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Christine (2016)

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The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.


Antonio Campos


Craig Shilowich
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Hall ... Christine
Michael C. Hall ... George
Tracy Letts ... Michael
Maria Dizzia ... Jean
J. Smith-Cameron ... Peg
Timothy Simons ... Steve (as Tim Simons)
Kim Shaw ... Andrea
John Cullum ... Bob Andersen
Morgan Spector ... Doctor Parsons
Jayson Warner Smith ... Mitch
Kimberley Drummond ... Gail
Lindsay Ayliffe ... Capt. Frank Basil
Susan Pourfar ... Miranda
Rachel Hendrix ... Crystal
David Foster David Foster ... Bandaged Man


The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.

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The shocking true story that changed the face of television.


Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of disturbing violence and for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


This adaptation of Christine Chubbuck's tragic real life story shares similarities with the fictional tragedy of Arthur Fleck in Joker (2019). Chubbuck and Fleck both suffer from extreme depression and low self-esteem which cripples them on a social level, both live with their mother whom they frequently clash with, both find themselves unable to fulfill their more optimistic and light-hearted career ambitions in a more pessimistic and cynical society, both pine for an unrequited love interest, and in both cases their descent into hopelessness is punctuated by a final act of violence with a gun on live television. Additionally, the song playing during Christine and George's dinner, "Laughing" by The Guess Who, was later featured in promotional material for Joker (2019). See more »


The Sony television in Christine and her mom's living room is a model clearly from no earlier than the late 1970s. See more »


Christine: You were smoking pot! I HATE it when you smoke pot!
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Crazy Credits

End credits end in a white screen with a beep tone. See more »


References An American Family (1973) See more »


Annie's Song
Written by John Denver
Performed by John Denver
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing America
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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28 March 2017 | by johnmartindjSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the 70's soundtrack but found some things disturbing. Some of the songs were beautifully interwoven like "Annie's Song," "Please Come to Boston" and "Rock Your Baby" while other 60's songs were distracting to the feel and style of the movie. The biggest mistake was the song "I'm Leaving It All Up to You" which was a big hit in 1974, the year the movie is set, by Donny and Marie Osmond but instead of using that track the director dug up an old album version by Sonny and Cher from 1966. It was very distracting and the kind of goof that is not necessary if they would have done the smallest research. Otherwise, the cars, computers and clothes were very 70's and helped to set the scene. The Mary Tyler Moore theme was a great addition and I did not find it distracting that they used the lyrics that were changed a few years later. The background news coverage of the Watergate hearings was eerie and set the tone. A very stylish, dark and meaningful piece of art. As a child of that era, I found the film educational and entertaining. Must see.

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Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,384, 16 October 2016

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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