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Lip Service (1988)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  14 February 1994 (Portugal)
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A young news reporter schemes to take over the job of a veteran news anchor whose ratings he's been hired to promote.

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Lennard 'Len' Burdette
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Gilbert 'Gil' Hutchinson
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Jerry
Fran Brill ...
Debbie
John C. Jones ...
Hank
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Woman P.A.
Scott Zigler ...
Salesman #1
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Salesman #2
Christopher Kaldor ...
'Hunter' (Ken)
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Walter the 'Weather Moose'
Brenda Huggins ...
Reporter
Michael Feingold ...
Warren Yarlsberg
Lois Taylor ...
Teacher #1
Paul Krafin ...
Teacher #2
Hoda Baron ...
Teacher #3
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A young news reporter schemes to take over the job of a veteran news anchor whose ratings he's been hired to promote.

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Gilbert 'Gil' Hutchinson: You know it's strange, you look like a human being, I mean you speak clearly enough, yet I have absolutely no idea what you're trying to say.
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Open Heart/Open Eyes
Written and Performed by David Yazbek
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Good and incisive; an unsung gem
25 September 1999 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

This non-theatrical, HBO TV movie is as good and incisive a comedic look at the lower levels of the TV-station/news business as the classic Network(1976) is to the upper echelons. Dunne & Dooley excel in this all but unseen, unacclaimed,subtly ruthless spoof of the (lack of) values, the disloyalty and insincerity, and the ignorance of mediocre TV talents.

I didn't realize that William Macy directed this early effort until I discovered the fact here. Not surprised. The wit and intelligent restraint he exhibits as an actor ("Fargo," Pleasantville," even "Civil Action") are evident here, too. And there's Felicity Huffman in an early acting turn, too.


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