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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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USA

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$768,946, 7 December 2017
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Mark Felt did not choose Bob Woodward at random from the Washington Post's roster of reporters. Felt and Woodward had known each other for a few years with the two having initially met one another while Woodward was serving in the U.S. Navy as an Admiral's aide. In fact Woodward had sought out Felt's advice on his future when his discharge from the Navy was approaching. See more »

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During one of the drive-around scenes in the DC area, the car passes by the World War II Veterans Memorial, which did not exist in the time frame of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Bob Woodward: We're lost in detail.
Mark Felt: That's their plan. They want everyone confused. Confusion is control. The truth could ruin the administration.
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References Deep Throat (1972) See more »

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companion piece
14 February 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Mark Felt (Liam Neeson) is the Associate Director of the FBI as the right-hand man of the legendary Hoover. He's considered the G-Men's G-Man. After Hoover's death, L. Patrick Gray is appointed the acting director over Felt despite his loyal 30 years career. His wife Audrey (Diane Lane) suggests resigning. They are still struggling with their estranged daughter Joan who had run away a year earlier. It's 1972 and there's a break-in at the Watergate. Felt is ordered to limit his investigation and he would become the infamous whistle blower Deep Throat.

This could work as a companion piece to All The President's Men. Oddly enough, both extreme sides of the political spectrum would consider Felt a villain. One would consider him a traitor. The other would consider him a jackbooted militaristic police. Neither would find this movie fair and balanced. On the other hand, some today would find this very fitting. Neeson is a perfect sincere self-righteous FBI agent. This is one version of the man and allows a bit of insight. That is more than enough.


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