18 certificateMedium Cool is a Film programme that first aired in 1969 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Medium Cool is a 4 star programme

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Medium Cool (1969)

Directed by
Haskell Wexler

Compelling drama which intersperses real footage with fictional scenes to portray the events surrounding the notorious 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. As violence erupts between anti-Vietnam War protesters and the authorities, a TV cameraman gradually metamorphoses from uninvolved observer to shocked participant. The title puns critic Marshall McLuhan's dictum that television is a 'cool medium'.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 130 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1969

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Christine Bergstrom...Dede
Harold Blankenship...Harold
Verna Bloom...Eileen
Peter Bonerz...Gus
Peter Boyle...Gun Clinic Manager
Image for Robert ForsterRobert Forster...John Cassellis
Charles Geary...Buddy
Marianna Hill...Ruth
Doug Kimball...Newscaster
Robert McAndrew...Pennybaker
Sid McCoy...Frank Baker
William Sickinger...News Director Karlin
Haskell Wexler...Cameraman on Scaffold
Beverly Younger...Rich Lady
Marrian Walters...Social worker