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The Post (2017)

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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:
... Kay Graham
... Ben Bradlee
... Tony Bradlee
... Ben Bagdikian
... Fritz Beebe
... Arthur Parsons
... Robert McNamara
... Daniel Ellsberg
... Lally Graham
... Meg Greenfield
... Roger Clark
... Howard Simons
... Anthony Essaye
... Phil Geyelin
... 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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Rated PG-13 for language and brief war violence | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

In The Money Pit (1986), Tom Hanks plays entertainment attorney Walter Fielding, one of whose clients is a band called 'Cheap Girls'. Their leader, played by Leslie West tells Walter that they want to change the band's name to 'Meryl Streep'. See more »

Goofs

In several scenes, NY Times' Abe Rosenthal has visible lines showing along his forehead and hairline where the wig was glued down causing the skin to ripple and crease around it. The hairlines of the wigs on several other characters are also quite noticeable and distracting at times. See more »

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Kay Graham: [to Robert McNamara] I'm here asking your advice, Bob, not your permission.
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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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References Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »

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On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Written by Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner
Performed by Peter Duchin
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Right From the Assembly Line of p.c.-Wonderland
9 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Steven Spielberg's addition to the mass products of movies done lately. The "important" theme: showing us how important women are to society.

Like Battle of the Sexes the movie does not hurt but entertainment is not its strongest point. Some people read the Bible, some watch such kinds of movies.

Anyway, I am not a friend of rating movies because of their "message". If I have an important message and nothing else to tell (story etc.) I write an essay or something like that. Apocalypse Now is an outstanding movie and it got a message but even without any message the movie would be outstanding and entertaining (acting, cinematography, soundtrack, directing). The Post did not entertain me very much. Everything (acting, directing, production etc.) is mediocre, done for the right cause but without much care. And the so-called message, well, yawn... I mean, common, if someone is convinced that women are less "important" than men, this movie won't change his (or her) mind, and more likely, he or she won't watch such a movie at all.

Well, The Post is no disaster and I guess it may even be good for people who need their daily dose of p.c.-speech to have a good nights sleep. Verdict: a mediocre output and just a jump on the on full steam running p.c.-train. How boring.


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