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The Image is a 1990 American drama film directed by Peter Werner and written by Brian Rehak. The film stars Albert Finney, John Mahoney, Kathy Baker, Swoosie Kurtz, Marsha Mason and Spalding Gray. The film premiered on HBO on January 27, 1990.[1][2] It was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for Finney and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special for Kurtz.

The Image
Written byBrian Rehak
Directed byPeter Werner
StarringAlbert Finney
John Mahoney
Kathy Baker
Swoosie Kurtz
Marsha Mason
Spalding Gray
Theme music composerJames Newton Howard
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Steven R. McGlothen
Ron Roth
CinematographyNeil Roach
Editor(s)Steven Cohen
Running time89 minutes
Production company(s)Citadel Entertainment
HBO Pictures
Original networkHBO
Original release
  • January 27, 1990 (1990-01-27)



Jason Cromwell (Finney) is a leading TV newsman whose investigation of a bank scandal drives a wrongly accused executive to suicide and forces him to make important decisions about his life and career.



  1. ^ Goodman, Walter (1990-01-26). "TV Weekend - 'Image,' a Drama on Ethics Of Investigative Reporting". Retrieved 2016-02-07.
  2. ^ Jason Ankeny. "The Image (1989) - Peter Werner | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie. Retrieved 2016-06-13.

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