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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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Cast

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Robert Wiener
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Ingrid Formanek
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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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Richard Roth
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Tom Murphy
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Bernard Shaw
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Fatima (as Pamela Sinna)
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Eason Jordan
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Nic Robertson
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Inky
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Bob Furnad
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CNN Deskman
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Will King
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John Holliman
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CNN Technician
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Secretary (as Kimberly S. Newberry)
Kurt Hargan ...
CNN Control Room Manager
Paul Tranghese ...
CNN Stage Manager
Emily Rose Debinie ...
CNN Office Girl
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Joe Erlichman
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Nigel Babcock
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Ben Dupont
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Eric
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Rex
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Bob
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News Producer
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1st Journalist
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2nd Journalist
Jack Armstrong ...
3rd Journalist
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British Journalist #1
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Singing Brit #2
Steven Houska ...
British Journalist #3
Daniel Deca ...
British Journalist #4
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Joe Wilson
Murphy Dunne ...
Bob Vinton
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Raymond Page
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Stu
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American Hostage #1
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American Hostage #2
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Mr. Mazin
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Mrs. Awatiff (as Carole Raphaelle Davis)
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Sadoun Al-Jenabi
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Al Rasheed Manager
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Al Rasheed Waiter
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Taxi Driver
Rafael Petrosian ...
Soldier
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Iraqi Guard #1 (as Alan DeSatti)
Homic Dordodian ...
Iraqi Guard #2
Ofer Samra ...
Iraqi Bomb Shelter Guard
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Sadam's Translator
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Saddam's Security Man
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Saddam Hussein
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Italian Cashier
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Kuwaiti Doctor
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Reporter
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Singing Brit #4
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Iraqi Guard #2
Abdelghafar Essalfi
Tulsi Ram ...
Voices (as toufiq touzene)
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Iraqi Intelligent Security Hotel
Ofea Samaa ...
Iraqi Bomb Shelter Guard
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Iraqi Soldier
Nayirah al-Sabah ...
Herself - Testifies About Incubator Babies (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Tariq Aziz ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
James Baker III ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Iraqi Soldier (uncredited)
Tom Foley ...
Himself - In Saudi Arabia Behind George Bush (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Bernard Shaw ...
Himself - Interviews Saddam Hussein (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Mick Jackson

Written by

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Robert Wiener ... (book)
 
Robert Wiener ... (teleplay) &
Richard Chapman ... (teleplay) and
John Patrick Shanley ... (teleplay) and
Timothy J. Sexton ... (teleplay)

Produced by

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Richard Chapman ... co-producer
Sara Colleton ... executive producer
Juanita Diane Feeney ... associate producer (as Juanita Diana Feeney)
Thomas D. Herman ... co-producer
Geyer Kosinski ... executive producer
George W. Perkins ... producer
Rosalie Swedlin ... executive producer
Robert Wiener ... co-producer

Music by

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Steve Jablonsky

Cinematography by

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Ivan Strasburg

Film Editing by

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Joe Hutshing

Editorial Department

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Randy L. Anderson ... color timer
David Bilow ... post-production assistant
Arthur Coburn ... additional editor
Christina Kim ... post-production coordinator
Richard Perkins ... assistant editor
Jim Sevin ... editor: video (as James Laurence Sevin)
Kathy Thomson ... final color timer
Fulvio Valsangiacomo ... assistant editor
Craig White ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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John Papsidera

Production Design by

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Richard Hoover

Art Direction by

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Ahmed Abounouom
Matthew C. Jacobs

Set Decoration by

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Brian Kasch

Costume Design by

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Louise Frogley

Makeup Department

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Mustaque M. Ashrafi ... makeup artist (as Mustaq Ashrafi)
Suzan Bagdadi ... hair stylist
Amina Ben Cherki ... hair stylist: Morocco
David Forrest ... makeup department head (as David Craig Forrest)
Mary L. Mastro ... hair stylist: Michael Keaton
Susan Mills ... hair department head
Sian Richards ... hair supervisor: Morocco
Majdouline Rimmel ... makeup artist: Morocco (as Majdouune Remmal)
Robert Ryan ... makeup artist: Michael Keaton
Latifa Souihi Maadani ... makeup artist: Morocco (as Latifa Souihli)

Production Management

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Karim Abouobayd ... production manager: Morocco
Marco Giacalone ... unit manager: Morocco
Lowell Rottenberg ... post-production manager
Charles Skouras III ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tarik Ait Ben Ali ... second second assistant director: Morocco
Sally Sue Beisel ... second second assistant director
Yann Mari Faget ... key second assistant director: Morocco
Ahmed Hatimi ... first assistant director: Morocco
Zinedine Ibnou Jabal ... second assistant director: Morocco (as Zine-Eddine Ibnou Jabal)
Matt Pexa ... dga trainee
Kristen Ploucha ... second assistant director (as Kristen M. Ploucha)
Liz Radley ... second unit director
Mary Ellen Woods ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Ahmed Abounouom ... art director: Morocco (as Ahmed 'Jimmy' Abounduom)
Shauna Aronson ... art department production assistant
Jenny Baum ... on-set dresser
Richard Bennett ... conceptual art
Gene Bowen ... foreman (as Gene C. Bowen)
Dianne Chadwick ... graphic designer
Conrad Chitwood ... construction coordinator
Joe Couillard ... stand-by painter (as 'Moe' Joe Couillard)
Jay Durrwachter ... assistant art director
Ouassel Elkilali ... props: Morocco (as Ouassel El Kilali)
Lisa Fischer ... set decorator: Morocco
Neil Gahm ... propmaker foreman
Neil Gahn ... foreman
Robert Hale ... paint foreman
Aziz Hamichi ... assistant to art director / props buyer: Morocco
Mustapha Haouas ... set dresser
John Hill ... set dresser
Ronald O. Jaynes ... locations foreman (as Ronny Jaynes)
Brian Johnson ... assistant production designer (as Brian A. Johnson)
Terry Kempf ... office foreman
Kim Kirschbaum ... paint foreman
Mustapha Ait Lancen ... stand-by props
Christopher A. Madrid ... labor foreman
Tim Mallory ... assistant property master
Patrick J. Martin ... foreman (as Patrick Martin)
Gary Metzen ... construction
Aziz Mhand ... props
Walt Mikolwski ... construction foreman / propmaker foreman
Nick Milner ... props: Morocco
Gene Molnar ... leadman
Bryce Moore ... assistant property master
Roy 'Bucky' Moore ... property master
Ahmed Nacy ... chief carpenter: Morocco
Andy Nicholson ... supervising art director: Morocco
El Hassan Oubbane ... props: Morocco
Steve Payne ... props: Morocco
Aziz Rafiq ... assistant production designer
Mike Reiber ... paint decorator gang boss
Mark Rohde ... set dresser
Steve Roll ... propmaker
Brian Russo ... assistant property master
Karen Steward ... assistant art director
Gyula Toth ... set dresser
Rosemary Tupta ... buyer
Stuart Watnick ... set dresser
Christine Youngstrom ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Rick Ash ... re-recording mixer
Ken Beauchene ... utility sound
Michael Broomberg ... foley artist (as Michael J. Broomberg)
Alfonso Calvo ... sound dubbing mixer
Jean Clark ... boom operator
Lisle Engle ... sound editor
Victor Ray Ennis ... first assistant sound editor
Greg Hedgepath ... sound editor
Daniel S. Irwin ... sound editor (as Daniel Irwin)
Adam Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Larry Kemp ... sound editor
Diane Marshall ... foley artist
Jon Mete ... sound editor
Glenn T. Morgan ... supervising sound editor
Kelly Oxford ... sound editor
Michelle Pazer ... sound editor (as Michelle Pazar)
Scott Sanders ... sound effects editor
Gregg Silk ... assistant sound engineer (as Gregg W. Silk)
Unsun Song ... sound recordist
Frederick H. Stahly ... sound editor (as Frederick Stahly)
James M. Tanenbaum ... production sound mixer (as Jim Tanenbaum)
Jon Title ... sound effects editor
Drew Webster ... re-recording mixer
Ben Wilkins ... sound editor

Special Effects by

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Al Broussard ... special effects coordinator (as Alfred P. Broussard)
Matt DiSarro ... special effects technician
Scott Inoue ... special effects foreman (as Scott Y. Inoue)
Mark Koivu ... special effects pyrotechnician
Matt Kutcher ... special effects supervisor
Thomas Rasada ... special effects technician
Rosario Reyes-Kutcher ... special effects coordinator
Larry Roberts ... special effects technicians
Mustapha Steila ... special effects coordinator: Morocco
Kenneth Van Order ... special effects technician (as Ken Van Order)
Arnold J. Verbiesen ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Thomas Briggs ... visual effects artist
Camille Cellucci ... visual effects producer
Jonathan Keeton ... visual effects supervisor
Anastacia Maggioncalda ... visual effects producer (as Anastacia Feldman)
Tom Mahoney ... digital artist
Steven Meyer ... digital compositor
Mike Pemberton ... video technical assistant
Katrina Salicrup ... digital artist
Edward L. Williams ... visual effects producer (as Eddie Williams)

Stunts

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Michael Adams ... stunts (as Mike Adams)
Faycal Attougui ... stunts
Michael Cassidy ... stunt coordinator (as Mike Cassidy)
Loren Dennis ... stunts
Gérard Lesage ... stunt driver
Philippe Losson ... stunt driver
Kurt D. Lott ... stunts (as Kurt Lott)
Bob Minor ... stunts
Cedric Proust ... stunt driver
Anthony G. Schmidt ... stunts (as Anthony Schmidt)
Mustapha Touki ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Chris Ahern ... set lighting technician (as Christopher Ahern)
Lloyd Barcroft ... grip
Ben Beaird ... key grip
David Berryman ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as David 'Clean' Berryman)
Colin J. Campbell ... gaffer (as Colin Campbell)
Glenn Cannon ... 24 frame video engineer
Steven D. Castaneda ... set lighting technician
Brian Cazan ... grip
Jeffrey A. Cook ... lighting technician
Andrew Cooper ... still photographer: Morocco
Chris Cuevas ... second assistant camera: additional camera
Bernie Druckman ... 24 frame video engineer
Mitch Dubin ... camera operator
Kevin 'Rambo' Fitzgerald ... best boy grip
Neil Fleischbein ... best boy grip
Harold Groshon ... best boy (as Hal Groshon)
Kris Guthrie ... grip
Steve Irwin ... 24 frame video engineer
Ross Judd ... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera
Nick Liampetchakul ... grip
Pat Liampetchakul ... dolly grip
Giulio Magnolia ... camera loader
John Mang ... dolly grip
Driss Marzak ... gaffer
Simon Oliver ... second assistant camera
Paul Saylor ... grip
Steven H. Smith ... camera operator
Mark Strasburg ... first assistant camera
Jorge Sánchez ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
John H. Taylor Jr. ... set lighting technician
Merie Weismiller Wallace ... still photographer (as Merie W. Wallace)
Shawn Whelan ... key grip
R. Michael Yope ... set lighting technician (as Michael Yope)

Casting Department

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Wendy O'Brien ... casting associate
Kathleen Tomasik ... casting assistant
Vanessa Portillo ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lahcen Abbana ... costume assistant
Said Ghaine ... costumer: Morocco
April Krueger ... set costumer
Deborah Latham ... set costumer (as Deborah Latham Binkley)
Ann Miller ... set costumer (as Ann Marie Miller)
Christine Orth ... costumer
Leila Oumami ... costumer: Morocco (as Laila Oumami)
Richard Schoen ... costume supervisor
Dana Schondelmeyer ... costume supervisor: Morocco
Hassan Taghriti ... costumer

Location Management

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Toufiq Abouobayd ... assistant location manager: Morocco
Rod Bacote ... assistant location manager
Abdelhafid Balafrej ... location manager: Morocco (as Balafrej Abdelhafid)
Khalid Boulasai ... assistant location manager: Morocco
Khalid Bouslamy ... assistant location manager: Morocco
Abdelilah El Hamsaoui ... location manager: Morocco
David A. Foster ... location manager
Driss Gaidi ... location manager: Morocco
James Gierman ... location consultant
Souheil Hallaoui ... assistant location manager: Morocco (as Souheil Halaoui)
Khalil Lougmani ... location manager: Morocco
Eddie Merino ... key assistant location manager
Abdessalam Ngadi ... assistant location manager: Morocco

Music Department

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James Bladon ... supervising music editor
P.J. Bloom ... associate music supervisor
Evyen Klean ... music supervisor
Malcolm Luker ... scoring mixer
Hugh Marsh ... musician: violin
Melissa Muik ... score recordist
Jay B. Richardson ... music editor
Bruno Roussel ... music editor
Martin Tillman ... soloist: cello
Geoff Zanelli ... composer: additional music
Hans Zimmer ... executive music producer

Transportation Department

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Mohamed Rachid Ahattas ... driver: Mick Jackson: Morocco
Mustapha Ismaili Alaoui ... assistant transportation manager: Morocco
Jalal Aziz ... assistant transportation manager: Morocco
Glenn Coopersmith ... driver
Bo Ehrig ... transportation coordinator
David Frederick ... driver
Jeffrey R. Gold ... driver
Barry E. Golob ... driver
Michael Helgesen ... driver
Randall D. Krasomil ... driver
Joseph Napoli ... driver
Steve Polon ... transportation captain (as Steven W. Polon)
Hicham Regragui ... transportation manager: Morocco
Abdelhadi Rejraji ... driver: producers, Morocco
Alan Stepp ... driver
Jenny Tallent ... transportation assistant
Patrick Tousignant ... driver
Bob Wachs ... driver
Kevin Walters ... action vehicles supervisor: Morocco

Other crew

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Adil Abdelwahab ... wrangler: Morocco
Paul Abraham ... craft service
Hassan Amiri ... representative: C.C.M.
Majid Balafrej ... assistant accountant: Morocco
Jinane Benzaida ... production secretary: Morocco (as Jinane Ben Zaida)
Géraldine Bergé ... production assistant: Morocco
Linden Bierman-Lytle ... accounting clerk
Craig Blumenthal ... assistant: Rosalie Swedlin
Michael Buster ... dialect coach
Patricia Carr ... production consultant: Marocco
Mohammed Chaoui ... wrangler: Morocco
Vicky Choy ... assistant: George W. Perkins (as Vicky '99' Choy)
El Mokhtar Chrouk ... interpreter: Morocco
Gerrard Coffey ... US assistant accountant: Morocco unit
Khalid El Fazziri ... assistant coordinating interpreter: Morocco
Sana El Kilali ... accountant: Morocco
Katy Genovese ... payroll accountant (as Katy Tatian Genovese)
Karen Golden ... script supervisor
Hind Hanif ... production coordinator: Morocco
Khadua Hannoa ... production assistant: Morocco
Thomas Krueger ... production medic
Mark J. Levenstein ... production executive
Chris Machado ... first set production assistant
Lucy Ramirez-Ewart ... production assistant (as Lucy Ramirez)
Dana Reaves Bolla ... US accountant: Morocco unit
Mike Revell ... production accountant
Deborah Ricketts ... film and video researcher
Erin Sahlstrom ... assistant production coordinator
Dina Saunders ... first assistant accountant
Alan Schwartz ... craft service assistant
Charlie Scimone ... craft service
Mary Grace Shaughnessy ... assistant: Michael Keaton
Sarah Spearing ... assistant: Sara Colleton
Lori Taffet ... assistant: Mick Jackson
Jenny Tallent ... production assistant
Amanda Tasse ... office production assistant
John Trujillo ... layout board
Christa Vausbinder ... production coordinator
Kathryn Watkins ... office production assistant
Amy Wilkins ... first set production assistant
Thierry Zemmour ... set location manager: Morocco
Warner Loughlin ... acting coach (uncredited)

Thanks

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John Holliman ... dedicatee
Ed Turner ... dedicatee

Production Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Breaking News - Making History See more »
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Also Known As
  • En direct de Bagdad (France)
  • Live aus Bagdad (Germany)
  • Fuego sobre Bagdad (Spain)
  • Drejtpërdrejt nga Bagdadi (Albania)
  • Прямой эфир из Багдада (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The reason CNN is approved to use the four-wire is said to be because the ministry believes them to be "fair and balanced". FOX News' motto is "fair and balanced". See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Features Tremors (1990). See more »
Quotes Ingrid Formanek: Say this- "La tapar, ana Sahaffi".
Robert Wiener: La tapar, ana Sahaffi.
Ingrid Formanek: Pretty good.
Robert Wiener: What does it mean?
Ingrid Formanek: "Don't shoot, I'm a journalist".
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