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Shot in black and white, this historical drama reconstructs journalist Edward R. Murrow's attack on Senator Joseph McCarthy's crackdown on possible communist sympathizers within the United States. This war of words forever changed America and TV news.
Why Is Good Night and Good Luck Rated PG?
Good Night and Good Luck is rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language.
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Content concerns are limited to extensive smoking (nearly every scene is fogged by cigarette smoke) and a suicide using a gas stove. Social drinking is depicted, and a couple of mild profanities are included.
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DVD Release Date: 15 March 2006
Actor-director-screenwriter George Clooney and producer-screenwriter Grant Heslov provide an in-depth, behind the scenes commentary on Good Night and Good Luck. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.