The Image (1990 film)

The Image
Written by Brian Rehak
Directed by Peter Werner
Starring Albert Finney
John Mahoney
Kathy Baker
Swoosie Kurtz
Marsha Mason
Spalding Gray
Theme music composer James Newton Howard
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Steven R. McGlothen
Ron Roth
Cinematography Neil Roach
Editor(s) Steven Cohen
Running time 89 minutes
Production company(s) Citadel Entertainment
HBO Films
Original network HBO
Original release
  • January 27, 1990 (1990-01-27)

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.


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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