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Overview

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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
31 March 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
In the near future, an intrepid investigative TV reporter does his job with the help of his colleagues and a computerized version of himself. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Absolutely one of the best shows on TV... ever! See more (18 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 27)

Matt Frewer ... Edison Carter / ... (14 episodes, 1987-1988)

Amanda Pays ... Theora Jones (14 episodes, 1987-1988)

Chris Young ... Bryce Lynch (14 episodes, 1987-1988)

Jeffrey Tambor ... Murray (14 episodes, 1987-1988)

George Coe ... Ben Cheviot (14 episodes, 1987-1988)

Lee Wilkof ... Edwards (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Hank Garrett ... Ashwell / ... (12 episodes, 1987-1988)

William Morgan Sheppard ... Blank Reg (7 episodes, 1987-1988)

Concetta Tomei ... Blank Dominique (7 episodes, 1987-1988)

Sharon Barr ... Lauren (7 episodes, 1987-1988)
Tiana Barron ... Bobby (6 episodes, 1987-1988)
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Series Directed by
Victor Lobl (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Thomas J. Wright (3 episodes, 1987)
Janet Greek (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Tommy Lee Wallace (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Writing credits
Steve Roberts (9 episodes, 1987-1988)
Michael Cassutt (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Arthur Sellers (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Adrian Hein (2 episodes, 1988)

Series Produced by
Brian E. Frankish .... producer / line producer (7 episodes, 1987)
Peter Wagg .... executive producer / producer (7 episodes, 1987)
Bruno George .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Original Music by
Cory Lerios (6 episodes, 1987)
Michael Hoenig (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
Chuck Wild (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
 
Series Cinematography by
Paul Goldsmith (12 episodes, 1987-1988)
Robert M. Stevens (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Film Editing by
Philip Sgriccia (6 episodes, 1987-1988)
Mark Helfrich (2 episodes, 1987)
M. Edward Salier (2 episodes, 1987)
Jay Scherberth (2 episodes, 1987)

Edward Brennan (unknown episodes)
Andrew Cohen (unknown episodes)
Sean-Michael Connor (unknown episodes)
Harry Kaye (unknown episodes)
Brian K. Roberts (unknown episodes)
Irving Rosenblum (unknown episodes)
Dennis C. Vejar (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Irene Mariano (4 episodes, 1987)

Barbara Miller (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Richard B. Lewis (7 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Art Direction by
Adrian Gorton (3 episodes, 1987)
Bernard P. Cutler (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Leslie McCarthy-Frankenheimer (7 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jean-Pierre Dorléac (1 episode, 1987)
Bobbie Read (1 episode, 1987)

Philip Cozzo (unknown episodes)
Donna M. Marcione (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Janice Alexander .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1987)
Katalin Elek .... makeup (7 episodes, 1987)
Zoltan Elek .... makeup (7 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Production Management
Bernie Laramie .... post-production supervisor / supervisor of post production (6 episodes, 1987)
Carl Olsen .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1987)
John C. Broderick .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1987)
Edward O. Denault .... executive production supervisor (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry V. Bring .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
James M. Freitag .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1987)
Craig West .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Art Department
Charles C. Eguia .... property master (6 episodes, 1987)
Michael Wilson .... property master (6 episodes, 1987)

Thomas R. Cahill .... assistant property master / set propmaster (unknown episodes)
Richard M. Kristy .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Raulette Woods .... miniature artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist (12 episodes, 1987-1988)
Tamara Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer / sound editor (12 episodes, 1987-1988)
Peter Cole .... sound re-recording mixer (8 episodes, 1987-1988)
Richard Corwin .... supervising sound editor / adr editor (7 episodes, 1987)
Doug Grindstaff .... sound manager / supervising sound editor (7 episodes, 1987)
Joe Kenworthy .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (5 episodes, 1987)

Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Alfred J. Carranza .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Roy Pahlman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Gary D. Bierend .... special effects foreman (4 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Fred Raimondi .... compositor / visual effects compositor / ... (12 episodes, 1987-1988)
Rod Lord .... computer graphics (6 episodes, 1987)
Kimberley Pike .... visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 1987)
Peter Tupy .... computer graphics (6 episodes, 1987)

Patrick Clancey .... visual effects compositor (unknown episodes)
Sam Nicholson .... miniatures (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Randy Peters .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Allen D. Easton .... camera operator: "b" camera / assistant camera (12 episodes, 1987-1988)
Monte Swann .... playback operator (6 episodes, 1987)

Joe Gallo .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Chuck Whelan .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting (7 episodes, 1987)
Marc Edson .... extras casting (2 episodes, 1987)
Irene Mariano .... casting (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Philip Cozzo .... costumer (7 episodes, 1987)
Donna M. Marcione .... costumer (7 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Editorial Department
Cheryl Campsmith .... on-line editor (5 episodes, 1987-1988)
Gael Chandler .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1987)
Michael L. Sale .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1987)

Bernie Laramie .... supervisor of post-production (unknown episodes)
Ed Rowin .... colorist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Richard Berres .... music supervisor (7 episodes, 1987)
Dick Bernstein .... music editor (6 episodes, 1987)
Moira Marquis .... music score engineer (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Transportation Department
Hobart Lundt .... captain (unknown episodes)
Randy Peters .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Mary Kay Kelly .... production coordinator (14 episodes, 1987-1988)
Michael Cassutt .... story editor / executive story editor (6 episodes, 1987)
Steve Roberts .... executive story editor (6 episodes, 1987)
Edward O. Denault .... executive production supervisor (4 episodes, 1987)
Melissa J.L. Smith .... operations manager: post-production (3 episodes, 1988)

Joe Dea .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Geoffrey Ryan .... location manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
David Hansen .... special thanks from Max Headroom (6 episodes, 1987)
Paul Owen .... special thanks from Max Headroom (6 episodes, 1987)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
60 min (14 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Iceland:L (season 1)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
William Gibson, a fan of the show, had written a script for the show, but the series was canceled before it was shot.See more »
Quotes:
Bryce Lynch:There are no experimental failures. There's only more data!See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Max Headroom Pirating Incident (1987) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
GolfSee more »

FAQ

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33 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely one of the best shows on TV... ever!, 28 June 2000
Author: A-Ron-2 from Storrs, CT

I rarely gush about TV shows, especially when they haven't been on in over a decade, but I gush about MH. This show was beyond cool, it was beyond hip, and it was far too intelligent to have been on the air in the late 80s. I was lucky enough to be able to catch MH in sindication on cable a few years ago and to validate my high opinions of the show. It was still brilliant. A few episode summaries might help to clarify:

Blank Reg (a blank is a person who has been removed from the corporate system, they have few rights, but the 'powers that be' can't easily find them) is put on trial for hacking (a major crime). The court is a gameshow with gameshow host for a judge and an opinion poll for a jury. I am glad to see how far off this is from reality - sarcasm :(

Another episode involved a sport called rake-boarding, where skateboarders would attempt to disembowel each other while performing nifty stunts. Thank god mass media has not opted for gladiatorial shows...

My question was never why this show got cancelled, but who the hell got the idea to put it on the air in the first place. I mean, this was a show whose primary entertainment value was in skewering the very medium which presented it. I can't believe that the mucky-mucks even allowed this to be seen, nevertheless broadcast.

Each show was intelligent, witty and eerily prescient. I suppose the final irony was that the show itself was cancelled, but the problems that it warned us about have come true. If you get the chance to see the extant shows, see them. They are among the only truly visionary and artistic and entertaining things to have been on stupid-box since its inception.

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