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Christine (2016)

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The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.

Director:

Antonio Campos

Writer:

Craig Shilowich
5 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Hall ... Christine
Michael C. Hall ... George
Tracy Letts ... Michael
Maria Dizzia ... Jean
J. Smith-Cameron ... Peg
Timothy Simons ... Steve (as Tim Simons)
Kim Shaw ... Andrea
John Cullum ... Bob Andersen
Morgan Spector ... Doctor Parsons
Jayson Warner Smith ... Mitch
Kimberley Drummond ... Gail
Lindsay Ayliffe ... Capt. Frank Basil
Susan Pourfar ... Miranda
Rachel Hendrix ... Crystal
David Foster David Foster ... Bandaged Man
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Storyline

The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.

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Taglines:

The shocking true story that changed the face of television.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of disturbing violence and for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Throughout the film, Mike keeps insisting that everybody "learn the Akais". Akai (now defunct) was one of the pioneers in the transitions from film to video in the early 1970's. With film being so expensive it gave news stations the cheaper option of recording on video cameras and storing it on VHS and similar formats rather than film. The downside was that these formats were not built for longevity and as such, a lot of VHS material was lost and never archived properly. Christine's Akai indeed became a popular and convenient option throughout the 1970's and even up to the early 1990's in some news stations. The Akai company also manufactured VCRs, VHS/DVD player combos, camcorders and CRT television sets until its collapse in 2001. The company now belongs to Akai Sales Pte Ltd, headquartered in Singapore, and has shifted its focus largely to musical instruments. See more »

Goofs

When Christine covers the fire of the chain-smoking guy in the trailer he mentioned the smoke alarm had low batteries. Nobody had smoke alarms in their homes in 1974. See more »

Quotes

George: You wanna maybe get some dinner tonight?
Christine: Maybe.
George: You know, fork, knife, plate, food, *dinner*.
Christine: I don't... I don't get it.
George: Chubbuck, I'm not gonna bite you. I feel like we're always about to make some breakthrough to some new level of connectivity, but something gets in the way.
Christine: Dinner?
George: Yeah.
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Crazy Credits

The credits don't roll, but are in still form. See more »

Connections

Features Carnival of Souls (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Leaving It All Up To You
Written by Don Harris, Dewey Terry Jr.
Performed by Sonny & Cher
Published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC / Venice Music
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company/Atco Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV licensing
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An uncomfortable experience, but it's really well acted.
11 January 2017 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I hadn't really read anything about the plot of the film. I only heard the praise for Hall and so I decided to give it a go. A few minutes in and I realized what real-life event it was going to be about and it really soured my mood. It's just not a fun film to watch at all. I've read so much about the real life person that the whole thing was just a very depressing experience. It's hard for me o accurately judge the film as a whole but I can say that Rebecca Hall is devastatingly effective here. There are no false notes in her performance at all and I am tempted to say that it is one of the finest portrayals of depression I have ever seen in a film. She makes you absolutely feel her pain and her sorrow and it all becomes so powerful that it makes the whole thing even more grim. She should be getting all of the award nominations possible and the fact that she has flown so under the radar is absolutely criminal.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,384, 16 October 2016

Gross USA:

$298,525

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$313,465
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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