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Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

Updated: Jun 22

PG | 1h 33min | 8/10 #biography #drama #history

Parental Rating: PG (Parental guidance suggested – some material may not be suitable for children.)


 
 

➱ STORYLINE:

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) is a historical drama that chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy during the height of the Red Scare in the 1950s. The film focuses on Murrow's decision to challenge McCarthy's tactics and the resulting impact on his career, the media, and American society. Through a series of courageous broadcasts, Murrow and his dedicated team strive to uphold journalistic integrity and freedom of speech in the face of intense political pressure.


➱ STAFF REVIEW:

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), directed by George Clooney, is a masterfully executed film that captures the tension and gravity of a pivotal moment in American history. David Strathairn delivers a compelling performance as Edward R. Murrow, embodying the newsman's quiet strength and unwavering commitment to the truth. The film's black-and-white cinematography, authentic period details, and tight narrative structure create an immersive experience that highlights the timeless relevance of its themes. *Good Night, and Good Luck* is both a tribute to journalistic courage and a powerful reminder of the importance of a free press.


➱ CREDITS:

Director:

- George Clooney

Writer:

- George Clooney

- Grant Heslov

Based on:

- The real-life events surrounding Edward R. Murrow's broadcasts

Starring:

- David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow

- George Clooney as Fred Friendly

- Patricia Clarkson as Shirley Wershba

- Jeff Daniels as Sig Mickelson

- Robert Downey Jr. as Joseph Wershba

- Frank Langella as William Paley

Produced by:

- Grant Heslov

- George Clooney

Cinematography: Robert Elswit

Edited by: Stephen Mirrione

Music by:

- Jim Papoulis

- Joe Lang

Production Company:

- Warner Independent Pictures

- 2929 Entertainment

Distributed by:

- Warner Independent Pictures

Release date: October 7, 2005

Run Time: 1h 33min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: $7 million

Box office: $54.6 million


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