Live from Baghdad (2002)
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As America geared itself for another possible armed conflict in Iraq, the HBO cable service offered a dramatization of events surrounding the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Originally telecast on December 8, 2002, Live From Baghdad recounted the efforts by the CNN network to be first on the scene when hostilities broke out in the Gulf in late 1990. Inaugurating round-the-clock coverage of the warfare with the invasion of Kuwait, dauntless CNN producers Robert Wiener (Michael Keaton) and Ingrid Formanek
Jun 24, 2003
Helena Bonham Carter
Naji Al Hadithi
John Carroll Lynch
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The teleplay from Wiener, Richard Chapman, John Patrick Shanley and Timothy J. Sexton is mostly taut and exciting, except when it pauses for a minimally romantic time out between Wiener and Formanek.
As a movie, Live From Baghdad constitutes another first-class production from HBO.
Mick Jackson's Live From Baghdad works as an entertaining drama, but it provides disappointingly inadequate context in its depiction of the events surrounding the 1991 Gulf War.
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