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Switching Channels (1988)

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

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The Governor
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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 »

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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

John L. Sullivan IV: Siegenthaler! Kick satellite 11 for Christ's sakes!
[kicks satellite]
John L. Sullivan IV: Again!
[kicks again]
John L. Sullivan IV: Perfect!
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Version of His Girl Friday (1940) See more »

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Nice Updating of the Front Page
9 March 2001 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

I thought the updating of the Front Page to the electronic era was surprisingly relevant and poignant. Henry Gibson is a standout in an excellent cast. The laughs and stories are updated for modern audiences and lose surprisingly little in the translation. The chemistry between Reynolds and Turner is pretty hot. All in all quite entertaining.


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