In Trump's world, I think there's going to be a surge in popularity for this one.
Sharp telling of the uncovering of political corruption; masterful acting/direction
almost 5 years
Engaging, exciting film on investigative journalism.
Real slow burner but a good tense 70s thriller
over 6 years
One of the best films ever made.
over 6 years
'Who did you say? ' 'He's on deep background, I call him deep... throat.'
All the President's Men is a 1976 Academy Award-winning political thriller film based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the two journalists investigating the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post. The film starred Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward and Bernstein, respectively; it was produced by Walter Coblenz, written by William Goldman, and directed by Alan J. Pakula.
In June 1972, a security guard (Frank Wills, playing himself) at the Watergate complex finds a door kept unlocked with tape. The police arrest burglars in the Democratic National Committee headquarters within the complex. The Washington Post assigns new reporter Bob Woodward to the unimportant story.
Woodward learns that the five men—four Cuban-Americans from Miami and James W. McCord, Jr.—had bugging equipment and have their own "country club" attorney. McCord identifies himself in court as having recently left the Central Intelligence Agency, and the...