Live from Baghdad

Live from Baghdad

Dec. 07, 2002USA108 Min.TV-MA
7.3
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4317 votes
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Synopsis

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.

Live from Baghdad
Original title Live from Baghdad
IMDb Rating 7.3 4,317 votes
TMDb Rating 6.9 25 votes

Director

Mick Jackson
Director

Cast

Michael Keaton isRobert Wiener
Robert Wiener
Helena Bonham Carter isIngrid Formanek
Ingrid Formanek
Joshua Leonard isMark Biello
Mark Biello
Lili Taylor isJudy Parker
Judy Parker
David Suchet isNaji Al-Hadithi
Naji Al-Hadithi
Bruce McGill isPeter Arnett
Peter Arnett
Michael Murphy isTom Johnson
Tom Johnson
Robert Wisdom isBernard Shaw
Bernard Shaw
Clark Gregg isEason Jordan
Eason Jordan

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