Live from Baghdad

Live from Baghdad (2002)

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2002-12-07
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 23 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: HBO Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN was a 24-hour news network in search of a 24-hour story. They were about to find it in Baghdad. Veteran CNN producer Robert Wiener and his longtime producing partner Ingrid Formanek find themselves in Iraq on the eve of war. Up against the big three networks, Weiner and his team are rebels with a cause, willing to take risks to get the biggest stories and - unlike their rivals - take them live at a moment's notice. As Baghdad becomes an inevitable US target, one by one the networks pull out of the city until only the crew from CNN remains. With a full-scale war soon to be launched all around them, and CNN ready to broadcast whatever happens 24 hours a day, Wiener and Formanek are about to risk their lives for the story of a lifetime.

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  • Michael Keaton

    as Robert Wiener
  • Helena Bonham Carter

    as Ingrid Formanek
  • Joshua Leonard

    as Mark Biello
  • Lili Taylor

    as Judy Parker
  • David Suchet

    as Naji Al-Hadithi
  • Bruce McGill

    as Peter Arnett
  • Michael Murphy

    as Tom Johnson
  • Robert Wisdom

    as Bernard Shaw
  • Pamela Sinha

    as Fatima
  • Clark Gregg

    as Eason Jordan
  • Matt Keeslar

    as Nic Robertson
  • Paul Guilfoyle

    as Ed Turner
  • Hamish Linklater

    as Richard Roth
  • Michael Cudlitz

    as Tom Murphy
  • John Carroll Lynch

    as Josh Holliman
  • Kurt Fuller

    as Inky
  • David Kaye

    as Ben Dupont
  • Jimmy Palumbo

    as News Producer
  • David Shatraw

    as Joe Wilson
  • Peter Jason

    as Stu
  • Brian George

    as Al Rasheed Manager
  • Jerry Haleva

    as Saddam Hussein
Production John Papsidera Casting
Costume & Make-Up Louise Frogley Costume Design
Editing Joe Hutshing Editor
Directing Mick Jackson Director
Art Richard Hoover Production Design
Sound Steve Jablonsky Original Music Composer
Production George W. Perkins Producer
Production Geyer Kosinski Executive Producer
Camera Ivan Strasburg Director of Photography
Production Juanita Diane Feeney Associate Producer
Production Richard Chapman Co-Producer
Art Brian Kasch Set Decoration
Art Ahmed Abounouom Art Direction
Art Matthew C. Jacobs Art Direction
Production Sara Colleton Executive Producer
Production Rosalie Swedlin Executive Producer
Camera Merie Weismiller Wallace Still Photographer
Directing Karen Golden Script Supervisor
Production Thomas D. Herman Co-Producer
Production Robert Wiener Co-Producer