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The Paper (1994)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 25 March 1994 (USA)
NYC tabloid editor Henry is faced with tough decisions while he faces several serious life challenges and a tempting job offer.

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Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, Henry's nemesis, impose unpopular cutbacks. Henry's wife Martha, a hugely pregnant former reporter of his, is fed up because he has so little time for his family. He is therefore considering an offer from Paul Bladden to edit a paper like the New York Times, which would mean more money, shorter hours, more respectability...but might also be a bit boring for his tastes. But a hot story soon confronts Henry with tough decisions. Written by Reid Gagle

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Never let the truth get in the way of a good story See more »

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,824,341 (USA)
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Marisa Tomei's nickname in the movie is "Marty" which is uttered by Michael Keaton's character a few times. See more »

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As the new "They Didn't Do It" headline picture is being emitted from the laser printer, the accompanying audio is that of a dot matrix printer. See more »

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[In prison]
Second Kid: Man, I'm so scared.
First Kid: Don't talk.
Second Kid: Yeah, what am I supposed to do?
First Kid: Stay awake.
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MEND THIS BROKEN HEART
Written by Jim Lang
Performed by Beth Hooker
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A Slick but Superficial Comedy Drama with an Impressive All-Star Cast
8 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE PAPER was a glossy but substance-challenged comedy drama that is supposed to provide an incisive look into the daily running of a large metropolitan newspaper. Michael Keaton stars as Henry Hackett, a maverick reporter trying to get the facts accurate on the biggest story of the decade while simultaneously chasing down a better job at another paper. The impressive supporting cast includes Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Marisa Tomei, Randy Quaid, Jason Alexander, Catherine O'Hara, Spalding Gray, Lynne Thigpen, and a classy cameo by Jason Robards as the paper's publisher. No, there's not a lot going on here, but the all-star cast makes it worth a peek.


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