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The Post (2017)

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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.

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How 'The Post' Hit a Challenging Deadline

Did you know that The Post was completed in under a year? Bob Odenkirk and his fellow castmates reveal what they learned from Steven Spielberg as he sped through this production.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »
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When American military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realizes to his disgust the depths of the US government's deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers. Later, Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, is still adjusting to taking over her late husband's business when editor Ben Bradlee discovers the New York Times has scooped them with an explosive expose on those papers. Determined to compete, Post reporters find Ellsberg himself and a complete copy of those papers. However, the Post's plans to publish their findings are put in jeopardy with a Federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for Contempt. Now, Kay Graham must decide whether to back down for the safety of her paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press. In doing so, Graham and her staff join a fight that would have America's democratic ideals in the balance. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for language and brief war violence | See all certifications »

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12 January 2018 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$526,011, 24 December 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,763,616, 22 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,663,616, 22 January 2018
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Trivia

David Cross and Bob Odenkirk have worked together on various projects before, most famously the sketch comedy series Mr Show with Bob and David (1995-1998). See more »

Goofs

The composing room of The Washington Post where the type was set with Linotype machines was located on the fourth floor of the building on L Street. The room was brightly lit like the newsroom. It was not the dark basement-like setting depicted in the film. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Ellsberg: Wouldn't you go to prison to stop this war?
Ben Bagdikian: Theoretically, sure.
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At the very end of the credits, it says, "For Nora Ephron." See more »

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The Truth Hurts
13 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Which is why this movie is so controversial almost fifty years after the fact, and why you see so many reviews express hostility to the real life "Washington Post" rather than addressing the merits of the story, the acting, the message, etc. My wife and I lived through the Nixon years in Washington, and the story so well told here is of determined and fearless professionals unafraid to challenge assaults on our liberties. As with "Spotlight," who knew you could milk so much drama out of folks typing madly away or pawing through stacks of paper? Or that the mighty vibration of a huge printing press starting up could be so moving? Despite nits, this story rings true on so many levels, emotional, dramatic, personal, historical, and I can think of lots worse ways for modern audiences to get an advanced education on the role of a Free press in a democracy.


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