All the President's Men

Part of our Impeach the President: Watergate on Film series

Greg Proops (one of the most mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth) records the latest episode of his monthly Film Club podcast live — and then it’s time for All the President’s Men.

Greg sez: The crowning achievement of Alan J. Pakula’s Paranoid trilogy (Klute, Parallax View). Two sexy reporters, (Robert Redford and his groovy 70’s hair and Dustin Hoffman playing it low-key with a mullet ) are thrown together by their gruff-but-lovable editor, (the gruff-but-lovable Jason Robards) to uncover mayhem, skullduggery, and corruption at the Imperial Nixon White House. Hellbent on the scoop, they press and lie and wheedle and have furtive secret meetings with anonymous sources played by a dazzling array of character actors in parlors and car parks. All evidence leads to one conclusion: the President is a spying, duplicitous, maniac surrounded by corrupt henchman. No one will be seated till someone is impeached.

Dir. Alan J. Pakula, 1976, 35mm, 138 min.

Watch the Cinefamily original trailer