It's 1953, and the piece of talking furniture called TV is still a novelty in America's living rooms. On it, Sen. Joseph McCarthy uses fear, falsehoods and belligerence to become arguably the most powerful man in the land. On it, newsman Edward R. Murrow, who's had his fill of the senator's tactics, fights back. That pivotal clash of two titans is the focus of director/co-writer George Clooney's award-winning Good Night, and Good Luck. David Strathairn portrays Murrow, the principled "face of television" who maps his strategy with his producer and confident, Fred Friendly (Cloony). A deft ensemble plays staff members in the bustling battleground that is the CBS newsroom. McCarthy is in the mix, too, intercut into the action via real-life footage. Don't touch that dial. A media and a nation are going to change - while on the air.

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Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG

Drama · 1h 33m · 11/4/2005

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In A Nation Terrorized By Its Own Government, One Man Dared to Tell The Truth

Description

It's 1953, and the piece of talking furniture called TV is still a novelty in America's living rooms. On it, Sen. Joseph McCarthy uses fear, falsehoods and belligerence to become arguably the most powerful man in the land. On it, newsman Edward R. Murrow, who's had his fill of the senator's tactics, fights back. That pivotal clash of two titans is the focus of director/co-writer George Clooney's award-winning Good Night, and Good Luck. David Strathairn portrays Murrow, the principled "face of television" who maps his strategy with his producer and confident, Fred Friendly (Cloony). A deft ensemble plays staff members in the bustling battleground that is the CBS newsroom. McCarthy is in the mix, too, intercut into the action via real-life footage. Don't touch that dial. A media and a nation are going to change - while on the air.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

United States, France, United Kingdom, Japan

Production Companies

Warner Independent Pictures (WIP), 2929 Productions, Participant Media

Budget

$7,500,000

Revenue

$56,500,000
Part Of
Cast
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Joseph McCarthy

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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John L. McClellan

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Katharine Phillips Moser

Jesse's Wife (uncredited)
Person Photo

Milo Radulovich

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Person Photo

Alexana Thomas

Senator's Wife (uncredited)
Person Photo

Dave Thompson

News Photographer (uncredited)
Person Photo

Rochelle Warner

Speech Wife (uncredited)
Person Photo

Joseph N. Welch

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Person Photo

Liberace

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Person Photo

Bruna Matsin

Sig Mickelson's Wife (uncredited)
Person Photo

Jeff Daniels

Sig Mickelson
Person Photo

David Strathairn

Edward R. Murrow
Person Photo

Alex Borstein

Natalie
Person Photo

Rose Abdoo

Mili Lerner
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Dianne Reeves

Jazz Singer
Person Photo

Peter Martin

Pianist
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Christoph Luty

Bassist
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Jeff Hamilton

Drummer
Person Photo

Matt Catingub

Saxophonist
Person Photo

Tate Donovan

Jesse Zousmer
Person Photo

Reed Diamond

John Aaron
Person Photo

Matt Ross

Eddie Scott
Person Photo

Patricia Clarkson

Shirley Wershba
Person Photo

Robert Downey Jr.

Joe Wershba
Person Photo

George Clooney

Fred Friendly
Person Photo

Tom McCarthy

Palmer Williams
Person Photo

Glenn Morshower

Colonel Anderson
Person Photo

Don Creech

Colonel Jenkins
Person Photo

Grant Heslov

Don Hewitt
Person Photo

Robert John Burke

Charlie Mack
Person Photo

Ray Wise

Don Hollenbeck
Person Photo

Robert Knepper

Don Surine
Person Photo

Helen Slayton-Hughes

Mary
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Frank Langella

William Paley
Person Photo

Simon Helberg

CBS Page
Person Photo

JD Cullum

Stage Manager
Person Photo

Peter Jacobson

Jimmy
Person Photo

John Kepley

CBS Lawyer #1
Person Photo

David Paul Christian

CBS Lawyer #2
Person Photo

Joyce Lasley

Make-Up Girl
Person Photo

Bill Blair

TV Studio Crewman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Felix J. Boyle

Prominant Chicagoan (uncredited)
Person Photo

Roy M. Cohn

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Person Photo

Ray Donn

Reporter (uncredited)
Person Photo

Joseph Dowd

Reporter (uncredited)
Person Photo

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Person Photo

Robert F. Kennedy

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Crew
Person Photo

George Clooney

Director
Person Photo

George Clooney

Writer
Person Photo

Grant Heslov

Writer
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Good Night, and Good Luck.

(DVD)

3/14/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Good Night, and Good Luck.

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/14/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Good Night, and Good Luck

(DVD)

10/10/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Good Night and Good Luck

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

8/1/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Good Night, and Good Luck.

(HD DVD)

8/22/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Good Night, and Good Luck.

(HD DVD)

10/2/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Good Night, and Good Luck.

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/14/2006

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