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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)

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The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1972.

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Peter Landesman

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Mark Felt (based on the books by), John D. O'Connor (based on the books by) (as John O'Connor) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Mark Felt
Diane Lane ... Audrey Felt
Marton Csokas ... L. Patrick Gray
Tony Goldwyn ... Ed Miller
Ike Barinholtz ... Angelo Lano
Josh Lucas ... Charlie Bates
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Carol Tschudy
Kate Walsh ... Pat Miller
Brian d'Arcy James ... Robert Kunkel
Maika Monroe ... Joan Felt
Michael C. Hall ... John Dean
Tom Sizemore ... Bill Sullivan
Julian Morris ... Bob Woodward
Bruce Greenwood ... Sandy Smith
Noah Wyle ... Stan Pottinger
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1972. Following the death of fifty year FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover who the last three Presidents had considered firing, FBI outsider L. Patrick Gray is appointed Acting Director. Associate Director Mark Felt, a dedicated, loyal and meticulous employee of the Bureau for thirty years, and his wife Audrey, feel he being passed over for the job is a major snub, they who have sacrificed their own personal lives for the Bureau. Part of that sacrifice is not being able to devote time in locating the Felts' daughter, Joan Felt, who they have not heard from in a year, they only assuming that she going off their radar being on her own volition in her anti-establishment ideals. Felt not getting the job is arguably due to he being such an integral figure in the controversial Hoover tenure. One of the first cases for the Bureau in Gray's tenure is a break-in at and bugging of the Democratic National Committee offices, the case unofficially called Watergate for the complex in which the break-in ... Written by Huggo

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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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Apparently much of Diane Lane's 'electric performance' was cut due to running time constraints. At a press conference director Peter Landesman and Liam Neeson both championed Lane's performance saying how devastated they all were (especially Lane herself) that so much of her superb performance was left on the cutting room floor. There were hints that these scenes may be included as 'deleted scenes' or as an 'extended cut' on the home video release of the film. See more »

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Back in the early 70s, it was still quite common for people to wish one another a Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah and not the generic Happy Holidays that was said in the movie. People were not yet offended by the use of the actual holidays being mentioned as greetings. See more »

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Mark Felt: The White House is packing all its crimes in separate little boxes. Watergate, the spying, the ugliness, the rot. Each thing in a different box so that no one can put it together, so that no one sees it's all connected. And no one will care, but it's all the same big thing.
Sandy Smith: And Watergate? Just the gateway.
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References Deep Throat (1972) See more »

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Mark Felt: The Man who Brought down the White House
31 December 2018 | by henry8-3See all my reviews

The story of 'Deep Throat' who leaked Watergate secrets to the Washington Post and why.

Whilst this may not be as tense as 'All the President's Men' as it's focus is on a man on the inside rather than building a case from the outside, it is still enjoyable to witness the story of the World's most famous whistleblower.

Whilst a solid supporting cast is at work here, and the pace is well enough maintained, it is largely as good as it is, because of the performance and presence of Liam Neeson as the titular Felt.

Not sure the clunky title didn't contribute to this flopping.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Silent Man See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,217, 1 October 2017

Gross USA:

$768,946

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,372,130
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