7.2/10
22,511
133 user 57 critic

Broadcast News (1987)

Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Blair Litton (as Joan Cusak)
Peter Hackes ...
...
...
Robert Katims ...
...
George Weln
...
Gerald Grunick
Kimber Shoop ...
Young Tom
Dwayne Markee ...
Young Aaron
Gennie James ...
Young Jane

What You Missed at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

From the madness of the convention floor to the emotional panel reveals and star-studded interviews, catch up on all the unforgettable sights from Comic-Con.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's the story of their lives.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

25 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Network News  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$51,249,404 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Glen Roven: The Emmy Award winning music composer as a News Theme Writer. See more »

Goofs

Although it's not made clear, among the last scenes of the movie is Tom on a mobile lounge, which takes on passengers at the terminal at Dulles Airport and then lowers to travel to other terminals (they once went right to the aircraft). Tom's lounge moves away from the camera without first lowering. These mobile lounges were used at Dulles International Airport (IAD) in northern Virginia. The airport scenes between Holly Hunter and William Hurt take place at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) in Maryland. See more »

Quotes

Aaron: [as Arnold Schwarzenneger] See ya in da lobbies.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The suggested new News theme presented in the movie, including the "big finish!". See more »

Connections

Featured in The 60th Annual Academy Awards (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Midnight Train to Georgia
Written by Jim Weatherly
Performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips
Courtesy of Buddah Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Terrific and smart
5 July 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I'm sitting around going through movie listings and not really seeing anything I want to see. My appetite keeps saying, "Something like BROADCAST NEWS." That's what I want. Something smart and funny, with adult ideas and great acting and writing, and a directorial style that doesn't call attention to itself. This may well be Hurt's best performance (is this or THE BIG CHILL, to my mind): however eccentric, Hurt is smart, and to play an unintelligent person without making sure -- wink wink -- the audience knows -- wink wink -- hey, I'M not stupid... well, that's fine acting right there. Hunter is note-perfect, and Albert Brooks is a revelation. (And he can read and sing at the same time!) Great, great work.


24 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?