RKO 281 Poster

Release Date: 1999

DVD Release Date: April 25th, 2000

R|1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary
Orson Welles (Liev Schreiber), all charisma and stubborn vision, is signed to direct films for RKO Pictures with a startling amount of creative freedom. Welles decides to make production number 281 a disguised biopic of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst (James Cromwell), a film which would come to be known as "Citizen Kane." But Welles doesn't understand just how much clout Hearst yields. When he gets word of the unflattering production, Hearst does everything in his power to stop it.

Cast: Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, Brenda Blethyn, Roy Scheider, David Suchet, Fiona Shaw

Director: Benjamin Ross

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 1930s, Brash, 1940s, Rivalry

Awards

Nominated Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie