The Pentagon Papers Poster

Release Date: 2003

DVD Release Date: February 17th, 2004

R|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Daniel Ellsberg (James Spader) works for a think tank, analyzing data about the escalating Vietnam War, which he ardently supports. Visiting Saigon, he discovers that the situation is more dire than he had been led to believe. Back in Washington, D.C., he gains access to documents detailing the U.S. government's intent to deceive the public about the war's progress. With help from his wife, Patricia (Claire Forlani), and friend Anthony Russo (Paul Giamatti), he leaks the papers to the press.

Cast: James Spader, Claire Forlani, Paul Giamatti, Alan Arkin

Director: Rod Holcomb

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Columbia

Keywords: Temptation, Sacrifice, Friend, Wife, Office, Gripping, 1970s, 1960s, Transformation, Tense


Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie