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Washington: Behind Closed Doors 

The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men, with whom he surrounds himself, in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.

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David W. Rintels
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Cliff Robertson ...  William Martin 6 episodes, 1977
Jason Robards ...  President Richard Monckton 6 episodes, 1977
Stefanie Powers ...  Sally Whalen 6 episodes, 1977
Robert Vaughn ...  Frank Flaherty 6 episodes, 1977
Lois Nettleton ...  Linda Martin 6 episodes, 1977
Barry Nelson ...  Bob Bailey 6 episodes, 1977
Harold Gould ...  Carl Tessler 6 episodes, 1977
Tony Bill ...  Adam Gardiner 6 episodes, 1977
Andy Griffith ...  Esker Scott Anderson 6 episodes, 1977
John Houseman ...  Myron Dunn 6 episodes, 1977
David Selby ...  Roger Castle 6 episodes, 1977
Meg Foster ...  Jennie Jamison 6 episodes, 1977
Peter Coffield Peter Coffield ...  Eli McGinn 6 episodes, 1977
Frances Lee McCain ...  Paula Stoner Gardiner 6 episodes, 1977
Barry Primus ...  Joe Wisnovsky 6 episodes, 1977
Diana Ewing ...  Kathy Ferris 6 episodes, 1977
Lara Parker ...  Wanda Elliott 6 episodes, 1977
John Lehne John Lehne ...  Tucker Tallford 6 episodes, 1977
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Simon Cappell 6 episodes, 1977
Nicholas Pryor ...  Hank Ferris 6 episodes, 1977
Frank Marth ...  Lawrence Allison 5 episodes, 1977
Thayer David ...  Elmer Morse 4 episodes, 1977
George Gaynes ...  Brewster Perry 4 episodes, 1977
Phillip R. Allen ...  Walter Tulloch 4 episodes, 1977
Joseph Hacker ...  Jimmy Bird 4 episodes, 1977
June Dayton ...  Mrs. Monckton 4 episodes, 1977
Jean Howell Jean Howell ...  Dorothy Kemp 4 episodes, 1977
Linden Chiles ...  Jack Atherton 3 episodes, 1977
Skip Homeier ...  Lars Haglund 3 episodes, 1977
Borah Silver Borah Silver ...  Burt Saraceni 3 episodes, 1977
John Randolph ...  Bennett Lowman 2 episodes, 1977
Joseph Sirola ...  Ozymandias 2 episodes, 1977
Madison Arnold ...  Harvey Bass 2 episodes, 1977
James Ray James Ray ...  Al Donnally / ... 2 episodes, 1977
Richard Gates Richard Gates ...  Bernie Tibbetts / ... 2 episodes, 1977
Bonnie Bartlett ...  Joan Bailey / ... 2 episodes, 1977
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The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men, with whom he surrounds himself, in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

6 September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Washington - Hinter verschlossenen Türen See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Vaughn won an Emmy for playing Frank Flaherty. In his acceptance speech, he thanked Director Gary Nelson for directing twelve and a half hours of television "by himself". See more »

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Referenced in Escape to Athena: Cast and Crew Interviews (1978) See more »

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Classic piece of political drama
26 April 2007 | by dazfiddySee all my reviews

I saw this mini series in 1994, when the BBC was running a series of programmes to mark the twentieth anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation.

This may be fiction,but it's all thinly disguised in the same way that "Primary Colors" is.

It is amazing. Jason Robards is great as Monckton, the Nixon-type President.A mass of contradictions:arrogant,ruthless, devious and yet eager to make history.Cliff Robertson plays a CIA director who realises that this type of President in the Oval Office is a danger to democracy.There is a great role for Robert Vaughn as the Haldeman figure.This is a far cry from The West Wing and Commander in Chief.This is a White House staffed by men who are utterly ruthless in the pursuit of power.Idealism does not exist in this world,only cynicism.Spying on so-called enemies is standard procedure.

If you've read "All the President's Men" or "The Final Days", then you will recognise the characters being portrayed.

Would love to get a copy on DVD.


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