The Post

  • Release Date: January 12, 2018
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Producer(s): Amy Pascal, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg
  • Writer(s): Liz Hannah, Josh Singer
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Length: 1h 55m | Classification: G
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Based on true events, The Post documents a time when The Washington Post publisher Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) and her driven editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) worked to expose the government's true reason for involving itself in the Vietnam War, which was explained via the controversial Pentagon Papers.

Kay and Ben's work highlights that journalists are often at odds with some of the highest officials in government, especially when it's learned that four U.S. presidential administrations (Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson) misled the American public over why the U.S. was really in Vietnam.


Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Jesse Plemons, Michael Stuhlbarg, Zach Woods
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