Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)
  • In Theaters: September 29, 2017
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language
  • Genres: Biography | Drama | History | Thriller
  • Run Time: 1 Hour 43 Minutes
  • Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics, Endurance Media, MadRiver Pictures, Playtone
  • Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Marton Csokas, Ike Barinholtz, Tony Goldwyn, Bruce Greenwood, Michael C. Hall, Brian d'Arcy James
  • Directors: Peter Landesman
  • Writer: Peter Landesman
The movie opens during Richard Nixon’s first term, as an angry crowd is protesting outside the White House and angry staff members near the Oval Office are asking, “Why aren’t we arresting anybody?” The sense of being under siege is palpable. Felt has been called in to speak with White House counsel John Dean (Michael C. Hall). It is a delicate, indirect, but pointed exchange to test Felt’s loyalties. “We know you to be a friend of this administration,” Dean says, “and we like to see our friends get what they deserve.” Felt responds with his own indirect but very clear statement. He coolly makes sure Dean understands that the FBI knows pretty much everything about everyone, but “all your secrets are safe with us.”

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