PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Benjamin Bradlee (Tom Hanks character) in real life had a son named Ben Bradlee Junior who is depicted in the film Spotlight (played by John Slattery). The film is based on the true story about about the Boston Globe newspaper uncovering a major ... ...
So, can I ask you a hypothetical question?
Kay Graham: Oh, dear. I don't like hypothetical questions.
Ben Bradlee: Well, I don't think you're gonna like the real one, either.
Kay Graham: Do you have the Papers?
Ben Bradlee: Not yet.
The US Capitol is shown in the distance in an exterior scene of The Washington Post building. At the time of the Pentagon Papers the Washington Post building was located at 1515 L Street, 15 blocks north and west of the Capitol, making such a view impossible.
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.
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