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The Image (1990)

When career-focused journalist's investigation indirectly causes a suicide, he questions his own methods and life in general.


Peter Werner


Brian Rehak

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Nicholas Cascone ... Sid Stillwell
Beth Grant ... Martha Packard
Banks Harper Banks Harper ... Jean Hartzfield
Brad Pitt ... Steve Black


When career-focused journalist's investigation indirectly causes a suicide, he questions his own methods and life in general.

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A struggle between what's right and what's ratings




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Release Date:

27 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Allt för sin image See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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A TV movie made for the HBO network. See more »

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Sit-com/Soap opera quality tv drama
20 July 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"The Image" sticks Finney in the spotlight as a workaholic investigative reporter/anchor whose career is soaring while his personal life takes a nose dive. Obviously fabricated with everyone too glib and no one behaving like real people, "The Image" tries to make some vague points about ethics vs morality and matters of conscience in journalism during its futile attempt to conjure up the pressure cooker atmosphere of "Broadcast News". Little more than a marginal small screen watch for needy sofa spuds. (C-)

Note - Look for a bit part by a young Brad Pitt.

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