IMDb > The Image (1990) (TV)

The Image (1990) (TV) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 3 | slideshow)


User Rating:
5.7/10   187 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writer (WGA):
Brian Rehak (written by)
View company contact information for The Image on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
27 January 1990 (USA) See more »
When career-focused journalist's investigation indirectly causes a suicide, he questions his own methods and life in general. | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations See more »
(3 articles)
'Speed' 20th anniversary: Meet the passengers of bus 2525
 (From Hitfix. 10 June 2014, 4:59 AM, PDT)

'Who Is Jake Ellis' Draws On 'Bourne Identity,' 'Ocean's Eleven'
 (From MTV Splash Page. 16 November 2011, 2:30 PM, PST)

Brett Ratner To Helm Youngblood
 (From Screen Rant. 10 February 2009, 2:05 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
Finney superb in TV movie about journalistic responsibility See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Albert Finney ... Jason Cromwell

John Mahoney ... Irv Mickelson

Kathy Baker ... Marcie Guilford

Swoosie Kurtz ... Joanne Winstow-Darvish

Marsha Mason ... Jean Cromwell

Spalding Gray ... Frank Goodrich

Wendie Jo Sperber ... Anita Cox

David Clennon ... Dr. Sigmond Grampton

Brett Cullen ... Malcolm Dundee

Jim Haynie ... David Hartzfield
Robert Schenkkan ... Wilton Hale
Nicholas Cascone ... Sid Stillwell

Beth Grant ... Martha Packard
Banks Harper ... Jean Hartzfield

Brad Pitt ... Steve Black
Robert Aaron ... Tom Packard

Adilah Barnes ... Nedra Scroggins

Lillian Byrd ... Stewardess

Al Cerullo ... Pilot
Earnestine Dean ... Esther

Dennis Haskins ... Steven Fish
Peter Linari ... Rollo

Anthony Lucero ... Ken, Skinhead Nazi
Roger Scott ... Staffer
Dagmar Stanec ... Foreign Reporter
Ken Taylor ... Reporter
Frank Vlastnik ... Production Assistant

Directed by
Peter Werner 
Writing credits
Brian Rehak (written by)

Produced by
David R. Ginsburg .... executive producer
Steven R. McGlothen .... producer
Tom Patricia .... supervising producer
Ron Roth .... producer
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
Cinematography by
Neil Roach 
Film Editing by
Steven Cohen 
Casting by
Judith Holstra 
Production Design by
Hilda Stark 
Art Direction by
Judy Cammer 
Set Decoration by
Cindy Carr 
Laurie Friedman 
Costume Design by
May Routh 
Makeup Department
Deborah Figuly .... key makeup artist
Barbara O'Neal .... key hair stylist
Ann Pala .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bruce Greenfield .... assistant unit production manager
Steven R. McGlothen .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Barron .... second assistant director: Los Angeles
Paul Deason .... first assistant director
Michael Ingber .... second assistant director: New York
Jeff Okabayashi .... second second assistant director: Los Angeles
Art Department
Will Blount .... property master
Joseph Dunn .... set dresser
Tom Lifsey .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Clark Conrad .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Corwin .... adr editor
Richard Corwin .... dialogue editor
Scott Millan .... sound re-recording mixer
Malcolm Morris .... sound mixer
Tim Philben .... sound re-recording mixer
Bradford Scherick .... assistant sound editor
Kirk Schuler .... supervising sound editor (as Kirk Schular)
Gary A. Theard .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Richard Albain .... special effects
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Delgado .... gaffer
Scott Floren .... key grip
Adam Goldfine .... gaffer
Alessi Jeff .... electrician
Spencer McDonald .... first assistant camera
Anthony R. Palmieri .... camera operator (as Tony Palmieri)
Brian Pulido .... electrician
Ken Struck .... electrician
Casting Department
Melanie Holstra .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tracy Thornton Coffie .... wardrobe supervisor (as Tracy Thornton)
Location Management
Archer Goodman .... location manager
Bruce Greenfield .... location manager: New York
Tom Richer .... location manager
Music Department
Jamie Forester .... music editor (as Jamie E. Gelb)
Other crew
Manuel Baca .... production assistant
Valerie Joseph .... assistant: Mr. Werner
Terri Laden .... production coordinator: New York
David Lanphier Jr. .... production assistant
Karon May .... script supervisor
Susan McNamara .... production coordinator
Cathy O'Donnell .... assistant: Mr. Ginsberg
Jim Page .... assistant production coordinator (as James S. Page)
Nicholas Wolfert .... production assistant

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Finney superb in TV movie about journalistic responsibility, 26 June 2000

What we have here is an updated version of the film classic FIVE STAR FINAL, only now it's tv journalism that's on the block. Finney gives a masterful performance as a star TV anchorman (read Dan Rather) whose media invasion of a real estate scam propels the suicide of the suspected perpetrator. Only after he's dead, it seems more and more that he was an innocent dupe and that journalism and Finney's hard-hitting Cromwell in particular are responsible for the death. This is fast-paced, very noisy, and quite well done. The story is not new nor is the approach, but it is certainly good drama and well acted. Marsha Mason appears in seven short scenes as Cromwell's neglected wife - only one scene as written allows her to shine as she holds a mirror up to her work-obsessed husband. Worth seeking out.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (2 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Image (1990)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Salvador Ready to Wear The Quiet American High Art Prozac Nation
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits News articles
IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.