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As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn (James Woods) is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon "Videodrome," a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend (Deborah Harry) auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Friday January 28 1983
Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: David Cronenberg
Screenwriter: David Cronenberg
Cast: James Woods
Sonja Smits
Deborah Harry
Peter Dvorsky
Les Carlson
Jack Creley
Lynne Gorman
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