J. Edgar Hoover (film)

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J. Edgar Hoover
Genre Drama
Based on The Bureau: My 30 Years in Hoover's FBI
by William C. Sullivan & William S. Brown
Written by Robert L. Collins
Directed by Robert L. Collins
Starring Joe Regalbuto
Walker Edmiston
John McLiam
Theme music composer J. Peter Robinson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Bill Finnegan
Patricia Finnegan
Sheldon Pinchuk
Producer(s) Robert L. Collins
Scott Winant (co-producer)
Christina Hornisher (associate producer)
E. Darrell Hallenbeck (supervising producer)
Cinematography Tim Suhrstedt
Editor(s) Patrick Kennedy
Running time 108 min.
Production company(s) Finnegan/Pinchuk Productions
RLC Productions
Showtime Networks
Distributor Showtime Networks
Original network Showtime
Original release January 11, 1987

J. Edgar Hoover is a 1987 made-for-television biopic starring Treat Williams as the eponymous J. Edgar Hoover, the long-serving (1924 - 1972) Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The film is based on the book The Bureau: My 30 Years in Hoover's FBI by William C. Sullivan and William S. Brown and dramatises key points in Hoover's life between the time he joined the U.S. Justice Department in 1919 and his death in May 1972.



  • Robert E. Collins - Director
  • J. Peter Robinson - Composer (Music Score)
  • Patrick Kennedy - Editor
  • Ward Preston - Production Designer

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