Live From Baghdad (2002)
Front Cover Actor
Michael Keaton Robert Wiener
Helena Bonham Carter Ingrid Formanek
Joshua Leonard Mark Biello
Lili Taylor Judy Parker
Michael Cudlitz Tom Murphy
Hamish Linklater Richard Roth
Bruce McGill Peter Arnett
Matt Keeslar Nic Robertson
Robert Wisdom Bernard Shaw
Pamela Sinha Fatima (as Pamela Sinna)
David Suchet Naji Al Hadithi
Michael Murphy Tom Johnson
Paul Guilfoyle Ed Turner
Helena Bonham-Carter
Movie Details
Genre Drama; War
Director Mick Jackson
Producer Richard Chapman; Sara Colleton
Writer Robert Wiener
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 50 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Live from Baghdad tells the story of how CNN became the only news agency to cover the first Gulf War from within Baghdad. Michael Keaton stars as CNN executive producer Robert Wiener, who took a small news team into the Iraq capital after the invasion of Kuwait. Along with producer Ingrid Formanek (Helena Bonham Carter), Wiener jousted with teams from other networks, fought with antiquated equipment, and wrestled with Iraqi attempts to control information--in particular with an information minister named Naji (the outstanding David Suchet). After numerous setbacks, Wiener's team triumphed when they had the only connection from inside Baghdad as the American forces began dropping bombs. Though a TV-movie about TV news coverage is a bit incestuous, Live from Baghdad makes for compelling viewing; the script and direction are taut, performances are excellent all around, and the perspective on the war is multilayered. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
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Index 1364
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/23/04
Store Other
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 2
Screen Ratio 1.77:1
UPC 026359202827
Release Date 6/24/03
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen