All the Presidents Men

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1970 to 1979, Mystery, AFI 100 (2007), Drama, Historical, Thriller, Conspiracy thriller

Brief Synopsis: "In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of names and addresses of Republican fund organizers on the accused further arouses his suspicions. The editor of the Post is prepared to run with the story and assigns Woodward and Carl Bernstein to it. They find the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party, and eventually into the White House itself."

Overall Ranking: 62 (Rank from 1976: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 87.5%
Regular 12.5%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97(full review)
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Lisa Marie Bowman90(full review)
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
Bryan Lienesch84 - Successfully captures a terific story and throws it on film.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 6
Thomas Pollock78(full review)

People Involved

  • Dustin Hoffman (Carl Bernstein)
  • Robert Redford (Bob Woodward)
  • Jack Warden (Harry M. Rosenfeld)
  • Martin Balsam (Howard Simons)
  • Hal Holbrook (Deep Throat)
  • Jane Alexander (Judy Hoback)
  • Meredith Baxter (Debbie Sloan)
  • Ned Beatty (Martin Dardis)
  • Jason Robards (Ben Bradlee)
  • Stephen Collins (Hugh W. Sloan, Jr.)
  • Penny Fuller (Sally Aiken)
  • John McMartin (Scott)
  • Robert Walden (Donald H. Segretti)
  • David Arkin (Eugene Bachinski)
  • Henry Calvert (Bernard L. Barker)
  • Nicolas Coster (Markham)
  • Richard Herd (James W. McCord, Jr.)
  • Frank Latimore (Judge)
  • Alan J. Pakula (Director)