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Live from Baghdad (2002)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Drama, War  |  7 December 2002 (USA)
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A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.

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Robert Wiener
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Mark Biello
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Judy Parker
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Naji Al-Hadithi
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Peter Arnett
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Tom Johnson
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Ed Turner
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Fatima (as Pamela Sinna)
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Dramatized version of the story of CNN's Gulf War coverage featuring "The Boys from Baghdad": the battle over access, the fight to keep the technology up and running.. and the decision whether to risk their lives behind enemy lines once the bombing starts, in order to get the story of a lifetime. Written by Sam Meyer

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The Gulf War, 1991. No story is worth dying for - but this was the story of a lifetime.

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En direct de Bagdad  »

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Dustin Hoffman stated in a 1994 interview with Larry King that he was set to play Robert Wiener in this movie, directed by Barry Levinson. He also said that Levinson was considering Jeff Goldblum for the part of Peter Arnett. See more »

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When Robert and Ingrid are sitting in the bar talking, Robert lights a cigarette. When we next cut back to Robert, his cigarette is unlit. See more »

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[first lines]
[First lines spoken as characters in the film, preceded by title cards, archival movie dialog, and news announcements]
Robert Wiener: Baghdad is me.
Eason Jordan: You're supposed to be in Berlin.
Robert Wiener: Fuck Berlin. The wall's down. Baghdad is me, Eason.
Eason Jordan: You've never even been to Baghdad.
Robert Wiener: Close enough. Jerusalem.
Eason Jordan: I wouldn't bring up Jerusalem if I were you. It's not a point in your favor.
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David Suchet Most Live
7 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

For his portrayal of Naji, Iraqi Minister of Information, David Suchet deserves a best supporting actor award. His work is at once riveting and sublime. The whole story plays across his eyes. He infuses an unsympathetic character with warmth, intelligence, and humor. Especially in the context of current events, what more important work can an actor do than present so many colors of humanity in those we perceive as a faceless enemy.


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