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Release Date:
4 April 1985 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
In the dystopic near future, a crusading TV reporter investigates news stories with the help of a wisecracking computer version of himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Matt Frewer ... Edison Carter / Max Headroom
Nickolas Grace ... Grossman
Hilary Tindall ... Dominique

William Morgan Sheppard ... Blank Reg (as Morgan Sheppard)

Amanda Pays ... Theora Jones
Paul Spurrier ... Bryce Lynch
Hilton McRae ... Breugal

George Rossi ... Mahler
Roger Sloman ... Murray
Anthony Dutton ... Gorrister

Constantine Gregory ... Ben Cheviot
Lloyd McGuire ... Edwards
Elizabeth Richardson ... Ms. Formby
Gary Hope ... Ashwell
Joane Hall ... Body bank receptionist
Howard Samuels ... Eng reporter
Roger Tebb ... Helipad reporter
Val McLane ... Eye witness
Michael Cule ... Exploding man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeffrey Weissman ... Operations

Directed by
Annabel Jankel 
Rocky Morton 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Annabel Jankel  story
Rocky Morton  story
Steve Roberts 
Colin Wilson  story

Produced by
Terry Ellis .... executive producer
Chris Griffin .... line producer
Peter Wagg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Cross 
Midge Ure 
 
Cinematography by
Trevor Brooker 
Phil Meheux 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Bradsell 
 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Mary Jo Slater 
 
Production Design by
Maurice Cain 
 
Art Direction by
Alan Williams 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Baldwin 
 
Makeup Department
Ross Carver .... hair stylist
Leon Hamme .... assistant hair stylist
Sandra Shepherd .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Redmond Morris .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Bamber .... third assistant director
John Dodds .... second assistant director
Chris Rose .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Rod Lord .... graphic artist
John Mills .... property master
Micky Mills .... standby prop
Brian Read .... production buyer
Val Wolstenholme .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Don Brown .... sound maintenance
Paul Conway .... assistant dubbing editor
Richard King .... dubbing mixer
Howard Lanning .... dubbing editor
Steve O'Brien .... boom operator
Brad Sherman .... sound effects editor
Ken Weston .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
John Humphreys .... prosthetics designer
Ian Scoones .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Craig Zerouni .... digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Cooke .... still photographer
Harry Eckford .... camera grip
Mike Pia .... video playback supervisor
Terry Potter .... gaffer
Timothy Prince .... video engineer
Ralph Ramsden .... clapper loader
Richard Taylor .... camera operator: video
Peter Turner .... focus puller
 
Animation Department
Nick Burgess-Jones .... chief colorist
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James P. Cullen .... costumer
Marina Drecker .... wardrobe mistress
Raymond Harris .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Andrew Gillman .... video tape playback editor
Andrew Parker .... first assistant editor
John W. Stuart .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Virginia S. Ellsworth .... music editor
Rik Walton .... music engineer
 
Other crew
Francine Brown .... continuity
Tim Dennison .... floor runner
Linda Gregory .... production accountant
David Hansen .... additional dialogue
Nicholas Hicks-Beach .... researcher
Gerry Kennedy .... production runner
Richard Monkhouse .... electronic effects
Paul Owen .... additional dialogue
Clare St. John .... production coordinator
Peter Tupy .... computer effects
 

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57 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Amanda Pays took a typing course to prepare for her role as Theora Jones.See more »
Quotes:
Edison Carter:This is Edison Carter, coming to you Live and Direct, on Network 23.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Max Headroom - 20 Minutes Into The Future, 20 August 2005
Author: holahola47 from United States

For some reason unknown to me I received this video as a prize/gift from a company called 'Argus Press' who in the early '80's were one of many prolific ZX Spectrum games producers. Don't remember entering a competition, but there you go....

Anyhow, the film was brilliant, and not to be confused with the later TV series that, from the other write ups, I now learn of.

If this film is not on DVD then it should be. The dark urbun setting of some nightmare future is perfectly portrayed and the story is much as has been described in previous reviews.

Blipverts! - I'm surprised they aren't on Fox nowadays, in saying that the most indolent members of society may be most at risk there! The one thing that hasn't been mentioned, but that should be emphasized, is the fantastic soundtrack, coming as it did from the pen of Midge Ure who had recently departed the prolific 'Ultravox'. The setting, soundtrack, script and performance from a tremendous bunch of characters made this a film that, to this day, I still pull out of the loft and watch on my annual pilgrimage back home for Christmas.

To me its the urbun dystopia, the (then) futuristic use of desktop computers to track the action and the soundtrack that made this one hell of a movie and one of the most unsung of the 1980's.

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