All the President's Men

Continuity mistake: The scene in the film that follows Berstein's interview with the book-keeper, where he is getting all his notes on various bits of paper out of his pockets: there is a Life magazine on the desk in front of Woodward's typewriter. At the start of the shot where Berstein says: "Mitchell, she said something about Mitchell." the mag has gone, then it reappears and disappears randomly in the subsequent shots in this scene.

Continuity mistake: When Bernstein is talking with Colson's assistant, her hair is falling in front of her left shoulder, in the following close up shot it's behind.

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Continuity mistake: When they visit Sloan for the first time, Dustin Hoffman sits on the left side of the sofa up straight, then he's shown lying in the middle of the sofa, then sitting right up on the left corner again.

Continuity mistake: On the 2 occasions when Woodward's car comes down the ramp from the Paper's parking lot (with the same car double-parked in the lot), as they turn into the street, the same pedestrians are there both times.

Other mistake: The chronology of dates on the teletype printer at the end of the film are not in the correct order. We see "March 13, 1975" followed by "January 3, 1975", which is then followed by two August 1974 dates.

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Bob Woodward: Well, who is Charles Colson?
Harry Rosenfeld: The most powerful man in the United States is President Nixon. You've heard of him? Charles Colson is special counsel to the President. There's a cartoon on his wall. The caption reads, "When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow."

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Trivia: According to an interview with Robert Redford, filming was attempted in the actual Washington Post newsroom, but turned out to be impossible because many too many employees were aware of the camera, and some even tried to act. In fact, some employees would disappear and apply make up. They eventually had top spend almost $500,000 to recreate the newsroom on the studio lot.

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