Citizen Cohn Poster

Release Date: 1992

DVD Release Date: July 10th, 2001

R|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
As lawyer Roy Cohn (James Woods) rests in his hospital room, ravaged by the effects of AIDS, he thinks back on his life. Cohn was very instrumental in the success of Senator Joseph McCarthy's (Joe Don Baker) investigations into communist activity in the United States. However, despite Cohn's powerful, intimidating tactics and his influence with such figures as J. Edgar Hoover (Pat Hingle), he had his own secret: homosexuality. Cohn tries to come to terms with those he has affected and himself.

Cast: James Woods, Joe Don Baker, Lee Grant, Joseph Bologna, Ed Flanders, Frederic Forrest, Pat Hingle, John McMartin

Director: Frank Pierson

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Witty, 1950s, Hospital, Mother, 1980s, 1940s, Rise, 1930s, New York City, Temptation


Nominated Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television