 episodes, 1979
William Windom ...  Richard Kleindienst 4 episodes, 1979
Ralph Byers ...  Hugh Sloan 4 episodes, 1979
K Callan ...  Mrs. Kleindienst 4 episodes, 1979
Larry Carroll ...  TV Commentator 4 episodes, 1979
Lonny Chapman ...  L. Patrick Gray 4 episodes, 1979
Al Checco Al Checco ...  Judge John Sirica 4 episodes, 1979
Cathleen Cordell ...  Pat Nixon 4 episodes, 1979
Howard Culver 4 episodes, 1979
Brian Farrell Brian Farrell ...  Kehrli 4 episodes, 1979
Fred Grandy ...  Donald Segretti 4 episodes, 1979
James Greene ...  E. Howard Hunt 4 episodes, 1979
Pamela Hall Pamela Hall 4 episodes, 1979
Alan Haufrect Alan Haufrect ...  Robert McCandless 4 episodes, 1979
Mitzi Hoag Mitzi Hoag ...  May-Chapin's Secretary 4 episodes, 1979
Hettie Lynne Hurtes Hettie Lynne Hurtes ...  T.V. Commentator 4 episodes, 1979
James Karen ...  Earl Silbert 4 episodes, 1979
Janice Kent ...  Colson's Secretary 4 episodes, 1979
William Kerwin ...  Mr. Dolman 4 episodes, 1979
Lee Kessler Lee Kessler ...  Jane 4 episodes, 1979
Jack Kosslyn Jack Kosslyn ...  Paul 4 episodes, 1979
Paul Lukather ...  Neal 4 episodes, 1979
Mario Machado Mario Machado ...  TV Commentator 4 episodes, 1979
Joe Mantell ...  Joey 4 episodes, 1979
Francis X. McCarthy ...  Deputy 4 episodes, 1979
Larry McCormick Larry McCormick ...  TV Commentator 4 episodes, 1979
Terence McGovern ...  Jack Garfield 4 episodes, 1979
Ray Nikolaison ...  Photographer 4 episodes, 1979
Kip Niven ...  Egil Krogh 4 episodes, 1979
Jenny O'Hara ...  Liz Garfield 4 episodes, 1979
Carolyn A. Poer Carolyn A. Poer ...  Woman, Inaugural #2 4 episodes, 1979
Dan Priest ...  Moore 4 episodes, 1979
Anne Ramsey 4 episodes, 1979
Logan Ramsey ...  J. Edgar Hoover 4 episodes, 1979
Mary Linda Rapelye ...  Senater Baker's Wife 4 episodes, 1979
Ron Recasner Ron Recasner ...  Marshall 4 episodes, 1979
Doug Roberts ...  Reporter 4 episodes, 1979
William Schallert ...  Herbert Kalmbach 4 episodes, 1979
David Sheiner ...  Sam Dash 4 episodes, 1979
Garn Stephens 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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The John Dean Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Talent Associates See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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Referenced in The Walker (2007) See more »

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Riveting and true account of Watergate; 8 hours long, but zooms by.
23 January 1999 | by dennis-35See 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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