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Max Headroom 

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In the near future, an intrepid investigative TV reporter does his job with the help of his colleagues and a computerized version of himself.
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2   1  
1988   1987  
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
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
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20 minutes into the future, the world has become imbued network-television. It's illegal to turn off your TV, and televisions are given to the needy. In this world, Network 23 has a highly-rated news program with a roving reporter named Edison Carter. But Carter uncovers a plot to cover up lethal "blipverts" and is almost killed. In the process his mind is copied into a computer and the computer-generated personality "Max Headroom" is born. Together, Max and Edison, along with Edison's controller (Theora), their boss (Murray), their boss' boss (Ben Cheviot), and Network 23's boy-genius (Bryce) combat crime, placate sponsors, defeat rival networks, and turn in stories. 14 episodes. Written by Kathy Li

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Matt Frewer, Amanda Pays and William Morgan Sheppard were the only actors held over from the original UK version. See more »

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Max Headroom: Ah - love - the walks over soft grass, the smiles over candlelight, the fights over just about everything else...
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Alternate Versions

The first episode is a remake of the British film Max Headroom (1985) (TV). See more »

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Words and Music by Michael Bramon
Performed by Matt Frewer and Michael Bramon
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The Granddaddy of Post-Apocalyptic TV
17 June 2013 | by Gravity06See all my reviews

Before "Revolution" ... Before "Dark Angel" ... Before "Falling Skies" and "The Walking Dead" ... There was Max.

"Max Headroom" was the first cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic TV show EVER (way back in 1987).

Max was decades ahead of its time. The show predicted such things as identity theft, the Internet, the webcam, and the fusion of media and government. (One episode even mourned the closure of movie theaters. Today, thanks to Netflix and video-on-demand, that has now come to pass.)

In a word, Max was prophetic. The hip, trendy post-apocalyptic shows that you're seeing today owe a great debt to Max Headroom.


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English

Release Date:

31 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future See more »

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(14 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color (Metrocolor)

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1.33 : 1
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