LOW LEVEL COARSE LANGUAGE, MEDIUM LEVEL SEX SCENE
|Actors:||James Spader, Alan Arkin, Paul Giamatti, Claire Forlani|
James Spader stars as Daniel Ellsberg in this dramatic true-life account of the Harvard graduate and ex-Marine who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, exposing the truth about the U.S. involvement in Vietnam that eventually brought down a presidency. The film follows Ellsberg's evolution from his early days as a soldier to his position as military analyst for the Pentagon, where he discovers a 7000-page top-secret report documenting the government's deliberate misinformation about the Vietnam War. Ellsberg suffers through a moral turmoil as he comes to grips with the importance of the papers and debates whether or not to leak them to the New York Times, a move which could elevate him as a national hero--or have him tried for treason. Directed by Rod Holcomb, THE PENTAGON PAPERS is a thrilling, critically-acclaimed re-creation of a pivotal moment in American history when citizens confronted the possibility of deceit from their own government.