On the 50th Anniversary of Watergate – one of the biggest political scandals in history that sent shockwaves across the globe and set a new bar for serious constitutional misconduct – a fresh take on the story has been brought to light in 18½. This inventive, fun, and thrilling feature, with twists and turns galore is set for its UK release on 11 July 2022 on digital from 101 Films.
An enthralling original from award-winning director Dan Mirvish (Bernard and Huey, Between Us) – who has been described as a ‘cheerful subversive’ (New York Times) and named as one of Variety’s Top 50 Creatives to Watch – this slick, smart and thoroughly entertaining caper takes use on a whirlwind ride, set against the backdrop of political corruption, deception and double-dealing.
The year is 1974, and America is up in arms over the Watergate scandal. When loyal White House transcriber Connie Lashley (Willa Fitzgerald – Reacher, Little Women), inadvertently stumbles across the only copy of the infamous 18½ minute gap in the Nixon tapes, she quickly finds herself completely out of her depth…
Holding the very thing that could prove the momentous conspiracy, she contacts Times reporter Paul Marrow (John Magaro – The Big Short, First Cow) for help, and the unlikely duo dive headfirst into the heart of the scandalous affair and a whole world of trouble.
An engrossing and compelling mystery, with a darkly comic edge, 18½ boasts stunning cinematography and an exceptional cast including Bruce Campbell (Ash vs Evil Dead, Bubba Ho-Tep), Richard Kind (Argo, Inside Out), Vondie Curtis Hall (Romeo and Juliet), Catherine Curtin (Stranger Things), Ted Raimi (Creepshow) and Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men).
Scandalously sharp and staggeringly savvy 18 ½ is a must-watch movie.