It helps to have one of history's greatest scoops as your factual inspiration, but journalism thrillers just don't get any better than All the President's Men
. Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford are perfectly matched as (respectively) Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, whose investigation into the Watergate scandal set the stage for President Richard Nixon's eventual resignation. Their bestselling exposé
was brilliantly adapted by screenwriter William Goldman, and director Alan Pakula crafted the film into one of the most intelligent and involving of the 1970s paranoid thrillers. Featuring Jason Robards in his Oscar-winning role as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, All the President's Men
is the film against which all other journalism movies must be measured. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
The scandal that brought down President Nixon gets the Hollywood treatment in this all-star political thriller. Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) and Bob Woodward (Robert Redford), aided by the White House mole 'Deep Throat', thwart Nixon's attempted cover up after his agents are caught breaking in to the Watergate complex. Jason Robards won an Oscar for his portrayal of the Post's editor, whilst William Goldman picked up the coveted statuette for his screenplay.