Thursday, April 12, 2012

All the President's Men

All the President's Men (Two-Disc Special Edition)

#77 on the 2007 AFI List of 100 Best American Movies.

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.

* Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein
* Robert Redford as Bob Woodward
* Jack Warden as Harry M. Rosenfeld
* Martin Balsam as Howard Simons
* Hal Holbrook as Deep Throat
* Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee
* Jane Alexander as Judy Hoback
* Meredith Baxter as Debbie Sloan
* Ned Beatty as Martin Dardis
* Polly Holliday as Dardis' secretary
* Stephen Collins as Hugh W. Sloan, Jr.
* Penny Fuller as Sally Aiken
* Robert Walden as Donald Segretti
* Frank Wills as Himself
* F. Murray Abraham as Sgt. Paul Leeper
* David Arkin as Eugene Bachinski
* Henry Calvert as Bernard Barker
* Dominic Chianese as Eugenio Martínez
* Ron Hale as Frank Sturgis
* James Karen as Hugh Sloan's Lawyer
* Basil Hoffman as Assistant Metro Editor

In 2007, it was added to the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) list at #77. AFI also named it #34 on its America's Most Inspiring Movies list and #57 of the Top 100 Thrilling Movies. The characters of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein shared the rank of #27 Hero on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains list. Entertainment Weekly ranked All the President's Men as one of the 25 "Powerful Political Thrillers".

In 2010, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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