This is the sequel to "Romancing the Stone" where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life, but are gradually getting bored with each other and this way of life. Joan accepts an ... See full summary »
She's green and eager. He's seasoned and jaded. They're reporters for rival Chicago newspapers assigned to cover the same story. He offers tips and advice; she scoops him. Then, their snappy patter, repartee, and ripostes get romantic even as their competitive juices overflow. Will corrupt scientists at a chemical company whose goats give cancer-causing milk kill the cub and the columnist, or will they escape with their lives and their by-lines to hear wedding bells? Written by
Composer Elmer Bernstein wrote the original score for this film. That score was rejected by the filmmakers, and replaced last minute with David Newman's score. Some of the early movie posters actually showed Elmer's name as the composer. See more »
Peter and Sabrina are told to go to O'Hare Airport in Chicago and catch the overnight plane to Madison, Wisconsin. The drive time from downtown Chicago to downtown Madison is two and a half hours. See more »
Enjoyable though predictable bickering romantic thriller
Combine THE THIN MAN with IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT and THE FRONT PAGE and what do you get? This is an enjoyable thriller - rival newspaper reporters (Nolte playing Jack Nicholson and Roberts playing herself) try to outscoop each other, get drawn into a suspicious cover-up and wind up joining forces (and falling in love) as they single-handedly solve the mystery. Terrible title but some beautiful cinematography and a plot that moves along entertainingly. It's all predictable, but the fun lies in the constant attempts of the two protagonists to outsmart, outscoop and blatantly lie to each other to get the upper hand. Marsha Mason has two scenes playing a Senator (one without dialogue) in a performance that lasts less than a minute, which would tend to indicate her subplot was cut in the editing room. It's long enough at 123 minutes. If you like the stars and want to see a well-done romantic cops and robbers flick, this is a go.
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