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The Man(1972)

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Brief Synopsis

The US Vice President has recently died, without yet being replaced, when the President is killed in a building collapse. The President pro tempore of the Senate declines to assume the Presidency because of his own age and ill health. Speaker of the House Douglas Dilman (James Earl Jones) suddenly becomes the first black man to occupy the Oval Office. The events from that day to the next election when he must decide if he will actually run challenge his skills as a politician and leader.

Cast & Crew

Joseph Sargent Director
James Earl Jones Douglass Dilman
Martin Balsam Jim Talley
Burgess Meredith Senator Watson
Lew Ayres Noah Calvin
William Windom Arthur Eaton
Barbara Rush Kay Eaton
Georg Stanford Brown Robert Wheeler
Martin Brooks Wheeler's lawyer
Simon Scott Hugh Gaynor
Patric Knowles South African consul
Bob Doqui Webson
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  G Premiere Info:  World premiere in New York: 12 Jul 1972; Los Angeles opening: 2 Aug 1972
Release Date:  1972 Production Date:  AFI-DVD
dub from EB loaner
Color/B&W:  Color (Eastmancolor) Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  ABC Circle Films, Lorimar Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  93-94 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • the man

    jack f. 2013-09-28

    I DID'NT SEE THE MOVIE, BU I READ THE BOOK. I FOUND THE STORY VERY INTERRESTING AND INTRIGUING. I CAN'T SEE WHY ANYONE WOULD TRY TO HIDE THIS... MORE>

  • The Man - need to be on DVD

    pH0EN1X 2011-01-06

    I remember this movie very well It was one of the movie that related to the African American Culture during racial riots during my high school days. I was... MORE>

  • The Man

    sheri 2010-01-27

    I saw this movie when it first came out and would love to see it again. James Earl Jones is a great actor. I heard a trivia question once asking who... MORE>