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

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$526,011, 24 December 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$81,835,084, 15 April 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,435,084, 15 April 2018
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Trivia

It is raining in nearly all of the brief scenes of the Vietnam War. In Forrest Gump (1994), the title character played by Tom Hanks, who also stars in this film, serves in the war and mentions on two occasions how much it rained there. See more »

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In 1971, the median income in the USA was $9,030. Katherine Graham, near the start of the film, states that $3,000,000 is equivalent to the salary of 25 good reporters. That means that they would each be making roughly $120,000 a year--in 1971. See more »

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Kay Graham: News is the first rough draft of history.
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"The making and authorized distribution of this film supported over 12,000 jobs and involved hundreds of thousands of work hours."

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Love Walked In
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This could have been so good..
15 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

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 journalist and government. The Post was a film that i was excited about since it's been directed from a director that i love and respect Mr. Steven Spielberg and has a talented cast of names like Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Bradley Whitford and Bruce Greenwood unfortunately the film is lifeless and hollow i mean the first 9 minutes i felt like i was watching a different movie and at times Hanks character was kind of a d*ck i mean he even gives a middle finger to one of his 'friends' which was awkward. The film is also kinda boring and at times it tries to sell this whole feminist thing with Streep's character and i rolled my eyes so hard. The movie means well and i'm sure of that but the way it tells those events it feels like it's missing a spark or a better script in general (i mean look at how great Spotlight was a film that had a similar structure and look how bland The Post is in comparison). The acting is good from the 2 main leads but the rest of the cast is either running fast to send copies or to print the story for the paper or others are d*cks to Streep's character especially Whitford's character that is kind of a sexist (because that's how movies work this days with it's political agendas). Overall 'The Post' had some good things like Hanks and Streep but also a bland script, forgettable characters and even Spielberg's direction is a mess he goes from scene to scene without even explaining things or adapting them better which was disappointing for a director of his kind.


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