Good Night, and Good Luck

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  • Drama
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Clooney’s moody B&W account of the efforts of the mid-’50s CBS news show ‘See It Now’ to criticise the McCarthyite purges. Straithairn is superb as straight-backed, chain-smoking anchorman Murrow, while McCarthy stars in newsreel footage. Smoke and jazz hang in the air. The mood is serious but never overly grave, and it’s hard not to equate McCarthy’s paranoid rants with the current President’s obsessions (as is surely Clooney’s aim).

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Friday February 17 2006
Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: George Clooney
Screenwriter: George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Cast: Patricia Clarkson
Robert Downey Jr
Dianne Reeves
Jeff Daniels
George Clooney
Tate Donovan
Grant Heslov
Tom McCarthy
Reed Diamond
Matt Ross
Frank Langella
David Strathairn
Ray Wise
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