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The story of Daniel Ellsberg, a high-ranking Pentagon official who, in his effort to preserve American democracy, leaks top-secret Defense Department documents to the media. Stars James Spader, Alan Arkin and Paul Giamatti.
Expose a nation's treachery...or protect it as a matter of national security? It's the dilemma facing Daniel Ellsberg (James Spader) when he stumbles across "The Pentagon Papers." Based on a true story, this compelling film traces the story of Ellsberg, an ambitious, Harvard-educated ex-Marine assigned to the top position at the Pentagon. As an analyst assigned to monitor the information coming out of Vietnam, Ellsberg is shocked to discover a 7,000-page, top-secret report that reveals the true extent of America's clandestine involvement in the conflict. And his decision to expose the stunning truth behind the government's active participation will either label him as national hero...or a seditious renegade, intent on damaging the nation's security and best interests. "The Pentagon Papers" is a powerful political drama, hailed by critics. Also starring Emmy Award-nominee Alan Arkin.
I love James Spader and like everything he does, this movie is great! It's based on a true story and he does a great job in this dramatic role.Published 4 months ago by Jennifer DeBord
It was interesting to be reminded of what went on during the Watergate period. I'm still not convinced that it wasn't a little slanted, however.Published 7 months ago by Bunnylulu
I was pleased at how honest the key charcters were in sticking to the powerful truth of the story. We would all do well to watch this and remember the blatant arogance of those... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bradley G. Mastin
This is an exceptional and very important film. It tells how Daniel Ellsberg came to find the REAL story behind our country's involvement in Viet Nam. Read morePublished 12 months ago by SEB-East
One of the best stories about the strange goings-on in Washington, DC. There are people in this world who stand up for what they believe, and they inspire the rest of us to try to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joann C. Supulski
This little gem is well worth watching for the history, the political misinformation to the public, the blunders, the typical behind closed doors attitude where the reason for... Read morePublished 12 months ago by RICHARD