Winchell Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Winchell the Movie

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Flamboyant biopic of powerful journalist/radio personality Walter Winchell (Tucci), whose career stretched from the 1930s into the '50s. Winchell blurred the line between hard news and tabloid gossip and used his influence politically to re-elect President Roosevelt and get the U.S. involved in WWII. But he was also arrogant and mean-spirited and his grandiosity eventually proved to be his downfall. Based on the 1976 book "Walter Winchell: His Life and Times" by Winchell's longtime ghostwriter Herman Klurfeld.

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HBO, 1100 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, Phone: (212)512-7400, Fax: (212)512-7498, URL: http://www.hbo.com, Remarks: Online sales through www.store.hbo.com

Available on VHS
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
This Is Your Life, Period Piece: 20th Century, Front Page, Radio
Screenplay
Scott Abbott
Cast
Stanley Tucci, Paul Giamatti, Glenne Headly, Christopher Plummer, Xander Berkeley, Kevin Tighe, Frank Medrano, Vic Polizos, Megan Mullally, Victoria Platt
Cinematography
Robbie Greenberg
Director
Paul Mazursky
Music
Bill Conti
Producer
Stanley Wlodkowski, Rob Fried, HBO Pictures

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