Good Night, and Good Luck.

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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... read more
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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.

Original Release

09/16/2005

US Release

10/07/2005

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Cast

David Strathairn Edward R. Murrow
Jeff Daniels Sig Mickelson
Alex Borstein Natalie
Rose Abdoo Mili Lerner
Dianne Reeves Jazz Singer
Tate Donovan Jesse Zousmer
Reed Diamond John Aaron
Matt Ross Eddie Scott
Patricia Clarkson Shirley Wershba
Robert Downey Jr. Joe Wershba
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

George Clooney

Writers

George Clooney, Grant Heslov

Cast

David Strathairn Edward R. Murrow
Jeff Daniels Sig Mickelson
Alex Borstein Natalie
Rose Abdoo Mili Lerner
Dianne Reeves Jazz Singer
Tate Donovan Jesse Zousmer
Reed Diamond John Aaron
Matt Ross Eddie Scott
Patricia Clarkson Shirley Wershba
Robert Downey Jr. Joe Wershba
George Clooney Fred Friendly
Tom McCarthy Palmer Williams
Glenn Morshower Colonel Anderson
Don Creech Colonel Jenkins
Grant Heslov Don Hewitt
Robert John Burke Charlie Mack
Ray Wise Don Hollenbeck
Robert Knepper Don Surine
Helen Slayton-Hughes Mary
Frank Langella William Paley

Producers

Marc Butan Executive Producer
Ben Cosgrove Executive Producer
Mark Cuban Executive Producer
Jennifer Fox Executive Producer
Chris Salvaterra Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Steven Soderbergh Executive Producer
Todd Wagner Executive Producer
Samuel Hadida Executive Producer
Victor Hadida Executive Producer
Grant Heslov Producer
Simon Franks Producer
Samuel Hadida Producer
Victor Hadida Producer
Barbara A. Hall Producer
Zygi Kamasa Producer
Kiyotaka Ninomiya Producer

Editors

Stephen Mirrione

2006OscarBest Motion Picture of the Year Nominated
2006OscarBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
2006OscarBest Achievement in Directing Nominated
2006OscarBest Writing, Original Screenplay Nominated
2006OscarBest Achievement in Cinematography Nominated
2006OscarBest Achievement in Art Direction Nominated
2006Golden GlobeBest Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2006Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2006Golden GlobeBest Director - Motion Picture Nominated
2006Golden GlobeBest Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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