The Post

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2017 | PG-13 | Drama True Story

A drama about the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971. more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, December 22, 2017
Friday, January 12, 2018

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On DVD & Blu-ray Estimated; not official

April 2018

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Steven Spielberg


Liz Hannah
Josh Singer


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PG-13 for language and brief war violence

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In June 1971, The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents. At the time, the Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep) was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper. Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.
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Also Known As
  • Pentagon Papers
  • The Post
  • Untitled Steven Spielberg
  • The Papers
Shooting Locations
  • Monday, May 29 2017: New York City, New York, United States

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