The Private Files Of J. Edgar Hoover

  • 1978
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Biography

In a chronologically sweeping film that tries to show too much of the half-century of Hoover's reign as head of the FBI, writer-producer-director Cohen produces a sometimes fascinating but thoroughly sensational picture. Crawford, who bears some resemblance to the swarthy, corpulent Hoover, fist-thumps his way through his fight with the Kennedy brothers...read more

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00:53 — Seamy but entertaining account of the skeletons in the FBI founder's life. A zesty cast of veterans add spice to the scandalous and irresponsible dish (more…)

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  • Released: 1978
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: In a chronologically sweeping film that tries to show too much of the half-century of Hoover's reign as head of the FBI, writer-producer-director Cohen produces a sometimes fascinating but thoroughly sensational picture. Crawford, who bears some resemblanc… (more)

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