"Good Night, And, Good Luck" takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
130 Ratings
130 Ratings

93% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.1/10
  • Fresh 205
  • Rotten 15

Critics Consensus: A passionate and concise cinematic civics lesson, Good Night, And Good Luck has plenty to say about today's political and cultural climate, and its ensemble cast is stellar.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Compelling political drama won't engage most kids.

Information

Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2005 Good Night Good Luck LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2005 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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