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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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Trivia

Although Attorney General Richard Kleindienst is portrayed in this film by Darryl Cox, the actual Richard Kleindienst can be seen at around 47 and a half minutes into the film. He is being interviewed by Dick Cavett on a TV broadcast Mark Felt is watching. See more »

Goofs

There is a reference to Richard Nixon being named TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year" for 1972. TIME Magazine did not use the title "Person of the Year" until 1999. Nixon would have been named "Man of the Year" in 1972. 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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Connections

Referenced in Fyre (2019) See more »

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Deep Throat Deserves A Better Film
30 September 2019 | by Desertman84See all my reviews

Liam Neeson stars in the title role about America's most famous whistle blower in "Mark Felt:The Man Who Brought Down the White House". He co-stars with Diane Lane, Josh Lucas, and Tony Goldwyn in this film that tells the story about Felt from his participation in the Watergate Scandal that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon as President of the United States. He was famously identified as "Deep Throat" by the Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.

The film overall was a good one. Neeson provided a great performance as Felt. Other members of the cast particularly Lane deserves credit as well. Too bad that the film basically becomes just a companion piece to other films about the Watergate scandal such as more superior 1976 film,"All The President's Men". Added to that,the viewer must also have good knowledge about Watergate to deeply appreciate this film. Most of the screenplay involves talking and conversation about the scandal. Without a lot of knowledge, this film would be confusing to the viewer. Just as the famous line stated by Felt on this film,"Confusion is control" in the sense that one would not know what is truly going on in the film and the impact of Felt's whistle blowing. Without a lot of knowledge about the Watergate, the viewer will be disappointed with it. In that regard,I feel that America's most famous whistle blower deserves a better film wherein the events of the Watergate scandal has been fully explained particularly for viewers who have limited knowledge about it.

But overall,I still consider this a good but not a great film especially for viewers who have knowledge about Watergate.


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Country:

USA

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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