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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:
Ahead of Its Time, Natch 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
Roger Burford .... general construction foreman (12 episodes, 1987-1988)
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)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Exactly when the story is meant to be set is an open question. However in _Max Headroom (1985) (TV), it is stated that Bryce is 18 years old and his records indicate that he was born on October 7, 1988, meaning the story takes place in 2005/2006.See more »
Quotes:
Grossberg:I want you to form a team of the most brilliant minds in network television.
Bryce Lynch:Isn't that a contradiction in terms?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Ahead of Its Time, Natch, 12 January 1999
Author: GalaxyGa from Tyngsborough, MA

Everyone seems to remember Max Headroom, the character and Coke pitchman, but a lot of people forget about the series Max was in. The other thing a lot of people forget is that Max in the TV screen was _not_ cgi; Max was pre-cgi, and Matt Frewer did incredibly good acting as Max. Besides that, Matt also was the lead in the series and did a lot of work as Edison Carter as well as Max.

The series didn't last nearly long enough for me; the original title, "Twenty Minutes Into the Future" is very accurate-- technologically, stylistically, and in terms of content and post-production, "Max Headroom" was ahead of its time. It was a mid-season replacement and never found its audience; the database lists the tv-movie, the series (14 or 15 eps), and the original talk show which started the whole thing. I'm still amazed at the wisdom (or lack thereof) of television execs who can cancel a series halfway through a season. Then again, "Max Headroom" was about television, making some eerily accurate predictions (CNN, tabloid talk shows), and television execs are nothing if not chickens.

Still, it would be too, too cool to see Max pop up to comment about the millennium...

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