Friday, February 14, 2014

Citizen Cohn

1992 American Television Movie

Cast: James Woods, Joe Don Baker, Joseph Bologna, Ed Flanders, Frederic Forrest, Lee Grant, Pat Hingle, John McMartin, Josef Sommer, Daniel Benzali, Tovah Feldshuh and David Marshall Grant
Director: Frank Pierson
Writer: David Franzoni, based on the biography Citizen Cohn: The Life and Times of Roy Cohn by Nicolas von Hoffman

As he lays dying of AIDS in a hospital, Roy Cohn, the controversial "enforcer" to Senator Joe McCarthy during the paranoid 1950s, looks back on his life, from the infamous Rosenberg trial to the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee hearings.



  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available


  • American Cinema Editors Eddie Award for Best Edited Television Special.
  • CableACE Awards for Movie or Miniseries, Directing and Writing.
  • Casting Society of America Award for Best Casting for TV Movie of the Week.
  • Directors Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials.
  • Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV and Actor (Woods).
  • Peabody Award.
  • Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries or a Special, Editing - Single Camera Production and Makeup; also nominated for Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Directing for a Miniseries or a Special, Actor (Woods), Supporting Actress (Grant), Writing, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound Mixing and Hairstyling.

  • Nicolas von Hoffman's biography Citizen Cohn: The Life and Times of Roy Cohn was first published in 1988.
  • Originally aired on the American premium cable network HBO.

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