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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)

Gross USA:

$9,129,999
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This movie was made and released following on the heels of the 7-time multi-Academy Award nominated and more successful picture, Broadcast News (1987), which had been released a few months earlier. See more »

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When Christie is in Sully's office trying to quit, Sully has his shirt tucked in, when he sits down, his shirt is hanging out with no wrinkles. After he stands up again, he tucks his shirt in. See more »

Quotes

Blaine Bingham: Did you know that Chicago means, "the smell of wild onions?"
John L. Sullivan IV: Did you New York just means, "New York?"
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References The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981) See more »

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Sooo much better than Broadcast News
23 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is really worth rediscovering - Turner and co really throw themselves into it and (shock) Reeve sends himself up excellently (particularly good in the 'vertigo in the lift' scene.

As revealed elsewhere, it's a remake of The Front Page - in fact right now can't think of a better way to spend a rainy afternoon than a double bill of these two in front of a nice fire :-)

So - not going to change your life - but I'll cheer you up.


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