In 1971, an American military analyst uncovers the depths of the US government's deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, and takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers. Washington Post owner Kay Graham and her editor Ben Bradlee discover The New York Times is preparing an explosive expose on those papers and, determined to compete, set out to publish them first. Steven Spielberg's fact-based drama, starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson and Bob Odenkirk