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Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)

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A look at the career of 60 Minutes (1968) newsman, Mike Wallace.

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Avi Belkin
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Credited cast:
Mike Wallace ... Self (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Spiro Agnew ... Self (archive footage)
Jonathan Alter ... Self (archive footage)
Yasser Arafat ... Self (archive footage) (as Yasir Arafat)
Menachem Begin ... Self (archive footage)
Jack Benny ... Self (archive footage)
Thomas Hart Benton ... Self (archive footage)
Emile Zola Berman ... Self (archive footage)
David Boies ... Self (archive footage)
Ben Bradlee ... Self (archive footage)
Ed Bradley ... Self (archive footage)
Tom Brokaw ... Self (archive footage)
Johnny Carson ... Self (archive footage)
Dick Cavett ... Self (Voice) (archive footage)
Mickey Cohen ... Self (archive footage)
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For over fifty years, 60 Minutes' fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the 20th century's most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, Mike Wallace Is Here interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike's storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today's precarious tipping point.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some violent images, language and smoking. | See all certifications »
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Bill O'Reilly: This is gonna embarrass you Wallace. So are you ready to be embarrassed? Playboy magazine wrote that Bill O'Reilly is the most feared interviewer since Mike Wallace. You were the driving force behind my career. I always tell everyone. "You got a problem with me, he's responsible. So if you don't like me.. you go to Wallace."
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Features The Mike Wallace Interview (1957) See more »

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Tick Of The Clock
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Sort of a mess....
19 December 2019 | by gimmeDVSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of, a practitioner of, and now a researcher of journalism and its impact on the world -- but did not grow up knowing who Mike Wallace was, until I was a young adult. I've read his biography, seen clips, and have followed the history of 60 minutes as an important institution among American Journalism -- so, I had high hopes for the documentary "Mike Wallace is Here". However, what I walked away with was the feeling that Mr. Wallace's film library is a treasure to delve into, I did feel like this film doesn't really do justice to who Mike Wallace was, and the legacy he left behind. The technique of splicing a bunch of footage, while certainly compelling, both of interviews done by and of Mike Wallace just didn't really congeal very well into a coherent story, and I ultimately was disappointed at the end.

I think that the filmmaker not only wanted to show who Mike Wallace was, but also what impact his style of journalism left on the profession, with some nods to our current post-fact world. Any of these topics on their own would have worked well, but putting them all together, makes the film somewhat incoherent.


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Release Date:

25 June 2020 (UK) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$19,437, 28 July 2019

Gross USA:

$281,245

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$281,245
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