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Switching Channels (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 4 March 1988 (USA)
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A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.

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Storyline

Sully is the producer of a cable news network program. Christy is his ex-wife and best reporter. Her desire to quit the news business and marry Blaine, a sporting goods manufacturer comes as an innocent man is about to be executed. Sully's attempts to keep her in town and break up her upcoming marriage happen against the backdrop of a botched execution, a prison break and a possible pardon. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Tonight's News. Romance. Scandal. Intrigue. And that's just behind the camera!

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Comedy | Crime

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4 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Cambio marito  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,129,999 (USA)
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Trivia

When on the phone inquiring about the train tickets Blaine (Christopher Reeve), mentions something about it "Being like North by Northwest (1959)". Cary Grant, who starred in His Girl Friday (1940) (like Switching Channels (1988), one of many remakes of The Front Page (1931)), starred in North by Northwest (1959). See more »

Goofs

When Christy is chasing Ike, she loses her shoes, and leaves them behind. However, after catching and directing Ike to the news building, Christy is seen entering the building putting her shoes back on, though she never returned to retrieve them. See more »

Quotes

Christy Colleran: Blaine knows everything about food.
John L. Sullivan IV: Now that's important. to know EVERYTHING about food.
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References The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981) See more »

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I loved it
1 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I loved this movie. I thought Kathleen Turner and Burt Reynolds were great together. Christopher Reeves was perfect. I loved the inventiveness of hiding the criminal in the bottom space of the copier as opposed to the roll top desk used in His gal Friday. I am just sorry that this is not available anywhere. If you liked Burt in this try to find Rent a Cop with Liza Minelli. Forgive spelling error in actors names.


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