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A veteran reporter, Peter Brackett who is enjoying his newly found fame through his book "White Lies" is asked by his newspaper " Chicago Chronicle" to report a train crash. At the accident site he takes notice of a new lady reporter , Sabrina Peterson. Brackett's complacency is given a rude shock by Sabrina with her report in the Chicago Globe on the train crash. What follows next is a mad race between the two professional rivals to cook up the events leading up to the crash. After the initial mad reporting, both settle down to get the facts , which lead them to complimentary facts. Both gets setup to get killed at the same spot, from which they evade and they agree to work together. Initially they lack the trust on each other. They join hands together at work and in life to reveal the bigger truth that got concealed beneath the train crash. Written by
Thejus Joseph Jose
Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte reportedly did not get along throughout filming. Nolte would go on to say that this was the worst movie he had ever done while Roberts later said that Nolte was the worst actor she had ever worked with. See more »
The lighting during the scene by the lake when Sabrina, completely naked and wet and hiding behind Peter to shield herself from the boy scouts, changes from shot to shot, at some points being early morning and in other shots being late afternoon. Sabrina's messy wet hair is also inconsistent during this scene. See more »
Honey, we've been rescued.
[Peter steps forward, Sabrina, completely naked and wet, grabs him and pulls him back, going from an embarrassed smile to great alarm]
What are you dong?
Don't do this to me, please.
Was I hearing things, or did you call me a second rate novelist?
I-I... I was kidding. I've never even read your book. I'm sure it's quite brilliant.
[steps forward; Sabrina is forced to step with him]
Oh, what are you doing? Walk backwards!
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The attempt is there...but the results aren't even mixed
Handsomely-produced 1940s throwback has two modern-day reporters for rival Chicago newspapers both covering a train-wreck, eventually teaming up to get all the shady details. Casting Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte in the leads might've been a gamble that paid off, but the ruff-n-bitchy chemistry they try to create doesn't click, mainly because the lines in the script are so stale. The picture looks expensive, and the plot isn't a con (I suppose it is fully thought out), but who even wants to see Julia Roberts in a Tracy-Hepburn knock-off like this? And who wants to see her kissing Nick Nolte? The whole concept is, well, Troubled. *1/2 from ****
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