Live from Baghdad

Live from Baghdad (2002)

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  • Genre: Drama, War, TV Movie
  • Release Date: 2002-12-07
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 50 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: العربية
  • Production Company: HBO Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Mick Jackson
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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
  • Paul Guilfoyle

    as Ed Turner
  • Clark Gregg

    as Eason Jordan
  • Hamish Linklater

    as Richard Roth
  • John Carroll Lynch

    as Josh Holliman
  • Michael Cudlitz

    as Tom Murphy
  • Pamela Sinha

    as Fatima
  • Matt Keeslar

    as Nic Robertson
  • 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
  • Mark Arnott

    as Bob Furnad
  • Inny Clemons

    as CNN Deskman
  • Chet Grissom

    as Will King
  • Val Lauren

    as CNN Technician
  • Kymberly Newberry

    as Secretary
  • Kurt Hargan

    as CNN Control Room Manager
  • Paul Tranghese

    as CNN Stage Manager
  • Tom Amandes

    as Joe Erlichman
  • Thomas Crawford

    as Nigel Babcock
  • James Waterston

    as Eric
  • Bill Moseley

    as Rex
  • Roy Werner

    as Bob
  • John Ciccolini

    as 1st Journalist
  • Andrew Borba

    as 2nd Journalist
  • Jack Armstrong

    as 3rd Journalist
  • Will Radford

    as British Journalist #1
  • Kevin Brief

    as Singing Brit #2
  • Steven Houska

    as British Journalist #3
  • Murphy Dunne

    as Bob Vinton
  • Lee Dawson

    as Raymond Page
  • Michael James Kacey

    as American Hostage #1
  • Craig Anton

    as American Hostage #2
  • Jason Antoon

    as Mr. Mazin
  • Carole Davis

    as Mrs. Awatiff
  • Shaun Toub

    as Sadoun Al-Jenabi
  • Mahryah Shain

    as Al Rasheed Waiter
  • Joel Swetow

    as Taxi Driver
  • Alan Desatti

    as Iraqi Guard #1
  • Ofer Samra

    as Iraqi Bomb Shelter Guard
  • Jay Harik

    as Sadam's Translator
  • David Franco

    as Saddam's Security Man
  • Castulo Guerra

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