All The President's Men

All The President's Men

Synopsis

All the President's Men is the third installment of what informally came to be known as Pakula's "paranoia trilogy". In the early 1970s, the Watergate scandal rocked the American administration to its foundations. Two investigative journalists, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, uncovered a conspiracy to cover up abuses of power leading all the way to the White House. In the final scene, set on January 20, 1973, Bernstein and Woodward type out the full story, with the TV in their office showing Nixon taking the Oath of Office, for his second term as President of the United States, in the foreground. A montage of Watergate-related teletype headlines from the following years is shown, ending with Nixon's resignation.

Technical Specs

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Year: 1976
Duration: 133 min