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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

Liam Neeson temporarily sidelines his action man screen persona to play notorious informant Deep Throat, who helped to expose the truth about the Watergate scandal, in writer-director Peter Landesman's drama, which is pieced together from documents and interviews with insiders. J Edgar Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), dies as President Richard Nixon faces uncomfortable questions about corruption. In his role as assistant director of the FBI, Mark Felt (Neeson) ensures Hoover's private files are destroyed before the administration can appropriate them. Controversially, trusted Nixon aide L Patrick Gray (Marton Csokas) is promoted to acting director of the FBI and he issues the order from the Oval Office to abandon the investigation into a burglary at the Watergate office of the Democratic National Committee. Felt has always followed the rules and he carefully applies pressure through other channels to keep the investigation open. When the softly, softly approach fails to achieve the desired outcome, Felt risks everything, including his marriage to wife Audrey (Diane Lane), to speak to journalist Bob Woodward (Julian Morris) and alter the course of history.