All the President’s Men (1976)

Director: Alan J. Pakula Run Time: 138 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1976

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards, Ned Beatty, Robert Redford

“No film blends the elements of journalism and Washington intrigue more compellingly”

– Matt Slovick, Washington Post

About the film:

Two journalists investigate a routine break-in at the Democratic Party Headquarters at the Watergate Building and happen upon the story of the century.

Winner of four Academy Awards in 1977 and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2010.

Based on the memoir by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein about political dirty tricks in the nation’s capital, All the President’s Men is a rare example of a best-selling book that was transformed into a hit theatrical film and a cultural phenomenon in its own right.

About the filmmakers:

Along with a Best Director nomination for All the President’s Men, director Alan J. Pakula received nominations for Best Picture for To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) and Best Writing for Sophie’s Choice (1982).

Screenwriter William Goldman earned Academy Awards for All the President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). His other critically acclaimed films include Marathon Man (1976), The Princess Bride (1987), and Misery (1990).

Actor-writer-producer Robert Redford originally bought the rights to the Woodward-Bernstein memoir and brought Pakula and Goldman into the project. Redford is the founder of the Sundance Institute and received the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2002.

In 2005, Redford and son James co-founded The Redford Center. Like his father, James devoted his life to impactful storytelling until his passing in October 2020.

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