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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.

Director:

Robert Singer

Writer:

Peter Noah
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeff Goldblum ... Ben Dansmore
Lake Bell ... Nora Stone
Louise Lombard ... Gayle Phelan
Jeffrey Nordling ... Ian Rhys
Noam Jenkins ... Rainy Tamarov
Jack Dimich ... Uzbeky Commander
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yousuf Azami ... Guard
Ed Begley Jr. ... Ed O'Brian
Keith Birkfeld ... Taliban Recruit
Jason Brooks ... Mike Skrumbis
Michael Reilly Burke ... Coulter
Christina Chang ... Camera Woman
Anand Chulani Anand Chulani ... IMU rapper
Alanna Dergan ... Young girl
Homie Doroodian ... Guerilla fighter
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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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Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2004 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Apenas a Verdade See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Very moving
29 January 2003 | by amalex5See all my reviews

I turned on NBC one wednesday night at 9:01 expecting to see The West Wing.

Instead, this was on. Even though I only saw the last hour, it was very moving, and far better than the West Wing.

Still, the movie feels very much like the West Wing. The writing is similar, except clearer and easier to understand, and the directing is again similar but clearer. Jeff Goldblum is back in his archetypal charecter, the nerdy yet smart and passionate loyal man. In this case, his career happens to be a journalist, and he does quite a good job at it - just imagine Goldblum talking about how important journalistic impartiality is.

The charecters are also extremely well developed.

The film really presented several points of view, allowing the viewer to decide which one he believes in - the sign of a good film.

This can't be called a TV movie - it's far too good for that. If it was on video, I would buy it in a heartbeat. I'm really disappointed that I only saw the last half of it, but still, I was really moved. Veyr powerful, deep themes. It makes you wonder how often things like this really do happen.


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