All the President's Men

All the President's Men

DVD - 2006
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The true story of how Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the White House involvement in the Watergate break-in.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2006
Edition: Special ed. Widescreen version
ISBN: 9781419817069
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 138 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Aug 21, 2020

Veddy, veddy, veddy good movie! I say anybody (like that Trump!) who doesn't like the press is afraid they'll do the same to them as "they" did to Nixon!!!
--chris b. Stratton

Jan 26, 2020

This explains how news media was "tool" to change politics; probably similar to current politics US president does not want the power of the "paper" to do same to him. Must watch to see how all aspects are instrumental to "down fall of bad politics"; liars, use of power, unpresidential. five newspaper rolls must watch

Oct 02, 2019

This is a 2-disc set. The second disc is 30+ years later. Great discussion on how journalism has changed due to social media mobs running amok. I found this more interesting than the film.

Aug 28, 2019

a pivotal moment in history, you are there, extraordinary, even after all these years

Feb 03, 2019

Amazing movie. Brilliantly acted, scored, and shot. Even knowing the ending, this is suspense at its finest. Should be more talked about as one of the big essential classics of the New Hollywood period.

Dec 21, 2018

Directed by Alan J. Pakula in 1976 based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, this American political thriller delves into the Watergate scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon.
I love this taut, solidly acted movie for the sake of a free press.
With this movie, anyone should be able to understand the dangers of unchecked power.

Nov 28, 2018

If only modern news media were as careful as these folks. This is a classic where two reporters under the tutelage and watchful eye of their editor piece together Watergate.

May 24, 2018

“All the President’s Men,” is the Academy Award-winning film from 1976 that stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. This superb movie is based on the book of the same name written by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. It tells the dramatic true story of how Woodward (Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Hoffman) – investigate, uncover, and report the Watergate affair in 1972-1974.
Although “All the President’s Men” can be a bit slow moving at times, I find the film always tense, taut, and thrilling. I watch this film frequently, and never fail to become totally engrossed as Woodward and Bernstein slowly but surely unravel what became the single biggest political scandal in American history ( so far ). “All the President’s Men” is a good film, and should not be missed.

Feb 11, 2018

I was curious to see this movie after watching the post in the theater. compelling (appallingly true) story and acting, loved the low tech newsroom, corduroy suits, and other small details.

britprincess1ajax Aug 09, 2017

This film stands as proof of the need for accountability and how it is part of the role of journalists in society to question authority, find and protect trustworthy sources, and seek the truth. ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN stands out for having a certain charisma, not just for being about one of the most notorious political scandals in American history. Its style amplifies its substance. Dustin Hoffman plays the fast-talking, somewhat socially inept, near-ruthless Bernstein with a perfect mixture of hunger and hope. However, I feel it is Redford that really blows it out of the water. Redford as Woodward takes more time to play the social game, offering politesse during a time period of threats and door-slamming. I preferred Redford over Hoffman, but the duo offer that unique brand of acting that makes you feel like you're seeing something for the first time with each and every screening. They emanate journalistic integrity and a mutual love for uncovering the truth about Watergate that proves that a couple of guys and a typewriter can change the course of history for the better. I would recommend everyone to screen it at least once in their lifetime.

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britprincess1ajax Aug 09, 2017

"Just... follow the money."

britprincess1ajax Aug 09, 2017

"Forget the myths the media's created about the White House. The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."

britprincess1ajax Aug 09, 2017

"I don't know. You're implying that I should know. If you print that, our relationship will be terminated."
"Sir, we don't have a relationship."

britprincess1ajax Aug 09, 2017

"It would be nice if we were right."

britprincess1ajax Aug 09, 2017

"You've done worse than let [him] slip away: you've got people feeling sorry for him. I didn't think that was possible. In a conspiracy like this, you build from the outer edges and go step by step. If you shoot too high and miss, everybody feels more secure. You've put the investigation back months."

britprincess1ajax Aug 09, 2017

"Well, it's not that we're using nameless sources that bothers me. Or that everything we print, the White House denies. Or that no other papers are reprinting our stuff."
"What then?"
"Look, there are two thousand reporters in this town. Are there five on Watergate? When did the Washington Post suddenly get the monopoly on wisdom?"

britprincess1ajax Aug 09, 2017

"If you're gonna do it, do it right. If you're gonna hype it, hype it with the facts. I don't mind what you did. I mind the way you did it."

britprincess1ajax Aug 09, 2017

"I guess I don't have the taste for the jugular you guys have."

Mar 27, 2011

Carl Bernstein: Boy, that woman was paranoid! At one point I - I suddenly wondered how high up this thing goes, and her paranoia finally got to me, and I thought what we had was so hot that any minute CBS or NBC were going to come in through the windows and take the story away.
Bob Woodward: You're both paranoid. She's afraid of John Mitchell, and you're afraid of Walter Cronkite.

Mar 27, 2011

Harry Rosenfeld: Bernstein, why don't you finish one story before trying to get on another?
Carl Bernstein: I finished it.
Harry Rosenfeld: The Virginia legislature story?
Carl Bernstein: I finished it.
Harry Rosenfeld: All right, give it to me.
Carl Bernstein: I'm just polishing it.


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britprincess1ajax Aug 09, 2017

Other: Characters smoke throughout the film.

britprincess1ajax Aug 09, 2017

Coarse Language: A few cuss words are used periodically, but not in a glorifying manner. The term "rat-f**king" is used as the political jargon for double-crossing. There are 11 uses of the F-word, as well as a few milder cusswords


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Mar 27, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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Mar 27, 2011

Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.

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