The Final Days (1989 film)

The Final Days is a 1989 television movie adaptation of the book written by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. The movie is directed by Richard Pearce and follows the events in the Nixon White House after the Washington Post's Watergate revelations.

The Final Days
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Written byBook:
  Bob Woodward
  Carl Bernstein
  Hugh Whitemore
Directed byRichard Pearce
StarringLane Smith
Richard Kiley
Music byCliff Eidelman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerStuart Samuels
ProducerRichard L. O'Connor
CinematographyFred Murphy
EditorBill Yahraus
Running time150 minutes
Production companyMulticom Entertainment Group (MEG)
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseOctober 29, 1989 (1989-10-29)


J. Fred Buzhardt inadvertently reveals the existence of a taping system to the Watergate Committee minority counsel. After the committee's majority counsel discovers the information, Alexander Butterfield is interviewed and confirms the taping system's existence.

Four days after the Yom Kippur War, Ted Agnew resigns. Nixon turns over the tapes after the resignations of Elliot Richardson and William Ruckelshaus.

Later at his Key Biscayne home, Nixon holds his "I'm not a crook" press conference. St. Clair is hired as Nixon's defense lawyer.

Featured castEdit

Actor Role
Theodore Bikel Henry Kissinger
Susan Brown Pat Nixon
Ed Flanders Leonard Garment
Richard Kiley J. Fred Buzhardt
Jeff Perry Committee Investigator
James Sikking Elliot Richardson
Gary Sinise Richard Ben-Veniste
Lane Smith Richard Nixon
David Ogden Stiers Alexander Haig
Paul Yeuell Stephen Bull
Boris Sichkin Leonid Brezhnev

Awards and nominationsEdit

1990 Casting Society of America (Artios)Edit

1990 Emmy AwardsEdit

1990 Golden Globe AwardsEdit

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