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Max Headroom Pirating Incident (1987)

Illegal broadcast showing Max Headroom Impostor doing non-sense things and obscenities, shown over sports news and "Doctor Who" episode, which became cult phenomena as culprits were never captured.

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Illegal broadcast showing Max Headroom Impostor doing non-sense things and obscenities, shown over sports news and "Doctor Who" episode, which became cult phenomena as culprits were never captured.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Max Headroom 1987 Pirating Incident See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Some days after the incident, Chicago's NBC used clips from the incident as a joke during their newscast. See more »

Goofs

The actor's mouth can be seen briefly several times over the course of the video. See more »

Quotes

Max:: That does it! He's a freakin' nerd!
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Crazy Credits

There's no credits at all. See more »

Alternate Versions

The first version shown was cut on 30 seconds, the second was 90 seconds. Bootleg version are more or less longer depending on amount of "Dr.Who" footage used. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Max Headroom (1987) See more »

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freakin Weird

The Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion was a television signal hijacking that occurred in Chicago, Illinois, United States on the evening of November 22, 1987. It is an example of what is known in the television business as broadcast signal intrusion. The intruder was successful in interrupting two broadcast television stations within the course of three hours. The hijackers were never identified.

the whole purpose of this illegal footage is all a bit of banter really and not to be taken seriously(of course) i found it a bit uncomfortable because its so weird but after watching it on you tube a few times it gets funnier, because its been 29 years now i think the pirate should turn himself in as long the FBI promise not to press charges


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