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The most dangerous man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers - John Dean, Daniel Ellsberg, Patricia Ellsberg, Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith

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In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world. Hailed as a hero, vilified as a traitor, and ostracised by even his closest colleagues, Ellsberg risks life in prison to stop a war he helped plan.

This riveting story of one man's profound change of heart is also a piercing look at the world of government secrecy as revealed by the ultimate insider. Marked by a landmark battle between America's greatest newspapers and its president - that goes to the Supreme Court - this political thriller unravels a saga that leads directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film documentary politics USA White House President Nixon Vietnam War Pentagon strategist leak

Persons of interest

  • John Dean .... Himself
  • Daniel Ellsberg .... Himself
  • Patricia Ellsberg .... Herself
  • Max Frankel .... Himself
  • Bud Krogh .... Himself
  • Tony Russo .... Himself
  • Hedrick Smith .... Himself
  • Michael Chandler .... Screenwriter
  • Judith Ehrlich .... Screenwriter
  • Rick Goldsmith .... Screenwriter
  • Lawrence Lerew .... Screenwriter
  • Judith Ehrlich .... Director
  • Rick Goldsmith .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The documentary, politics movie The most dangerous man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers is directed by Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith and stars John Dean, Daniel Ellsberg, Patricia Ellsberg.

Government security censorship classification

PG (Mild themes and coarse language)

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94 minutes (1:34 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 8 April 2010

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