The Pentagon Papers (film)

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The Pentagon Papers
Genre Drama
Written by Jason Horwich
Directed by Rod Holcomb
Starring James Spader
Claire Forlani
Paul Giamatti
Alan Arkin
Theme music composer Normand Corbeil
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Joshua D. Maurer
Cinematography Michael Mayers
Editor(s) Christopher Nelson
Running time 92 minutes
Production company(s) City Entertainment
FX Originals
Paramount Television
Distributor Paramount Pictures
CBS Television Distribution
Original network FX
Original release September 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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