The Most Dangerous Man in America

The Most Dangerous Man in America

Director: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith Cast: Daniel Ellsberg, Patricia Marx Ellsberg
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The Most Dangerous Man in America

In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a top military strategist working for the RAND Corporation, leaked a 7,000 page document known as the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times. Disenchanted with the nation's conduct in Vietnam, Ellsberg believed the release of the top secret paper -- which outlined the "secret history" of the war -- was crucial to educating the public about the government's lies and misdeeds. This documentary chronicles the media and political frenzy that Ellsberg unleashed, and traces the effect of the leak on public perception of both the war and the White House. ~ Carly Wray

Product Details

Release Date: 07/20/2010
UPC: 0720229914383
Original Release: 2009
Rating: NR
Source: First Run Features
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:34:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Nixon tapes (audio highlightings from the oval office); Woody Harrelson & Naomi Wolf on Ellsberg

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Ellsberg Narrator
Patricia Marx Ellsberg Participant
Richard Falk Participant
Thomas Schelling Participant
Thomas Oliphant Participant
Mort Halperin Participant
Janaki Natajaran Tschannerl Participant
Randy Kehler Participant
Anthony Russo Participant
Robert Ellsberg Participant
Pete McCloskey Participant
Howard Zinn Participant
Hedrick Smith Participant
Max Frankel Participant
James Goodale Actor
Ben Bagdikian Participant
Mike Gravel Participant
Anne Beeson Participant
John Dean Participant
Egil "Bud" Krogh Actor
Leonard Weinglass Participant
Lawrence Lerew Narrator
Michael Chandler Narrator
Judith Ehrlich Narrator
Rick Goldsmith Narrator

Technical Credits
Judith Ehrlich Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Rick Goldsmith Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Lynn Adler Associate Producer
Michael Chandler Editor,Screenwriter
Jodie Evans Executive Producer
Jo Sally Fifer Executive Producer
Vicente Franco Cinematographer
Dan Krauss Cinematographer
James LeBrecht Sound/Sound Designer
Lawrence Lerew Editor,Screenwriter
Blake Leyh Score Composer
Eli Noyes Animator

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
1. Gulf of Tonkin [7:19]
2. "I Need Blood!" [5:57]
3. Vietnam, 1965 [7:49]
4. Asleep at the Wheel [6:08]
5. Secrets [5:47]
6. "My Life Split In Two" [4:50]
7. Tony Russo [4:49]
8. Xeroxing [4:23]
9. The Leak [4:42]
10. The New York Times [5:38]
11. Pentagon Papers Revealed [4:58]
12. Senator Mike Gravel [5:14]
13. "Wouldn't You Go to Prison?" [4:04]
14. Nixon and His Plumbers [5:11]
15. No One Is Listening [4:50]
16. The Trial [3:59]
17. Aftermath [4:35]
18. End Credits [3:19]

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