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      Winchell

      R Released Nov 21, 1998 1 hr. 50 min. Biography List
      83% 6 Reviews Tomatometer 71% 100+ Ratings Audience Score This docudrama chronicles the life of gossip columnist Walter Winchell (Stanley Tucci). Rising to fame in the mid-1930s, Winchell helps usher in the age of tabloid journalism with his talent for digging up dirt about the rich and powerful. By the 1950s, Winchell has secured his place as America's leader in controversy -- even if his prose comes courtesy of ghostwriter Herman Klurfeld (Paul Giamatti). But the tables turn when Winchell finds himself at the center of a high-profile scandal. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I knew nothing about Winchell before seeing this movie. I found the movie interesting and the performances well done. I recommend this movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Walter Goodman New York Times It's a busy show, and Mr. Tucci carries it along at a vigorous pace. Dec 2, 2017 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 2, 2005 Full Review Tony Medley tonymedley.com Not "Sweet Smell of Success," but not bad. Rated: 4/5 May 11, 2005 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 3/5 Feb 7, 2005 Full Review Dan Lybarger Nitrate Online A biopic that's as lively and vivid as its subject. Rated: 4/5 Jul 2, 2003 Full Review Tony Toscano Talking Pictures (U.S.) Rated: 2/5 Dec 1, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis This docudrama chronicles the life of gossip columnist Walter Winchell (Stanley Tucci). Rising to fame in the mid-1930s, Winchell helps usher in the age of tabloid journalism with his talent for digging up dirt about the rich and powerful. By the 1950s, Winchell has secured his place as America's leader in controversy -- even if his prose comes courtesy of ghostwriter Herman Klurfeld (Paul Giamatti). But the tables turn when Winchell finds himself at the center of a high-profile scandal.
      Director
      Paul Mazursky
      Executive Producer
      Robert N. Fried, Richard J. Zinman
      Screenwriter
      Scott Abbott, Herman Klurfeld
      Distributor
      Mediacs AG, Main Pictures, Home Box Office (HBO) [us], Warner Home Vídeo
      Production Co
      Fried Films
      Rating
      R, TV-MA
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 21, 1998, Wide
      Release Date (DVD)
      Sep 12, 2006
      Sound Mix
      Stereo