DVD 93 mins IMDB 7.9 (14,936 votes)
Good Night, And Good Luck
Warner Bros. (2005)
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(5/26/2006 )

John Wood
Drama, History
Japan  /  English

David Strathairn Edward R. Murrow
Jeff Daniels Sig Mickelson
Frank Langella William Paley
Tate Donovan Jesse Zousmer
Patricia Clarkson Shirley Wershba
George Clooney Fred Friendly
Robert Downey Jr. Joe Wershba
Ray Wise Don Hollenbeck
Peter Martin Pianist
Thomas McCarthy Palmer Williams (as Tom McCarthy)
Matt Ross Eddie Scott
Reed Diamond John Aaron
Robert John Burke Charlie Mack
Grant Heslov Don Hewitt
Alex Borstein Natalie

Director George Clooney
Producer Grant Heslov
Writer George Clooney; Grant Heslov
Cinematography Robert Elswit
User Credit 1 Stephen Mirrione
User Credit 2 Louise Frogley

It's 1953, and the piece of talking furniture called TV is still a novelty in America's living rooms. On it, Sen. Joseph McCarthy uses fear, falsehoods and belligerence to become arguably the most powerful man in the land. On it, newsman Edward R. Murrow, who's had his fill of the senator's tactics, fights back.

That pivotal clash of two titans is the focus of director/co-writer George Clooney's award-winning Good Night, and Good Luck. David Strathairn portrays Murrow, the principled "face of television" who maps his strategy with his producer and confident, Fred Friendly (Colony). A deft ensemble plays staff members in the bustling battleground that is the CBS newsroom. McCarthy is in the mix, too, intercut into the action via real-life footage. Don't touch that dial. A media and a nation are going to change - while on the air.

Edition Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Barcode 012569736788
Region Region
Release Date 3/14/2006
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 B&W (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Audio Commentary with George Clooney and Grant Heslov
Good Night, And Good Luck Companion Piece
Theatrical Trailer
Personal Details
Purchase Date 5/26/2006
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Mild thematic elements and brief language.
User Text 2 We will not walk in fear of one another.
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Trivia: Was originally conceived as a live broadcast special for CBS. (more)

Goofs: Incorrectly regarded as goofs: It was originally thought by many viewers that the "CBS News" sign on the wall is set in Helvetica, a typeface which was first created in 1957, three years after the Joseph McCarthy broadcast. Subsequent investigation by typographers established that the typeface is actually correct and is Akzidenz Grotesk. (more)

Edward R. Murrow: You always were yellow.
Fred Friendly: Better than red.

Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 43 nominations (more)