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4 April 1985 (UK) See more »
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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 (uncredited)

Directed by
Annabel Jankel 
Rocky Morton 
Writing credits
Steve Roberts (screenplay)

George Stone (story) and
Rocky Morton (story) and
Annabel Jankel (story)

Colin Wilson  uncredited

Produced by
Terry Ellis .... executive producer
Chris Griffin .... line producer
Peter Wagg .... producer
Original Music by
Chris Cross 
Midge Ure 
Cinematography by
Phil Meheux (director of photography)
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
Trevor Brooker .... camera operator
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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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Phenomenal future-shock sci-fi!, 1 March 1999
Author: Keith Bergman from Toledo, OH

Like the TV show that followed it, the "Max Headroom" movie was a great grim look into a bleak, Blade-Runner-esque future ruled by corporations who keep the proletariat down by anesthetizing them with junk food and mind-numbing television pageantry. The parallels are frightening, or haven't you seen a Jerry Springer audience lately? The UK movie is, if anything, even grittier and more creepy than the eventual US pilot and TV series. It's out of print, but well worth searching out -- a dramatic, thought-provoking example of everything that's good about science fiction.

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