The Untouchables (1976)

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German title The incorruptible
Original title All the President's Men
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 1976
length 138 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
Director Alan J. Pakula
script William Goldman
production Walter Coblenz
Jon Boorstin
Michael Britton
music David Shire
camera Gordon Willis
cut Robert L. Wolfe

The Untouchables is an American film directed by Alan J. Pakula from 1976. The film is an adaptation of the book The Watergate Affair (Original title: All the President's Men ) by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward , which is in the film by Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford are embodied.

William Goldman wrote the script after the factual report on the political scandal. Together with Klute (1971) and Witness to a Conspiracy (1974), Die Unbrechlichen forms the “Paranoia Trilogy” in Pakula's work.


The film describes the long-term research of journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward of the Washington Post since the US presidential election in 1972 . They revealed that in a failed break-in, White House officials planned to wiretap the opposition Democratic Party's campaign office , which eventually led to the resignation of US President Richard Nixon . Woodward often meets with a mysterious informant who is only known under the code name Deep Throat , who helps him decisively with his research and whose identity was not known at the time of filming. It was not until May 31, 2005, when US magazine Vanity Fair reported that the secret source was former federal agent of the FBI, Mark Felt .


The eight million dollar film grossed 70 million dollars in the United States alone. Among other things, Die Unbrechlichen was nominated for eight Oscars, four Golden Globes and ten British Academy Film Awards and emerged as the winner in four Oscar categories at the 1977 Academy Awards . In late 2010, the film was included in the National Film Registry of the US Library of Congress . The reason: It is the rare example that a book success has been translated into a hit movie and a cultural phenomenon.

German version

The German synchronized editing was created in 1976.

role actor Voice actor
Bob Woodward Robert Redford Rolf Schult
Carl Bernstein Dustin Hoffman Manfred Schott
Harry M. Rosenfeld Jack Warden Edgar Ott
Ben Bradlee Jason Robards Gottfried Kramer
Howard Simons Martin Balsam Martin Hirthe
Judy Hoback Jane Alexander Hallgard Bruckhaus
"Deep Throat" Hal Holbrook Lothar Blumhagen
Donald Segretti Robert Walden Wilfried Herbst
Martin Dardis Ned Beatty Heinz Theo branding
Hugh Sloan Stephen Collins Thomas Danneberg
Joe, FBI agent Jess Osuna Joachim Cadenbach
  • Harry M. Rosenfeld (* 1929) and Howard Simons (1929–1989) were, like Benjamin "Ben" Bradlee (* 1921), chiefs or senior editors at The Washington Post .
  • Judy Hoback worked as a bookkeeper for the committee to re-elect President Nixon .
  • Martin Dardis , Florida, a prosecutor or general attorney
  • Deep Throat : It wasn't known until 2005 that Mark Felt was the major informant in the Watergate affair.


“Two American journalists who stubbornly and against strong resistance follow an initially vague lead, uncover a plot in the highest government circles. Detective film against the backdrop of the authentic Watergate scandal that led to the fall of Nixon in 1974. Exciting, [...] played excellently. [...] a political thriller of high quality and density. "

"It is the model case of a successful documentary game [...]."

- Hellmut Haffner, German General Sunday Gazette
  • The time 1976: Pakula surprisingly succeeds in making an exciting film from well-known details and renouncing any dramatization, which says a lot about the American self-image and understanding of the press. Pakula's handicap: All too often his film degenerates into telephone orgies that don't leave much room for the talent of its stars.

Awards (excerpt)




  • Best film: Walter Coblenz
  • Best Director: Alan J. Pakula
  • Best Supporting Actress: Jane Alexander
  • Best editing: Robert L. Wolfe

Writers Guild of America

  • Best Adapted Screenplay: William Goldman

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best movie
  • Best Director: Alan J. Pakula
  • Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Release certificate for the incorruptible . Voluntary self-regulation of the film industry , April 2006 (PDF; test number: 48 401 V / DVD).
  2. Thomas Bräutigam: Lexicon of film and television synchronization. More than 2000 films and series with their German voice actors etc. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-89602-289-X , pp. 369–370
  3. The incorruptible. In: German dubbing file , accessed on March 2, 2017 .
  4. The incorruptible. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed July 9, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used 
  5. Hellmut Haffner: Hollywood is getting aggressive. Entertainment films that make people think . In: German General Sunday Gazette . No. 13/1977 , March 21, 1977, Kulturmagazin, p. 18 .
  6. Jump up ↑ Chaplin, Children, Buffalo Bill . In: Die Zeit , No. 29/1976