The Pentagon Papers (film)

The Pentagon Papers is a 2003 historical television film about Daniel Ellsberg and the events leading up to the publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. The film, which aired on FX, documents Ellsberg's life starting with his work for RAND Corporation and ending with the day on which the judge declared a mistrial in Ellsberg's espionage case. The film was directed by Rod Holcomb and executive produced by Joshua D. Maurer, and stars James Spader as Ellsberg. The cast also includes Claire Forlani, Alan Arkin, and Paul Giamatti.

The Pentagon Papers
Written byJason Horwich
Directed byRod Holcomb
StarringJames Spader
Claire Forlani
Paul Giamatti
Alan Arkin
Music byNormand Corbeil
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerJoshua D. Maurer
CinematographyMichael Mayers
EditorChristopher Nelson
Running time92 minutes
Production companiesCity Entertainment
FX Originals
Paramount Television
DistributorParamount Pictures
CBS Television Distribution
Original networkFX
Original releaseSeptember 3, 2003 (2003-09-03)


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External linksEdit

  • Ellsberg, Daniel (March 11, 2003). "My Thoughts on The Pentagon Papers Movie".
  • The Pentagon Papers at IMDb
  • The Pentagon Papers at Rotten Tomatoes