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Medium Cool

Medium Cool(1969)

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Brief Synopsis

John Cassellis is the toughtest TV-news-reporter around. He becomes an expert in reporting about violence in the ghetto and racial tensions. But he discovers that his network helps the FBI by letting them look at his tapes to find suspects. When he protests he is fired and goes to the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Cast & Crew

Haskell Wexler Director
Robert Forster John Cassellis
Verna Bloom Eileen Horton
Harold Blankenship Harold Horton
Sid McCoy Frank Baker
Robert McAndrew Pennybaker
William Sickingen News Director Karlin
Beverly Younger Rich lady
Marrian Walters Social worker
Edward Croke Plainclothesman
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info:  New York opening: 27 Aug 1969
Release Date:  1969 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  H & J Pictures
Duration(mins):  110 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Splendid Robert Forster

    Adventure 2012-02-07

    This movie made me a movie fan and I respect the work of Robert Forster as star of Medium Cool for his brave and compelling performance. MORE>

  • Medium Cool (1969)

    James Higgins 2009-12-15

    This is one of those films where you have to put your mindset in the year it was made. This was quite unique and revolutionary at the time, particularly... MORE>

  • Real History Becomes Real Cinema...

    G.P. Stojcevic 2007-08-12

    The Chicago Convention of 1968 was the point at which America was almost plunged into another Civil War. The nation was torn apart by the Vietnam War, the... MORE>