Live from Baghdad (2002)


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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Movie Score: 7/10 from 20 votes
Release Date: 2002-12-07
Status: Released
Run time: 108 min / 1:48
Production Studio : HBO Films
Production Country: United States of America
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Live from Baghdad Casts

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
Pamela Sinha
as Fatima
Clark Gregg
as Eason Jordan
Matt Keeslar
as Nic Robertson
Paul Guilfoyle
as Ed Turner
Hamish Linklater
as Richard Roth
Michael Cudlitz
as Tom Murphy
John Carroll Lynch
as Josh Holliman
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

Live from Baghdad Crew

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