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.
Tom Hanks has a connection with both of the film's main characters' real-life individuals. Hanks actually personally knew Ben Bradlee (who Hanks portrays in the film), and he met Kay Graham (who Meryl Streep portrays in the film) the day before she ... ...
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 song "Green River" by Creedence Clearwater Revival plays in the opening scene set in Vietnam. The scene is meant to take place in 1966 (as captioned at the start of the film). However, "Green River" was not released until 1969.
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.
$19,361,968 (USA) (14 January 2018)
$45,763,616 (USA) (22 January 2018)
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