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Director:
Writers (WGA):
David Koepp (written by) &
Stephen Koepp (written by)
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Release Date:
25 March 1994 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Never let the truth get in the way of a good story See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
" We Never Knowingly got a Story Wrong, until tonight, that's what Henry Meant " See more (62 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Keaton ... Henry Hackett

Robert Duvall ... Bernie White

Glenn Close ... Alicia Clark

Marisa Tomei ... Martha Hackett

Randy Quaid ... Michael McDougal

Jason Robards ... Graham Keighley

Jason Alexander ... Marion Sandusky

Spalding Gray ... Paul Bladden

Catherine O'Hara ... Susan

Lynne Thigpen ... Janet
Jack Kehoe ... Phil

Roma Maffia ... Carmen

Clint Howard ... Ray Blaisch

Geoffrey Owens ... Lou

Amelia Campbell ... Robin

Jill Hennessy ... Deanne White

William Prince ... Howard Hackett
Augusta Dabney ... Sarah Hackett

Bruce Altman ... Carl

Jack McGee ... Wilder
Bobo Lewis ... Anna

Edward Hibbert ... Jerry

Michael Countryman ... Emmett

Siobhan Fallon ... Lisa
Joe Viviani ... Max
Julie Rowen ... Kathy (as Julie Donatt)
Ed Jupp Jr. ... Copy Editor
Christi Hatcher ... City Editor

Gary Dourdan ... Copy Guy
James Ritz ... A.C. Repairman
Miles Watson ... A.C. Repairman
Divina Cook ... Sobbing Woman
Aloysius R. Burke ... Parking Cop

Benny Benowitz ... Crazy Guy
Lee Kimball ... Security Guard
Michael P. Moran ... Chuck

Jack O'Connell ... Press Operator
Herb Krystall ... Pressroom Foreman

Herb Lovelle ... Victor
John Bentley ... Paste-Up Person

Vincent D'Arbouze ... First Kid
Michael Michael ... Second Kid
Yvonne Warden ... Woman with Dog
Louisa Marie ... Sentinel Receptionist
Stephen Koepp ... German Newsperson
Victor Truro ... Bernie's Doctor
Cedric Young ... Martha's Paramedic

Wylie Weeks ... Martha's Paramedic
James Colby ... Alicia's Paramedic
Paul Geier ... Doctor Porter

Rance Howard ... Alicia's Doctor
Maureen Goldfedder ... Alicia's E.R. Nurse
Karen Church ... Alicia's Nurse
Diane Gnagnarelli ... Pediatric Nurse
David J. Birnbach ... Anesthesiologist
Amos Grunebaum ... Obstetrician
Victoria Thomas ... E.R. Doctor (as Vickie Thomas)

Jacqueline Murphy ... O.R. Nurse

Jean Speegle Howard ... Hospital Volunteer
Joe Pentangelo ... Arresting Officer
James Nestor ... Arresting Officer

Jim Meskimen ... Tom
Tony Hoty ... Waiter
Sally-Jane Heit ... Grace
Mike Sheehan ... Richie
Herbert Rubens ... Tony

Cheryl Howard ... Redheaded Barmaid
Carol Ann Donohue ... Crying Child
Shannon E. Donohue ... Grumpy Child
Jeffrey H. Kaufman ... Police Officer
Myra Taylor ... Mother
Erika Johnson ... Little Sister
Jan Mickens ... Diner Owner
Daniel Kenney ... Pinhead
Thomas Long ... Bureaucrat
Harsh Nayyar ... Attendant
Frank Inzerillo ... News Truck Driver

Rosanna Scotto ... Herself

Donna Hanover ... Herself
Jane Hanson ... Herself
Valerie Coleman ... Herself
Chuck Scarborough ... Himself
Brenda Blackmon ... Herself
Cynthia Carter ... Herself

Graydon Carter ... Himself (as E. Graydon Carter)
Lou Colasuonno ... Himself

Bob Costas ... Himself
Larry Hackett ... Himself
Harold 'Happy' Hairston ... James Hairston (as Hap Hairston)
Pete Hamill ... Himself
William Kunstler ... Himself

Kurt Loder ... Himself
Mike McAlary ... Himself
Joanna Molloy ... Herself

Richard Price ... Himself
John Rhodes ... Himself
Jerry Rosa ... Himself
Linda Stasi ... Herself
Dini von Mueffling ... Herself
Jeannie Williams ... Herself
John Miller ... Himself
Debbie Gross Rodriguez ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Patricia Holihan ... Sun Newsroom Staffer (uncredited)
Ralph Howard ... Himself (voice) (uncredited)

Nick Taylor ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
Ron Howard 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Koepp (written by) &
Stephen Koepp (written by)

Produced by
Brian Grazer .... producer
Todd Hallowell .... executive producer
David Koepp .... co-producer
Aldric La'auli Porter .... associate producer
Dylan Sellers .... executive producer
Louisa Velis .... associate producer
Frederick Zollo .... producer
 
Original Music by
Randy Newman 
 
Cinematography by
John Seale 
 
Film Editing by
Daniel P. Hanley 
Mike Hill 
 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
 
Production Design by
Todd Hallowell 
 
Art Direction by
Maher Ahmad 
 
Set Decoration by
Debra Schutt 
 
Costume Design by
Rita Ryack 
 
Makeup Department
David Brian Brown .... hair stylist: Ms. Close
Fern Buchner .... makeup artist: Ms. Tomei
Milton Buras .... hair stylist
Joseph Coscia .... hair stylist
Michael Laudati .... additional makeup artist
Craig Lyman .... makeup artist
Neal Martz .... special makeup
Manlio Rocchetti .... makeup artist: Mr. Duvall
Jean-Luc Russier .... makeup artist: Ms. Close
Allen Weisinger .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carl Clifford .... unit production manager
Michelle Morrissey .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William M. Connor .... second second assistant director (as Bill Connor)
Eric Dilucente .... trainee assistant director
Todd Hallowell .... second unit director
Donald J. Lee Jr. .... second assistant director
Aldric La'auli Porter .... first assistant director
Carrie Rudolph .... additional second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jacqueline Arnot .... set dresser
Anthony Baldasare .... set dresser
Michael L. Benson .... set dresser (as Michael Lee Benson)
Nancy Boytos-Amanuel .... set dresser
David Cooney .... storyboard artist
Lauren Doner .... scenic artist
Anthony Dunne .... construction coordinator (as Tony Dunne)
Ann Edgeworth .... assistant property master (as Ann L. Edgeworth)
Edward Eyth .... production artist
Peter Gelfman .... set dresser
David Gulick .... property master
Laura Iler .... props
Jerry Kadar .... set dresser
Daniel Kenney .... set dresser
Byron K. Lovelace .... set dresser
Ray Murphy .... set dresser (as Raymond Murphy)
Jeff Naparstek .... set dresser
Peter Rogness .... assistant art director
Scott Rosenstock .... leadman
Carl Sprague .... assistant art director
Mitch Towse .... set dresser
Peter von Bartheld .... set dresser
Jody Weisenfeld .... set decoration buyer
Joan Winters .... graphic artist
Kate Yatsko .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Jason Canovas .... apprentice sound editor
Louis Cerborino .... supervising sound editor
Bob Chefalas .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising sound editor
O.J. Connell III .... cable person
Rick Dior .... sound
Gerald Donlan .... adr editor
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Dan Edelstein .... foley editor
Thomas A. Gulino .... dialogue editor
Lisa J. Levine .... supervising adr editor
Danny Michael .... sound mixer
Eytan Mirsky .... assistant sound editor
Yvette Nabel .... sound assistant
Bob Olari .... sound recordist
Maurice Schell .... sound editor
Andrew Schmetterling .... boom operator
Ahmad Shirazi .... dialogue editor
Anthony Starbuck .... boom operator
V. Renee Taylor .... apprentice sound editor
Paul J. Zydel .... adr mixer
Andrea Bottigliero .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Hugo Cimmelli .... special effects
 
Stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunts (as Billy Anagnos)
Paul Bucossi .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunts
Michael Cassidy .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunts (as Johnny C.)
Norman Douglass .... stunts
John Hayden .... stunts (as John Patrick Hayden)
Don Hewitt .... stunts
Steve Mack .... stunts
Candice Orsini .... stunts (as Candi Orsini)
Janet Paparazzo .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunts
Jeff Ward .... stunt coordinator
Deborah Watkins .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Donald M. Angst .... electrician (as Donald Angst)
Joe Collins .... second assistant camera
Patrick Cousins .... electrician
Ralph G. Crowley .... electrician (as Ralph Crowley)
Andy Day .... best boy
Morris Flam .... chief lighting technician
Jenny Kane .... electrician
Chaim Kantor .... first assistant camera
Sal Lanza .... grip
Clay Liversidge .... lamp operator
Edward W. Lowry .... grip (as Edward Lowry)
Martin Lowry .... grip
Bruce MacCallum .... "a" camera operator
Bobby Mancuso .... second assistant camera
Anastas N. Michos .... Steadicam operator
Anastas N. Michos .... camera operator: "b" camera
Richard C. Montgomery Jr. .... grip (as Richard Montgomery)
Tom O'Halloran .... second assistant camera
John Panuccio .... best boy (as Jack Panuccio)
Robert T. Prate .... grip (as Robert Prate)
Tom Prate .... key grip
Sabatino Rea .... grip
Chris Rosen .... electrician
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer
Chris Silano .... camera assistant: 'b' camera
Mark van Rossen .... electrician
John Velez .... electrician
Joseph Viano .... grip
Joe Volpe .... camera trainee
Dick Fisher .... camera operator: news segment (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Karen Church .... casting assistant
Karen E. Etcoff .... extras casting (as Karen Etcoff)
Susanna Griffith .... casting assistant
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene Ferrari .... wardrobe
Lisa R. Frucht .... wardrobe assistant (as Lisa Frucht)
Karen Lloyd .... wardrobe
Ellen Ryba .... assistant costume designer
Debra Tennenbaum .... assistant costume designer
Benjamin Wilson .... wardrobe (as Ben Wilson)
Kevin Woodworth .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Glenn Allen .... assistant editor
Guy Barresi .... assistant editor
Richard Friedlander .... assistant editor
Kevin Henry .... negative cutter
William Pine .... color timer (as Bill Pine)
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
James Flamberg .... music editor
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Rolf Johnson .... assistant music editor
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Jim Lang .... composer: additional music
Jane Luttenberger .... music supervisor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Frank Wolf .... scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Edward Iacobelli .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Eva Z. Cabrera .... script supervisor
Jay Cannold .... payroll accountant
Kathleen Corgan .... location assistant
Ellen Gannon .... assistant production office coordinator
John Gaskin .... production auditor
Wendi Haas .... production coordinator (as Wendi Haas-Hammond)
Joseph E. Iberti .... location manager
Kenneth M. Kroll .... assistant accountant (as Kenneth Kroll)
Julie Kuehndorf .... unit publicist
Randy Sokol .... location assistant
Michael Stricks .... assistant location manager
Suzanne Weinert .... intern: Ron Howard
Brad Wilson .... assistant: Robert Duvall
Ray Abbott .... stand-in (uncredited)
James Lumb .... assistant: producers (uncredited)
Alexander Westerman .... assistant: Fed Zollo (uncredited)
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Richard Brick .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong language
Runtime:
112 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mike Sheehan was the perfect choice to play the character of New York Detective Ritchie, a police source for Randy Quaid's character Michael McDougal. Sheehan was the key detective in the Central Park Case of 1989 in which five African-American and Latino-American teens from Harlem were wrongfully accused of attempted murder and rape of a 28-year-old white woman jogging in Central Park. Despite the overturn of the Central Park Five's conviction in 2002, Sheehan remains confident that the teens committed the crime. In the film, Sheehan's character Ritchie--when pressed by MacDougal and Keaton's character Henry Hackett about whether the two teenage African-American boys are NYPD scape goats for the killing of white businessmen in Brooklyn--gives the quote/headline for the newspaper: "They didn't do it!"See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the scene with everyone in Henry Hackett's office (prior to the gunshot), the pad of paper that Carmen is holding jumps from one hand to the other & back again.See more »
Quotes:
Michael McDougal:You got an honest-to-God exclusive.See more »
Soundtrack:
MAKE UP YOUR MINDSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
" We Never Knowingly got a Story Wrong, until tonight, that's what Henry Meant ", 25 May 2009
Author: thinker1691 from USA

There are not too many solid Newspaper stories which ever make it to the silver Screen. Occasionally one does comes along and if it's message is important with respect towards the audience, it deserves attention. Such a movie is, " The Paper ". The star of the movie is Michael Keaton who plays Henry Hackett a city editor who's boss is Bernie White played by noted actor Robert Duvall. Jason Robards is the Publisher, Graham Keighley. Their newspaper is about to print a story about a local derailment, when a small item arrest in Williamsburg NY, inspires Hackett to risk his position and a promotion with 'The Sentinal'' a prestigious uptown Newspaper. There are a number of hurtles to following up on the Williamsburg murder of three prominent bankers who lost several million dollars of the Mafia's money, primary of which is Alicia Clark (Glenn Close) an envious supervisor who is more interested in saving money than the reputations of two black youths. She explains that without more information on the dead men, additional corroboration or a quote by the tight-lipped police, she is running the subway derailment story. Confident he is right, Hackett pulls out all the stops to beat a four hour deadline, attend his wife's (Marisa Tomei) social life, protect his top reporter (Randy Quaid) from a gun-toting parking official (Jason Alexander) and file the story by press time. The movie possess all the exciting impetus of a modern front page story including the daily problems confronting the staff and the personal lives of all concern. The film is powerful in it's direction and will in time be seen as a Journalistic Classic. Easilly recommended for all. ****

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