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Movie about Idaho's own Deep Throat, Mark Felt, opens in theaters

Posted at 9:47 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 23:47:56-04

A new movie at the Flicks brings attention to one of the most famous people ever to come out of Twin Falls. 
Mark Felt is Idaho's own proof of how dangerous it can be to mess with the FBI.
Idaho produced the man who helped Woodward and Bernstien bring down President Nixon.

"Being at the FBI, felt was able to see all the information come in about everything so he was able to fill in a lot of holes for Woodward and Bernstein."

In the new movie, Liam Neeson plays Felt, who was born in Idaho Falls and became the second in command of the FBI. he was overlooked for the top spot when J. Edgar Hoover died, a slight that may have provided motivation to become the informant deep throat.

"Felt has emboldened other types of whistle blowers who now feel they can have an impact. That when they see something that's wrong, there's something they can do about it. "

Those in the intelligence community say Felt's role in exposing the wrongdoing by the Nixon administration was not anti American.

"Watergate, what it did was created a healthy skepticism within the public for government and that's not a bad thing for democracy.."

The new movie, Mark Felt, is playing now at the Flicks in Boise.