The Man (1972) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Man (1972)





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In this film, set a few days into the future, this story contrives to kill off the President, the vice president, and virtually everyone in the line of succession in a bizarre accident. This turn of events elevates African-American senator James Earl Jones directly into the Oval Office.


James Earl Jones
as Douglas Dilman
Martin Balsam
as Jim Talley
Burgess Meredith
as Sen. Watson
Lew Ayres
as Harley
William Windom
as Arthur Eaton
Barbara Rush
as Kay Eaton
Georg Stanford Brown
as Robert Wheeler
Martin E. Brooks
as Wheeler's Lawyer
Jack Benny
as Himself
Simon Scott
as Hugh Gaynor
Patric Knowles
as South African Consul
Anne Seymour
as Ma Blore
Gilbert Green
as Congressman Hand
Larry Cook
as Congressman Streller
Vince Howard
as Congressman Eckworth
Leonard Stone
as Congressman Parmel
Philip Bourneuf
as Chief Justice Williams
Lawrence Cook
as Congeressman Steller
Ted Hartley
as Press Secretary
Elizabeth Ross
as Mrs. Smelker
Reginald Fenderson
as Rev. Otis Waldren
Edward Faulkner
as Secret Service Agent
Lew Brown
as Reporter Gilbert
Charles Lampkin
as Congressman Walding
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All Critics (2)

The Man lacks the documentary realism of a film like The Candidate, but, in its way, the political insights it has to offer are equally as profound.

January 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Classic TV stuff whose glittering banalities are only magnified on the wide screen.

January 6, 2020 | Full Review…

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