All the president’s men (1976)

»We haven’t had any luck yet.«
»Get some.«

Any hungry political journalist’s ultimate wet dream; to expose the shady affairs of the mightiest man in the world.

Devoid of action, violence, sex, love, family life, or special effects, this understated political thriller instead focuses doggedly on the tedious footwork of dedicated newspapermen; talking, making notes, calling on the phone, reading, thinking. The pre-digital digging needed to connect the sordid dots seems both simpler and more complicated than it would have been today.

Very unusual. A top contender in my book of smart suspense, even if it is probably a bit hard to fully grasp without prior knowledge of the real events.

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