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All the President's Men (1976)

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"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director:

Alan J. Pakula

Writers:

Carl Bernstein (book), Bob Woodward (book) | 1 more credit »
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Won 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dustin Hoffman ... Carl Bernstein
Robert Redford ... Bob Woodward
Jack Warden ... Harry Rosenfeld
Martin Balsam ... Howard Simons
Hal Holbrook ... Deep Throat
Jason Robards ... Ben Bradlee
Jane Alexander ... Bookkeeper
Meredith Baxter ... Debbie Sloan
Ned Beatty ... Dardis
Stephen Collins ... Hugh Sloan
Penny Fuller ... Sally Aiken
John McMartin ... Foreign Editor
Robert Walden ... Donald Segretti
Frank Wills ... Frank Wills
F. Murray Abraham ... Arresting Officer #1
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Storyline

In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of names and addresses of Republican fund organizers on the accused further arouses his suspicions. The editor of the Post is prepared to run with the story and assigns Woodward and Carl Bernstein to it. They find the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party, and eventually into the White House itself. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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At times it looked like it might cost them their jobs, their reputations, and maybe even their lives. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All the President's Men See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$70,600,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Bernstein is rifling through his pockets, seeking notes written on scraps of paper, he pulls out a matchbook with a "G" on the cover. It was the logo of the largest supermarket in the District at the time. See more »

Goofs

During Bernstein's conversation with Sharon Lyons, her hair changes repeatedly: at one point it will be windblown and hanging in front of her shoulders, in the next shot freshly brushed and pushed back. Also, in the two shots during this scene, her water glass is half full and her hands are hidden under the table; the camera then cuts directly to a waist-up shot in which her hands are clearly visible and her glass has only an inch of water in it. See more »

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[first lines]
[first lines including archive footage]
Walter Cronkite: Now here comes the president's helicopter, Marine Helicopter Number One, landing on the plaza on the east side of the east front of the Capitol.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Warner Bros. Zooming \\' logo is in black and white. See more »

Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by. ca 7,5 minutes (ie. a conversation between Rosenfeld and Simons, Woodward asking a woman about Hunt, Woodward and Bernstein being dismissed by Mrs. Hambling, Woodward on the way to a meeting with Deep Throat). DVD release is uncut. See more »

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Concerto in C for two trumpets
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THE GREATEST POLITICAL THRILLER EVER!!!
7 March 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

Whenever I look at this film I am always struck by it for several different reasons. One is the fact that this is a look into the recent history of the United States. Thirty years ago, Richard Nixon and his shadow government was just one step away from totally destroying the two party system in this country and if it weren't for the expose' of Woodward and Bernstein American politics would be a lot different today. Also, this is a great detective story. The digging that WoodStein did showed that they were willing to do anything to get to the truth about what was going on. But perhaps the thing that really made this film great was the fact that this was a true story. Too bad that it only won three Oscars (best supporting actor Jason Robards, best adapted screenplay and art direction). This film was certainly miles ahead of what beat it out, the original Rocky.


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