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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
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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