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The Post (2017)

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A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

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Steven Spielberg
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 112 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Meryl Streep ... Kay Graham
Tom Hanks ... Ben Bradlee
Sarah Paulson ... Tony Bradlee
Bob Odenkirk ... Ben Bagdikian
Tracy Letts ... Fritz Beebe
Bradley Whitford ... Arthur Parsons
Bruce Greenwood ... Robert McNamara
Matthew Rhys ... Daniel Ellsberg
Alison Brie ... Lally Graham
Carrie Coon ... Meg Greenfield
Jesse Plemons ... Roger Clark
David Cross ... Howard Simons
Zach Woods ... Anthony Essaye
Pat Healy ... Phil Geyelin
John Rue ... Gene Patterson
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Storyline

When American military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realizes to his disgust the depths of the US government's deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers. Later, Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, is still adjusting to taking over her late husband's business when editor Ben Bradlee discovers the New York Times has scooped them with an explosive expose on those papers. Determined to compete, Post reporters find Ellsberg himself and a complete copy of those papers. However, the Post's plans to publish their findings are put in jeopardy with a Federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for Contempt. Now, Kay Graham must decide whether to back down for the safety of her paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press. In doing so, Graham and her staff join a fight that would have America's democratic ideals in the balance. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Truth be told


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and brief war violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Bruce Greenwood previously appeared in Truth (2015) with Robert Redford, who plays Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in All the President's Men (1976). See more »

Goofs

Movie starts out in Vietnam 1966 - The song playing in the background is "Green River" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. "Green River" was originally recorded at Wally Heider Studios in San Francisco, California during the summer of 1969 See more »

Quotes

Roger Clark: If you got the study from the same source, that would amount to collusion.
Ben Bagdikian: Yeah, we could all be executed at dawn.
Roger Clark: And we could be held in contempt of court - which means Mr. Bradlee and Mrs. Graham could go to jail. Mr. Bagdikian, how likely is it that your source and the Times source are the same person?
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Crazy Credits

Dlsclaimer in closing credits: "Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation did not receive any payment or other consideration, or enter into any agreement, for the depiction of tobacco products in this film." See more »

Connections

Featured in Honest Trailers: The Oscars 2018 (2018) See more »

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Put on a Happy Face
Written by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams
Performed by The Peter Duchin Orchestra
Arranged by Stanley Schwartz
Produced by Barry Lazarowitz
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not a masterpiece
17 April 2018 | by gerti-loliSee all my reviews

Well its not the best movie of the year but worth to consider. Acting is great, with that cast you can't go wrong. Its a movie that flaw from beginning to the end and you don't understand the time passing. i really enjoyed it.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Post See more »

Filming Locations:

White Plains, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$526,011, 24 December 2017

Gross USA:

$81,903,458

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$179,769,457
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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