All the President's Men Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards, Hal Holbrook, Jack Warden

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In June of 1972, a security guard discovers a break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington's Watergate Hotel. Supported by managing editor Ben Bradlee (Robards in an Oscar-winning performance) and fed background info by the mysterious government employee they call "Deep Throat" (Holbrook), young investigative Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein pursue the story. This 1976 film, based on the two reporters' book of the same name and chronicling a true story that occurred not four years before, is a classic political thriller. Even with an ending that's a foregone conclusion, it manages an impressive level of tension and suspense. Redford and Hoffman make a terrific team. Jane Alexander shines in a small role as a terrified bookkeeper who helps reveal the truth, and Meredith Baxter, Ned Beatty, and F. Murray Abraham may also be glimpsed among the cast. Frank Wills, the actual security guard who discovered the breakin, does a cameo as himself. The opening and the conclusion are especially sharp. The movie also won Oscars for Best Sound, Best Art Direction (that $450,000 replica of the Post newsroom), and Best Writing based on another medium (the great William Goldman).
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

After a break-in occurs at the Democratic Party's National Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein begin to investigate possible connections to the Nixon campaign. As they continue their investigations, it becomes clear that the conspiracy goes to the highest levels of the Republican Party.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ari Rosner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 75%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 15% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   election campaign    -   President abusing power    -   govt officials abusing power

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C. Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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