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War Stories (2003)

A failed pilot for a drama about two war journalists, a cynical and disillusioned man and an idealist woman who must deal with the horrors of war as well as their own opposing viewpoints while reporting from Uzbekistan.

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Ben Dansmore
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Nora Stone
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Uzbeky Commander
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A failed pilot for a drama about two war journalists, a cynical and disillusioned man and an idealist woman who must deal with the horrors of war as well as their own opposing viewpoints while reporting from Uzbekistan.

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Rated R for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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31 August 2004 (Hungary)  »

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Apenas a Verdade  »

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Coulda Shoulda Woulda...
22 November 2003 | by (Sauquoit, NY) – See all my reviews

This "telefilm" starring Jeff Goldblum is simply amazing. The acting (even among the supporting cast) is top-notch, and the realism of the battlefield and of the characters make "War Stories" even more impressive. At a uncertain time such as we're living in now, it's refreshing to see a program take a chance and make us think about journalistic integrity, what are government is doing, and whether or not they're right in doing what they do.

However, to give NBC the credit I think is misleading. It's easy to see that this "telefilm" was meant as a pilot. "War Stories" was originally intended to be a series, but NBC chickened out when they thought it was "too risky" to make a program about real life issues and make the audience think for more than 2 seconds. However, the pilot was already made, so "might as well" just air it.

Coulda been a good show. Shoulda been a good show. Woulda been a good show...


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