VINTAGE FILM All the President’s Men

All the President’s Men

It’s said that “Washington is Hollywood for ugly people,” but this film makes you thankful that there were journalists willing to cover the place like Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, played here by the slightly better-looking Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman (who has a prodigious memory for telephone numbers), when President Nixon was up to no good. Generation Xers were particularly grateful for the VHS version, which finally explained in two action-filled hours why, in the summer of 1973, their cartoons were bumped from the airwaves for 300 hours of Watergate hearings.

Director: Alan J. Pakula

Screenplay by: William Goldman

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards, Martin Balsam

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award® for Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor Robards (won), Supporting Actress Alexander, Adapted Screenplay (won)

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