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The Curse of Edgar (2013)

La malédiction d'Edgar (original title)
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Based on the bestselling novel by Marc Dugain, this original docudrama weaves unique archival footage within a fictional story and sheds a new light on J. Edgar Hoover. This film reveals ... See full summary »

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Marc Dugain
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brian Cox ... J. Edgar Hoover
Anthony Higgins ... Clyde Tolson
Finlay Robertson ... Robert F. Kennedy
Michael J. Reynolds ... Joe Kennedy
Keith Hill Keith Hill ... Psychoanalyst (as Keith Paice Hill)
Dorin Andone Dorin Andone ... Meyer Lansky
Marioara Sterian Marioara Sterian ... Miss Gandy (as Mariora Sterian)
Robert Marshall Robert Marshall ... Agent Norman
Phanzu Bizou Phanzu Bizou ... The Maid
Ken Carter Ken Carter ... FBI Janitor
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Based on the bestselling novel by Marc Dugain, this original docudrama weaves unique archival footage within a fictional story and sheds a new light on J. Edgar Hoover. This film reveals the FBI director's battle to retain power from the Kennedy clan. From 1960 and 1963, two ideals of America come face to face and two sets of morals clash. Clyde Tolson, Hoover's right-hand man and secret lover, is the last survivor of this psychological drama. He recounts this intense political period when America's destiny has never been as dependent on one of the most powerful and mysterious figures of the time. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

France

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English | French

Release Date:

28 October 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Fluch des Edgar Hoover See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Production Co:

Planète, Program 33 See more »
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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Tony (Corlan) Higgins and Brian Cox appeared as young actors together at Birmingham Rep in 1967. Romeo and Juliet, and Othello. Michael Gambon was also in the company. See more »

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Featured in Universum History: Der Fluch des FBI (2013) See more »

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With an enjoyable satirical undertone.
8 September 2016 | by chnutscherSee all my reviews

With an enjoyable satirical undertone.

I'm surprised how few comments have been given so far.

Well entertaining for sure. And being "just" a TV movie, above average, no question. Positively to point out is the satirical undertone throughout the movie, what concerns the quite questionable character of the Kennedy clan. A lot of less than beneficial facts have emerged about the real background of JFK and his brother since their tragic death. Still surprising, how the iconic, unquestioned figure of JFK was able to survive till this day. But the movie puts also light on Hoovers debatable "qualities", especially in regards of his "informal" ties to the mafia. The use of real archive footage adds also to this movie. Well done.


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