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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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Siegenthaler
Al Waxman ...
Berger
Ken James ...
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Zaks
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Carvalho
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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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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,129,999 (USA)
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Burt Reynolds had long been a fan of Cary Grant and it inspired his performance in Rough Cut (1980). In doing the role of John L. Sullivan IV in this picture, Reynolds got to play a part once played by his idol Grant who had played the same role (as Walter Burns) in Howard Hawks earlier filmed version of the Ben Hecht -Charles MacArthur play "The Front Page", His Girl Friday (1940). See more »

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Several times during the movie, the name of the network that Christina and Sully work for is mentioned. Sometimes it's Satellite Network News, other times it's Satellite News Network. See more »

Quotes

The Governor: He's pardoned.
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The Governor: Yes I can. He's pardoned, and he's pardoned, and she's pardoned and you're not!
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Great late 80's comedy
14 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite comedy from the 1980's. I really wish this movie was out on DVD but for now I have to settle for my old VHS of it. It is a remake of the old Cary Grant "His Gal Friday" movie from the 1940's. Christopher Reeve, Burt Reynolds & Kathleen Turner play off one another and have great chemistry together. One funny scene has Christopher Reeve in a glass elevator having a panic attack because he has a fear of heights. This movie also stars Chris Reeve's "Superman I & II" co-star Ned Beaty as a crooked politician running for governor. All in all, this a highly fast passed, really funny comedy. I very much recommend renting this from your local video store.


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