The story of the late J. Edgar Hoover, who was head of the FBI from 1924-1972. The film follows Hoover from his racket-busting days through his reign under eight U.S. presidents.
The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to hostesses. He had something on 58 million people. It was all in his files. Now you can see how he used it.
Did You Know?
According to Larry Cohen
(in a 1997 interview with Creative Screenwriting Magazine), the insurance company refused coverage for actor Dan Dailey
. Knowing that this would make it difficult for Dailey to get insured on future projects, virtually guaranteeing an end to his acting career, Cohen canceled the insurance coverage on the entire cast. In this way the application for Dailey's insurance was torn up and there was no record of his having been denied coverage. It also meant that Cohen and the production was vulnerable if any of the older cast members died or became incapacitated before shooting ended, but Cohen felt the risk was worth it for the sake of Dailey's career. As it turned out, Dailey broke his hip shortly after production ended and died 10 months after the film was released. This was his final film. See more
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