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.

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The Pentagon Papers (2003)

Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 28m

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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.

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Cast
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Paul Giamatti

Anthony Russo
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Alan Arkin

Harry Rowen
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Kenneth Welsh

John McNaughon
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Maria del Mar

Carol Ellsberg
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Sean McCann

John Mitchell
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James Downing

H.R. Haldeman
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Richard Fitzpatrick

John Ehrlichman
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Jonas Chernick

Neil Sheehan
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Amy Price-Francis

Jan Butler
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Aaron Ashmore

Randy Kehler
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George R. Robertson

Senator Fulbright (as George Robertson)
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Robert Seeliger

FBI Agent
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Roland Rothchild

FBI Agent
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Damir Andrei

Leonard Boodin
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Carl Marotte

Charles Nesson
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David Fox

Judge W. Matthew Bryne
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Neville Edwards

Bailif
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Matt Cooke

Rand Employee
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Jonathan Higgins

Army Officer at Rand
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Owen Rilan

Cororra
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Sharon McFarlane

Charlotte
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Daneen Boone

Blonde at Russo's
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Judah Katz

District Attorney
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Bruce Gooch

Supreme Court Marshal
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Mark Benesh

Leonard Compson III
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Martin Roach

Sgt. Watson
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Troy Blendell

Marine Radio Man
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Amy Troung

Vietnamese Woman
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Kris Saric

Marine Captain in Bar
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Derek Murchie

Air Force Officer in Bar
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Hannah Lochner

Young Mary Ellsberg
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Hayley Lochner

Mary Ellsberg
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Michael Cameron

Young Robert Ellsberg
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Adam Butcher

Robert Ellsberg
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Julio Benitez Guardiola

The Plumbers
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Carlos Mellado

The Plumbers
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Manuel Angel Torres

The Plumbers
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John Connolly

The Plumbers
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Brandon Barré

Patricia's boyfriend
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Richard Blackburn

New York Times Editor
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John Blackwood

TV Journalist
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Michael Spencer-Davis

News Reporter
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David Lyle

News Reporter
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William Perkins

Air Force Lieutenant
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Michael Stevens

Russo's Long-Haired Lawyer #1
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James Spader

Daniel Ellsberg
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Claire Forlani

Patricia Marx
Crew
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Rod Holcomb

Director
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The Pentagon Papers

(DVD)

2/17/2004

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