Mr. Hoover & I Poster

Release Date: 1990

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
In this documentary, director Emile de Antonio attempts to debunk the illusion of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as a stalwart upholder of American principles. The filmmaker examines the often ridiculous contents of Hoover's secret files and shares his own anecdotal experiences as a target himself. Instead of a hero of liberty, Hoover is revealed as a man drunk with power and obsessed with denying basic rights to American citizens who were unlucky enough to fall victim to his private crusade.

Director: Emile de Antonio

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: New York City, 1950s, 1970s, Office, 1930s, 1940s, Transformation, 1960s, Brooding, 1990s, Fascinating