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Broadcast News (1987) (Network News)

Broadcast News                                  (1987)
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William Hurt William Hurt
Tom Grunick
Albert Brooks Albert Brooks
Aaron Altman
Holly Hunter Holly Hunter
Jane Craig
Robert Prosky Robert Prosky
Ernie Merriman
Lois Chiles Lois Chiles
Jennifer Mack
Joan Cusack Joan Cusack
Blair Litton
Peter Hackes Peter Hackes
Paul Moore


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James L. Brooks James L. Brooks
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A good movie

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Basically, this movie is really a 80's classic and, therefore, I was really eager to check it out. Back then, William Hurt was a really hot actor, starring every year in the movies with the highest profile and this movie was definitely one of those. Apparently, Holly Hunter replaced Debra Winger at the last moment and got this part which pretty much launched her career. Basically, this tale is pre... read more
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Description: James Brooks directs William Hurt, Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks in this satirical comedy about three ambitious newscasters. Tom Grunick, a rising anchorman, has plenty of on-camera savvy, personality and good looks but little in the way of brains. He may be dumb as a doornail, but Tom's got the star presence his network needs. Then there's Aaron Altman, a less than good-looking newsman, who's dedicated, diligent and down-to-earth. Aaron would love to be an anchor but he freezes up the moment he's in front of the camera. Spunky, smart news producer Jane Craig is excellent at her job but has difficulty handling the pressure. Can ... (more)
Release date: 25 December 1987
UPC: 086162128936
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