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The Pentagon Papers (2003)
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The Pentagon Papers (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the New York Times and Washington Post. The documents in question would eventually become famous as the Pentagon Papers, which revealed the true reasons for U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: vietnam war, politics, anti war, whistleblower, war, military, heroes, soldier, fighting the system, life is a bitch, rebellion, political conspiracy, society, political corruption, campaign, dishonesty, introspection, head of state, idealism, state affairs, uncover truth, workplace situations
Place: vietnam, new york, usa, asia

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Journey from the Fall (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, sincere, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, california
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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
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Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
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Place: usa, asia, montana, vietnam
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88%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, serious
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Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
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Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 116 min.
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Duration: 111 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, cynical, clever, talky
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Duration: 135 min.
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73%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious
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