Good Night, and Good Luck.

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: October 28, 2005 (limited)
DVD: March 14, 2006

Current rating: Rating: 3.71
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Cast: David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., Frank Langella, Ray Wise


Good Night, and Good Luck. takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950s America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee.

With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist.

In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental.

Director: George Clooney
Studio: TVA Films
Producer(s): Grant Heslov
Screenplay: George Clooney, Grant Heslov
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  • 4 stars "Excellent movie. Captures the era superbly. Wonderful acting. One of the best movies I've seen - ever!"