All the President’s Men is a well-made thriller based on the unrelenting efforts of Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein to uncover the Watergate scandal that ultimately ended the presidency of Richard Nixon. Robards couldn?t be better as editor Ben Bradlee, and the painstaking recreations of newsroom and D.C. settings put the audience in the midst of deadline-beating tension and filled journalism schools for years after!
While the Washington Post did not allow filming of All the President’s Men to take place in the newspaper’s offices, they did send numerous props to the studio set, including directories, mail and trash cans.
Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Picture; Best Director.
Cast: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards, Jack Warden, Jane Alexander, Martin Balsam, Meredith Baxter, Ned Beatty, Stephen Collins, Hal Holbrook,
Director: Alan J. Pakula
Producer: Walter Coblenz
Editor: Robert L. Wolfe
Composer: David Shire
Screenwriters: Carl Bernstein, William Goldman, Bob Woodward
Production Designer: George Jenkins
Special Effects: Henry Millar
Cinematographer: Gordon Willis
USA / Warner Bros / 138 minutes / 1976