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Live from Baghdad (2002)

Unrated | | Drama, War | TV Movie 7 December 2002
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CNN producer Robert Wiener, his colleague and their crew venture to the Iraqi capital to cover the Gulf War.

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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... Robert Wiener
... Ingrid Formanek
... Mark Biello
... Judy Parker
... Naji Al-Hadithi
... Peter Arnett
... Tom Johnson
... Ed Turner
... Richard Roth
... Tom Murphy
... Bernard Shaw
... Fatima (as Pamela Sinna)
... Eason Jordan
... Nic Robertson
... Inky
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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. See more »

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Drama | War

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7 December 2002 (USA)  »

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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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The incident where Iraqi soldiers took newborn babies out of their incubators and left them to die turned out to be a hoax in order to generate support for the Persian Gulf War. This was exposed in 1992 a decade before the move was released. See more »

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[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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References High Noon (1952) See more »

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The Return Of The Keaton
12 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Live From Baghdad marks the triumphant return of one of the most harsh individuals in show business today: Michael Keaton. He is extremely hard boiled in this role and the supporting cast of Helena Bonham-Carter, Lili Taylor, David Suchet and Bruce McGill are a force to be reckoned with. The end when the war begins is one of the most realistic war scenes I've seen in some time, it really looks like you're in the room watching the battle unfold with them. I hope this will be a kick start for Keaton to get back into making new movies because he has not lost a step in his acting ability. But you all should see for yourself, if any of you get HBO I suggest you watch this the next time its on.


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