Good Night and Good Luck

This publicity photo released by Warner Bros., shows actor David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow in a scene from "Good Night and Good Luck." The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best drama picture Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, and Strathairn was nominated for best actor in a film drama.(AP Photo/Warner Independent Pictures, Melinda Sue Gordon)
During the Cold War of the 1950s, pioneering CBS broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow goes on the air to expose the dangerous excesses of U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy, whose pursuit of alleged Communists within the U.S. government has taken an ugly turn.

Cast:color> David Straithairn, George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Ray Wise, Frank Langella, Jeff Daniels

Director:color> George Clooney

Script By:color> George Clooney and Grant Heslov

Cinematographer:color> Robert Elswit

Studio:color> Warner Independent Pictures

U.S. release date:color> Sept. 23, 2005

Runtime:color> 90 minutes

MPAA Rating:color> PG for mild thematic elements and brief language