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Citizen Cohn (1992)





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Made-for-cable television and based on a fascinating best-seller from Nicholas von Hoffman, Citizen Cohn offers a provocative look at a deeply disturbing figure in American history, Roy Cohn, an ambitious attorney who played a crucial role in the promotion and enactment of Senator Joe McCarthy's devastating witch hunts of the late '40s through the late '50s in which the government persecuted and destroyed the lives of people suspected of having un-American attitudes, behavior patterns or affiliations. The once powerful Cohn is seen reliving scenes from his life while lying deliriously in a hospital bed waiting to succumb to AIDS.


James Woods
as Roy Cohn
Joe Don Baker
as Joseph McCarthy
Joseph Bologna
as Walter Winchell
Frederic Forrest
as Dashiell Hammett
Pat Hingle
as Hoover
Josef Sommer
as Albert Cohn
Daniel Benzali
as Cardinal Spellman
Tovah Feldshuh
as Iva Schlesinger
John Finn
as Senator Charles Potter
Frances Foster
as First Annie Lee Moss
Allen Garfield
as Abe Feller
David Marshall Grant
as Robert F. Kennedy
Joe Grifasi
as Gerald Walpin
Daniel Hugh Kelly
as Congressman Neil Gallagher
Karen Ludwig
as Ethel Rosenberg
Peter Maloney
as Ray Kaplan
Novella Nelson
as Second Annie Lee Moss
Jeffrey Nordling
as G. David Schine
Fritz Weaver
as Senator Everett Dirksen
Chuck Aber
as Senator McClellan
Lamont Arnold
as Male Nurse
Steve Aronson
as Judge Kaufman
Bernard Canepari
as New York Judge
Patricia Dunnock
as Female Nurse
David Earle
as Chauffeur
Lance Lewman
as Young Doctor
Larry John Meyers
as Frank Raichle
Zachary Mott
as Sam Garfield
Joseph Scorsiani
as Milo Gandini
John Seitz
as Army Secretary Stevens
Robin Thomas
as Reporter
Daniel von Bargen
as Clyde Tolson
Don Wadsworth
as English Reporter #2
Rick Warner
as Robert Morgenthau Jr.
Sam Coppola
as Carmine Gelanti
Kate Young
as French Reporter
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