The Pentagon Papers (film)

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The Pentagon Papers
Written byJason Horwich
Directed byRod Holcomb
StarringJames Spader
Claire Forlani
Paul Giamatti
Alan Arkin
Theme music composerNormand Corbeil
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Joshua D. Maurer
CinematographyMichael Mayers
Editor(s)Christopher Nelson
Running time92 minutes
Production company(s)City Entertainment
FX Originals
Paramount Television
DistributorParamount Pictures
CBS Television Distribution
Original networkFX
Original releaseSeptember 3, 2003 (2003-09-03)

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.


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