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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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Berger
Ken James ...
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Carvalho
Joe Silver ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Cambio marito  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$9,129,999 (USA)
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Trivia

David Letterman asked Kathleen Turner on his NBC show Late Night with David Letterman (1982) whether this movie was like Broadcast News (1987) in which she replied that it was better than Broadcast News (1987). See more »

Goofs

Before the Ike Roscoe interview is played, it is established that there was no time to edit the tape. however, when it airs, the part with Roscoe performing the magic trick has been edited out. See more »

Quotes

Christy Colleran: This just in: At 12 noon today 15,000 students from all 50 states, will be joined electronically to play "Darktown Strutters Ball" on the kazoo
[starts to chuckle]
Christy Colleran: for the President of the United States.
[starts to laugh harder]
Christy Colleran: The Prestident as you know is a former kazoo player and may wish to join in.
[laughing louder]
Christy Colleran: Wait a minute, wait a minute here, we're doing a story about 15,000 kazoo players and
[mockingly]
Christy Colleran: the President of the United States!
[laughing hysterically]
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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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