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4 April 1985 (UK) See more »
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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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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Did You Know?

Remade almost scene-for-scene as the first episode of "Max Headroom" (1987). Only Frewer, Pays and Sheppard appeared in both versions. The obese TV viewer's death by "blipberts", and Carter's reaction to it, as well as the live TV doctor's topic on colon health were discarded.See more »
Max:And then there's politicians. It's easy to tell when a politician is lying: their lips move.See more »
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Referenced in Spud (2009)See more »


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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A realistic look at a bleak future not far from now, 9 December 1998
Author: Richard Speed ( from Horsham, England

Reporter Edison Carter discovers that an advertising medium developed by the TV network he works for is killing viewers. The network attempts to 'dispose' of him and replace him with a computer generated version. And so the story goes...

This is a really good film, taking the bleak vision of Blade-Runner and injecting a little 20th century realism. Set in a world where TV networks rule and the population is made up of couch potatoes who rarely venture into the desolation outside their doors, Max Headroom is frighteningly plausible and potentially very downbeat.

However, the story has enough lighter moments to balance the overall darkness of the film and together with a likeable and talented cast, this is a thoroughly enjoyable film that - like its content - was maybe a bit too ahead of its time. 10/10.

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