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A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meryl Streep ... Kay Graham
Tom Hanks ... Ben Bradlee
Sarah Paulson ... Tony Bradlee
Bob Odenkirk ... Ben Bagdikian
Tracy Letts ... Fritz Beebe
Bradley Whitford ... Arthur Parsons
Bruce Greenwood ... Robert McNamara
Matthew Rhys ... Daniel Ellsberg
Alison Brie ... Lally Graham
Carrie Coon ... Meg Greenfield
Jesse Plemons ... Roger Clark
David Cross ... Howard Simons
Zach Woods ... Anthony Essaye
Pat Healy ... Phil Geyelin
John Rue ... Gene Patterson
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Storyline

When American military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realizes to his disgust the depths of the US government's deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers. Later, Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, is still adjusting to taking over her late husband's business when editor Ben Bradlee discovers the New York Times has scooped them with an explosive expose on those papers. Determined to compete, Post reporters find Ellsberg himself and a complete copy of those papers. However, the Post's plans to publish their findings are put in jeopardy with a Federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for Contempt. Now, Kay Graham must decide whether to back down for the safety of her paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press. In doing so, Graham and her staff join a fight that would have America's democratic ideals in the balance. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines:

Truth be told


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Post: Los oscuros secretos del Pentágono See more »

Filming Locations:

White Plains, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$526,011, 24 December 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$81,903,458, 17 May 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,496,433, 6 May 2018
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In scenes involving the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg's original documents were used as props, including the pages that were scattered over the floor of Benjamin C. Bradlee (Tom Hanks') home. See more »

Goofs

When the Post's team is sorting out the McNamara papers at Ben's house, one of them has a cigarette in his mouth and when cut, it suddenly moves to his hand. (1:05:06) See more »

Quotes

Kay Graham: Do you know what my husband said about the news? He called it the first rough draft of history.
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox logo is shown, but we do not hear the usual fanfare. Instead, we just hear the sound effects of the action in Vietnam which leads into the first scene of the film. See more »

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Green River
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Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Not perfect, but polished and pretty darn great
11 February 2018 | by cliftonofunSee all my reviews

I'm a sucker for any movie that involves close-ups of newspapers being printed, but this story was particularly well told - as polished as you would expect from Spielberg, Streep, Hanks and co. It was funny and enthralling and just plain solid storytelling. In fact, Spielberg even managed to tone back his over-the-top-ness. There are few moments where odes of love to the press could be more important. So while there are flaws here (in pacing and in storytelling devices), this is as entertaining and informative of a Saturday night as you could ask for.


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