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Broadcast News (1987) Poster

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Directed by 

James L. Brooks

Writing Credits  

James L. Brooks ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Blair Litton (as Joan Cusak)
Peter Hackes ...
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Robert Katims ...
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George Weln
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Gerald Grunick
Kimber Shoop ...
Young Tom
Dwayne Markee ...
Young Aaron
Gennie James ...
Young Jane
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Jane's Dad
Amy Brooks ...
Jane Welch ...
Anne Merriman
Jonathan Benya ...
Clifford Altman
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Mercenary
Sally Knight ...
Lila
Manuel Alvarez ...
Spanish Cameraman
Luis Valderrama ...
Guerilla Leader
Francisco García ...
Guerilla Soldier
Richard Thomsen ...
General McGuire
Nat Benchley ...
Commander (as Nathan Benchley)
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Date-Rape Woman
Nicholas D. Blanchet ...
Weekend News Producer
Maura Moynihan ...
Makeup Woman
Chuck Lippman ...
Floor Manager
Nannette Rickert ...
Paul's Secretary
Timothy W. White ...
Edward Towne (as Tim White)
Peggy Pridemore ...
Tom's Soundwoman
Emily Crowley ...
Emily
Gerard Ender ...
Newsroom Worker (as Gerald Ender)
David Long ...
Donny
Joshua Billings ...
Chyron Operator (as Josh Billings)
Glenn Faigen ...
Technical Director
Robert Grevemberg Jr. ...
Technical Director
Richard Pehle ...
Control Room Director
James V. Franco ...
Weekend News Director
Jimmy Mel Green ...
Assistant Director
Raoul N. Rizik ...
Assistant Director
Mike Skehan ...
Technician
Franklyn L. Bullard ...
Audio Visual Engineer
Glen Roven ...
News Theme Writer
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News Theme Writer
Alex Mathews ...
Lecture Host
Steve Smith ...
Aaron's Cameraman
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Aaron's Soundwoman (as Martha L. Smith)
Cynthia B. Hayes ...
Mother in Hall
Dean Nitz ...
Young Tough
Phil Ugel ...
Young Tough
Lance Wain ...
Young Tough
Susan Marie Feldman ...
Ellen
Jean Bourne Carinci ...
Tom's Female Colleague
M. Fekade-Salassie ...
Cab Driver
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Uniformed Cop (as Jerry Gough)
Robert Rasch ...
Defense Dept. Spokesman
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NATO Spokesman
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Angry Messenger (as John Cusak)
John Badila ...
Guest at Ball
Heather Ehlers ...
Guest at Ball
Arlene M. Dillon ...
Guest at Ball
Sam Samuels ...
Guest at Ball
Rochelle Deering ...
Woman at Speech
Albert Murphy Sr. ...
Man in Airport
Eleanore C. Kopecky ...
Woman in Airport
J. Alan Thomas ...
Airport Cabbie (as Jeffrey Alan Thomas)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hans Bachmann ...
Man at Speech (uncredited)
Brad Baker ...
Businessman (uncredited)
Tipper Burton ...
Mailroom Clerk (uncredited)
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Newsroom Staff (uncredited)
Denise King ...
Copy Runner (uncredited)
Nancy Kirk ...
Airport traveler (uncredited)
Jack Larravide ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Produced by 

James L. Brooks ... producer
Penney Finkelman Cox ... co-producer
Polly Platt ... executive producer
Kristi Zea ... associate producer
Susan Zirinsky ... associate producer

Music by 

Bill Conti

Cinematography by 

Michael Ballhaus ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Richard Marks

Casting By 

Ellen Chenoweth

Production Design by 

Charles Rosen

Set Decoration by 

Jane Bogart

Costume Design by 

Molly Maginnis

Makeup Department 

Colleen Callaghan ... hair stylist (as Colleen Callahan)
Carl Fullerton ... makeup artist
Craig Lyman ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management 

David V. Lester ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Yudi Bennett ... first assistant director
Barbara Bruno ... second second assistant director
David Sardi ... second assistant director
Peter Schindler ... assistant director: second unit

Art Department 

Sharon Barnebey ... stand-by painter
William Borum ... swing gang
Steve Callas ... construction foreman
Harold Fuhrman ... set designer
Bruce J. Gfeller ... construction coordinator
Dick Girod ... paint boss
Randy Gunter ... assistant property master
Sherman Labby ... illustrator
James Michael Mullen ... lead man: Washington (as James Mullen)
Howard Sachs ... swing gang
Art Schneider ... lead man
Mark Wade ... property master
Mentor Huebner ... production illustrator (uncredited)
William Kellow ... construction propmaker (uncredited)
Robert Van Dyke ... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Beth Bergeron ... supervising adr editor
Joseph F. Brennan ... boom operator (as Joseph Brennan)
Thomas Causey ... sound mixer
Bob Cornett ... temporary dubbing editor
Jacqueline Cristianini ... dialogue editor
Patrick Drummond ... sound effects editor
Jessica Gallavan ... adr editor
Robert Grieve ... supervising sound editor
Anne Grodzicki ... assistant sound editor
Margaret Guinee ... apprentice sound editor
Grover B. Helsley ... additional sound re-recordist (as Grover Helsley)
Wilt Henderson ... assistant sound editor
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist (as Ellen Huer)
John Hoeren ... assistant sound editor
Rick Kline ... re-recording mixer
Dave Kulczycki ... dialogue editor
Gregg Landaker ... additional sound re-recordist
Beth Lynk ... assistant sound editor
Cindy Marty ... foley editor
Steve Maslow ... additional sound re-recordist
Donald O. Mitchell ... re-recording mixer
Kevin O'Connell ... re-recording mixer
Charleen Richards ... adr recordist (as Charlene Richards)
John Roesch ... foley artist
Jeff Rosen ... adr editor
Frank Smathers ... dialogue editor
Tracey Smith ... temporary dubbing editor (as Tracy Smith)
Rich Steven ... temporary dubbing editor
Mark P. Stoeckinger ... foley editor (as Mark Stoeckinger)
D.C. Valentine ... cable person
Cyndi Vaughan ... assistant sound editor
Linda Whittlesey ... sound effects editor
Gary Wright ... temporary dubbing editor
Jack Keller ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Clayton R. Marsh ... opticals

Stunts 

Jery Hewitt ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Florian Ballhaus ... second assistant camera
Steven Benioff ... video assistant
Winter Byrd ... video camera crew
Jerry DeBlau ... best boy
John W. DeBlau ... gaffer (as John DeBlau)
Douglas A. Degrazzio ... video technician (as Douglas DeGrazzio)
David M. Dunlap ... camera operator (as David Dunlap)
Brian Fitzsimons ... best boy grip
Dennis Gamiello ... key grip
Kerry Hayes ... still photographer
Gregg Heschong ... director of photography: second unit
Bruce Kissel ... video camera crew
Gábor Kövér ... first assistant camera (as Gabor Kover)
Ronald Lamendola ... key grip: Washington
Greg Larson ... video camera crew
John Lowry ... dolly grip
Van Scarboro ... video technician
Stuart Stein ... second assistant camera
Frank Tobin ... best boy: Los Angeles
James Woodward Sr. ... gaffer: Washington
Missy Boswell ... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
George Palmer ... video engineer (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Barbara Harris ... voice casting
Paula Herold ... additional casting
Ed Arenas ... casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Oda Groeschel ... costumer: women
G. Tony Scarano ... costumer: men (as Tony Scarano)
Catherine Adair ... assistant costume designer (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Kevin Barlia ... apprentice editor
M. Pam Blumenthal ... additional editor
Marly Carpenter ... apprentice editor
Margaret Goodspeed ... assistant editor
Bob Hagans ... color timer
Julie Hall ... apprentice editor
Stephanie Lowry ... apprentice editor (as Stephanie Ng)
Barbara Marks ... additional editor
David Moritz ... assistant editor
Michael Mulconery ... assistant editor
David Rawlins ... additional editor
Karen I. Stern ... first assistant editor
Donah Bassett ... negative cutter (uncredited)
Dale E. Grahn ... color timer (uncredited)
Marc Wielage ... digital colorist (uncredited)

Location Management 

Stuart Neumann ... location manager
Peggy Pridemore ... location assistant
Tom Trigo ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department 

Bob Badami ... music editor
Sally Boldt ... assistant music editor
Michel Camilo ... composer: newsroom theme
Lee De Carlo ... scoring mixer (as Lee DeCarlo)
Jack Eskew ... orchestrator
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Julie Giroux ... orchestrator (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

David Siegel ... transportation coordinator
Skip Wilson ... transportation captain (as Frederick Wilson)

Other crew 

Lisa Bailey ... assistant to producers
Mary Bailey ... script supervisor
Jan Sebastian Ballhaus ... production assistant (as Sebastian Ballhaus)
Saul Bass ... title designer
Diane Brooks ... senior production associate
Richard Clark ... video coordinator
David Davis ... special advisor
Barbara Duncan ... executive assistant: Mr. Brooks
Lynsey Evans ... production assistant
Paul Germain ... senior production associate
Clay A. Griffith ... production assistant (as Clay Griffith)
Craig Knizek ... production assistant
Kathi Levine ... assistant accountant
Patty MacDonald ... secretary: Mr. Brooks (as Patricia R. MacDonald)
Maggie Murphy ... production assistant (as Margaret Murphy)
Jeffrey A. Okun ... title coordinator (as Jeff Okun)
Jay Roberts ... accountant (as Lewis J. Roberts)
Richard Sakai ... executive: Gracie Films
Catherine Schellhorn ... production secretary
Anne Marie Stein ... unit publicist
Cynthia Streit ... production coordinator
Catherine Webb ... auditor
Ricardo Whitson ... craft service
Charlie Wilson ... technical coordinator
Elaine Bass ... title designer (uncredited)
Sondra Dee Boyachek ... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Kate Karpinski ... stand-in (uncredited)
Linda Olszewski ... production assistant (uncredited)
William L. Wright ... stand-in (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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