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Good Night, and Good Luck. ()


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Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

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Sig Mickelson
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Edward R. Murrow
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Natalie
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Mili Lerner
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Jazz Singer
Peter Martin ...
Pianist
Christoph Luty ...
Bassist
Jeff Hamilton ...
Drummer
Matt Catingub ...
Saxophonist
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Jesse Zousmer
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John Aaron
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Eddie Scott
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Shirley Wershba
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Joe Wershba
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Fred Friendly
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Palmer Williams
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Colonel Anderson
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Colonel Jenkins
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Don Hewitt
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Charlie Mack
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Don Hollenbeck
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Don Surine
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Mary
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William Paley
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CBS Page
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Stage Manager
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Jimmy
John Kepley ...
CBS Lawyer #1
David Paul Christian ...
CBS Lawyer #2
Joyce Lasley ...
Make-Up Girl
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TV Studio Crewman (uncredited)
Felix J. Boyle ...
Prominant Chicagoan (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Ray Donn ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Joseph Dowd ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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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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Sig Mickelson's Wife (uncredited)
Joseph McCarthy ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
John L. McClellan ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Jesse's Wife (uncredited)
Milo Radulovich ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Senator's Wife (uncredited)
Rochelle Warner ...
Speech Wife (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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George Clooney

Written by

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George Clooney ... (written by) &
Grant Heslov ... (written by)

Produced by

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Marc Butan ... executive producer
Ben Cosgrove ... executive producer
Mark Cuban ... executive producer
Jennifer Fox ... executive producer
Simon Franks ... co-producer
Samuel Hadida ... co-executive producer
Victor Hadida ... co-executive producer
Barbara A. Hall ... co-producer
Grant Heslov ... producer
Zygi Kamasa ... co-producer
Kiyotaka Ninomiya ... co-producer
Chris Salvaterra ... executive producer
Jeff Skoll ... executive producer
Steven Soderbergh ... executive producer
Todd Wagner ... executive producer

Music by

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Jim Papoulis

Cinematography by

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Robert Elswit ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Stephen Mirrione

Editorial Department

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Matt Absher ... second assistant editor
Chris Addis ... dailies digitizer
Stephen P. Arkle ... colorist: dailies (as Sparkle)
Steve Calalang ... scanning technician: Technicolor New York
Joe Cook ... colorist: dailies
Douglas Crise ... first assistant editor
Alex Hernandez ... imaging technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Loc Hoang ... imaging technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Steve Hodge ... imaging technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Christopher Kutcka ... imaging supervisor: Technicolor Digital Intermediates (as Chris Kutcka)
Stephen Nakamura ... digital film colorist: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Mark Sahagun ... digital conform editor: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Gregg Schaublin ... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Kevin Schwab ... imaging technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Brian Ufberg ... assistant editor
Marc Wuertemburg ... post-production: 2929 Entertainment
Christian Zak ... scanning producer: Technicolor New York
Tony Dustin ... assistant digital film colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Ellen Chenoweth

Production Design by

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Jim Bissell

Art Direction by

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Christa Munro

Set Decoration by

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Jan Pascale

Costume Design by

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Louise Frogley

Makeup Department

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Ron Berkeley ... key makeup artist
Carolyn Elias ... hair stylist
Kimberly Felix ... assistant makeup artist (as Kimberly Felix Burke)
Violet Ortiz ... hair stylist
Waldo Sanchez ... hair department head / makeup department head
Kathleen Vercruysse ... assistant makeup artist
Joy Zapata ... key hair stylist
Kim Adrissi ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Elena Arroy ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Barbara Cantu ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Carol Collini ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Ginger Damon ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Edward Morrison ... personal hair stylist (uncredited)
Elizabeth Rabe ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Daniel R. Chavez ... executive in charge of production
Barbara A. Hall ... unit production manager
Peter Phillips ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Melissa V. Barnes ... second assistant director
Richard Gonzales ... second second assistant director
David Webb ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Alan Alvarado ... propmaker
Ellis J. Barbacoff ... assistant property master
Jenny Baum ... on-set dresser (as Jenny D. Baum)
Heidi Baumgarten ... buyer
Tony Bonaventura ... property master
Tony Buccola ... art production assistant
Gae S. Buckley ... set designer (as Gae Buckley)
Alan Burg ... set dresser
Louise Del Araujo ... lead
Robert Danté Denne ... paint foreman
Robert E. Denne ... painter
Duane Fellows ... painter
Edward A. Giron ... labor foreman
Deborah Harman ... set dresser
Karen Higgins ... construction coordinator (as Karen D. Higgins)
Mats Holmberg ... propmaker
Steven Kissick ... general foreman
Charlotte Raybourn ... art department coordinator
Mark Rodriguez ... set dresser
Ronald F. Savini Jr. ... plaster foreman (as Ron Savini)
Susie Thompson ... set dresser
Brian Tipton ... propmaker gang boss
Steven Valenzuela ... gang boss (as Steve R. Valenzuela) / toolman (as Steve R. Valenzuela)
L. David Gordon ... draper (uncredited)
Emily Lawless ... painter (uncredited)
Gregory Lynch Jr. ... carpenter (uncredited)
Richard Robinson ... propmaker (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Lance Brown ... re-recording mixer
Robert Corti ... audio restoration
Susan Dudeck ... dialogue editor
Aaron Glascock ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Eric Gotthelf ... adr mixer
Randall L. Johnson ... boom operator (as Randy Johson)
Pamela Kahn ... foley artist
Mary Jo Lang ... foley mixer
Oscar Mitt ... assistant sound editor
Alyson Dee Moore ... foley artist (as Alyson Moore)
Scott Morgan ... foley recordist (as Scott A. Morgen)
Rocky Quiroz ... utility sound
John Roesch ... foley artist
Curt Schulkey ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Carolyn Tapp ... adr recordist
John Joseph Thomas ... sound effects editor
Edward Tise ... production sound mixer
Jordan O'Neill ... dts sound mastering engineer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ron Bolanowski ... special effects coordinator
Roy K. Cancino ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Ernie Camacho ... compositor: Technicolor Creative Services
Trey Freeman ... compositor: Technicolor Creative Services
Paul Hill ... compositor: Technicolor Creative Services
Joshua Jordan ... compositor: Technicolor Creative Services
John Kearns ... digital restoration:Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Ken Kimble ... compositor: Technicolor Creative Services (as Kenney Kimble)
David Lebovitz ... compositor: Technicolor Creative Services
LaNelle Mason ... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates (as Lanelle Mason)
Eric Myers ... compositor: Technicolor Creative Services
Elizabeth Ostermann ... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Steve Rundell ... vice president of production: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Brad Sutton ... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Caoilfhionn Sweeney ... visual effects producer: Technicolor Creative Services
Wilson Tang ... digital restoration:Technicolor Digital Intermediates

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Amorelli ... rigging electrician
Mike Amorelli ... rigging electrician (as Michael Amorelli)
Colin Anderson ... camera operator
Douglas Bard ... rigging electrician
Scott Barnes ... lighting programmer
Michael Bauman ... chief lighting technician
Arthur Borquez ... rigging grip (as Art Morques)
J.A. Byerly ... rigging gaffer (as JA Byerly)
Mitch Byerly ... rigging electrician
Walter Byrnes ... rigging grip
Robert Clancey ... rigging grip
John T. Connor ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Eric Cross ... dolly grip
Thomas M. Dangcil ... electrician (as Tommy Dangcil)
Joe Garcia ... best boy electric: CBS
William Glasscock ... fixtures
Ivan Gonzalez ... grip
Melinda Sue Gordon ... still photographer
James Heywood ... rigging grip
Barry Idoine ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Steve Irwin ... video playback supervisor
Michael Kenner ... key grip
Alexandra Kravetz ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeff Kunkel ... dolly grip
Paul Lambiase ... rigging grip
John Morris ... best boy grip (as John P. Morris)
Thomas Nead ... rigging electrician (as Tom Nead)
Eric Nieber ... best boy grip: CBS
Simone Perusse ... assistant chief lighting technician
Tom Schurke ... 24 frame video engineer / 24 frame video supervisor
David D. Scott ... video assist
Hank Sheppherd ... key rigging grip
Larissa Supplitt ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Tolochko ... electrician
Matthew W. Williams ... film loader
Ryan Piers Williams ... camera production assistant
Earl C. Williman ... rigging best boy electric (as Earl 'The Badger' Williman)
Andrew Wilson ... rigging grip
Colin Anderson ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
P.J. Gaynard ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Jack M. Guberman ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Michael Lyon ... additional electrician (uncredited)
Damon Marcellino ... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Mark Mele ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Michael Pinkey ... camera operator (uncredited)
Ryan Shopay ... set lighting (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Lynne Redding ... voice casting
Rachel Tenner ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Shandra Beri ... costumer
Lucinda Campbell ... key costumer
Lynda Foote ... costume supervisor
Deborah Latham ... costumer (as Deborah Binkley)
Kanani Wolf ... costumer

Location Management

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Chris Munday ... location manager
Andy Tyler ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Matt Catingub ... music arranger / musician: sax
Jeff Hamilton ... musician: drums
Robert Hurst ... musician: bass
Kevin Koloff ... music counsel
Christoph Luty ... musician: bass
Peter Martin ... musician: piano
Allen Sviridoff ... music supervisor
Leslie Ann Jones ... audio & mixing engineer: soundtrack (uncredited)
Peter Rotter ... music contractor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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David Florio ... driver
Paul Jones ... driver
William 'Scott' Pierson ... transportation captain (as William Scott Pierson)
Dusty Saunders ... transportation coordinator
Paul Saunders ... driver
Patrick Sullivan ... driver (as Patrick L. Sullivan)
Brita McCollough ... cast trailer driver (uncredited)
Brenda Ryan ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Gary M. Barkin ... production counsel: Barkin - Smith (as Gary Barkin)
Susan Bliss ... dubbing: English / subtitling lists
Lonnie Bosak ... office production assistant
Christopher D. Brearton ... counsel: Participant, O'Melveny & Myers
Brinton Bryan ... key set production assistant
P. John Burke ... counsel: 2929
Kenneth T. Deutsch ... counsel: Participant, O'Melveny & Myers
Tad Driscoll ... accountant
Tara Duncan ... assistant: Mr. Heslov
Carey Field ... set production assistant
Billy Greenfield ... set production assistant
Shea Kammer ... assistant accountant
Richard Kapenas ... stock footage restoration: Technicolor Creative Services
Michelle Lankwarden ... assistant production coordinator
Lawrence W. Lichty ... historical consultant
Douglas McClure ... counsel: 2929 (as Douglas B. Mcclure)
Angel McConnell ... assistant: Mr. Clooney (as Angel Mcconnell)
Diane H. Newman ... script supervisor (as Diane Hassinger Newman)
Andrew Noren ... additional film researcher
Lisa Oberhofer ... liaison: BBC/CBS
Kenn Rabin ... archival scene researcher
Jimmy Rich ... assistant/driver for Robert Downey Jr
Jill L. Smith ... production counsel: Barkin - Smith
Bill Smythe ... projectionist
Lorraine Vos ... assistant accountant
Ari Weiss ... office production assistant
Joseph Wershba ... consultant (as Joe Wershba)
Shirley Wershba ... consultant
Nicole Widmyer ... production coordinator
Jeff Winn ... craft service
Marc Gaffen ... production assistant (uncredited)
Vanessa Grayson ... utility stand-in (uncredited)
George A. Parker ... preview supervisor (uncredited)

Thanks

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Fran Bowen ... the filmmakers wish to thank
John Buchanan ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jim Carter ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Yuien Chin ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Julie Currin ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Dan Dipierro ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Andy Friendly ... the filmmakers wish to thank
David T. Friendly ... the filmmakers wish to thank (as David Friendly)
Ruth Friendly ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Brian Fulford ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Charles Gerber ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Grace Goldblatt ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Kyna Hamill ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Michael Henry ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Ronnie James ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Peter Jaszi ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Lori Killam ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jason Krieger ... the producers wish to thank
Lawrence W. Lichty ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Kevin G. Lowery ... the filmmakers wish to thank
J. Fred MacDonald ... the filmmakers wish to thank (as J. Fred Macdonald)
Kristy Manning ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Linda Mason ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Casey Murrow ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Joyce Nakamura ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Milo Radulovich ... the producers wish to thank
Erica Schwartz ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Marika Tur ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Joseph Wershba ... the producers wish to thank (as Joe Wershba)
Shirley Wershba ... the producers wish to thank
Denise Woodgerd ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Mike Zacharia ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the early 1950's, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his producer Fred W. Friendly decided to take a stand and challenge McCarthy and expose him for the fear monger he was. However, their actions took a great personal toll on both men, but they stood by their convictions and helped to bring down one of the most controversial senators in American history. Written by Brian Washington

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Taglines We will not walk in fear of one another. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Good Night, and Good Luck (France)
  • Good Night, and Good Luck - Der Fall McCarthy (Germany)
  • Buenas noches, y buena suerte. (Spain)
  • Head õhtut ja õnn kaasa (Estonia)
  • Iyi geceler, iyi sanslar (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Box Office

Budget $7,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $421,446, 09 Oct 2005

Did You Know?

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Trivia Initially, the famous concluding catchphrase, "Good Night and Good Luck", that became the title of the film, was a habit Edward R. Murrow kept from his London years as a war reporter for the radio, when British people under constant night German bombing systematically ended their conversations with the very same words, uncertain to meet again. See more »
Goofs Bill Paley says to Murrow: "I'm taking your program from a half an hour to an hour." In fact, the program went from an hour to a half hour. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006). See more »
Soundtracks When I Fall in Love See more »
Crazy Credits Even the rating band at the tail of the film is in black and white. See more »
Quotes Edward R. Murrow: We'll split the advertising, Fred and I. He just won't have any presents for his kids at Christmas.
Sig Mickelson: He's a Jew.
Edward R. Murrow: Well don't tell him that. He loves Christmas.
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