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Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  4 September 1995 (USA)
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The fact-based true story of the rapid rise to fame and untimely death of Jessica Savitch - one of America's first female news anchors.

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Jessica Savitch
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Ron Kershaw
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Laura McCormick
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Mel Korn
William Converse-Roberts ...
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Sean McCann
Randy Means ...
Terry Wills
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Adam Murphy
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Al Binder
Maruska Stankova ...
Lilyan Wilder
Jeff Pustil ...
Jody Simons
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Emmertz Canterbury
John Bolger ...
Martin Fishbein
Dini Petty ...
Lillie Werner
Damir Andrei ...
Buddy Savitch
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The fact-based true story of the rapid rise to fame and untimely death of Jessica Savitch - one of America's first female news anchors. Written by Rick Hudson <rick@actrix.gen.nz>

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Shot in Toronto, with numerous familiar Canadian actors. See more »

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When Jessica comes out of the bedroom when Mel wants to discuss a problem with her, Jeffrey DeMunn can be seen encouraging the dog to follow them down the stairs. See more »

Quotes

[after Jessica's off-air tirade]
Lady in control room: I haven't seen anything like her or that in my life. You talk about better living through chemistry.
Engineer Craig: Whatever she's on, that is a keeper.
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Featured in Catch a Falling Star (2000) See more »

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Bland, pointless TV movie
28 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

ALMOST GOLDEN: THE JESSICA SAVITCH STORY

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Sound format: Stereo

Bland, soap-opera dramatisation of the rise and fall of America's first female TV news anchor. With a tighter script and direction - and a better cast - this might have passed muster, but the flimsy story really wasn't worth the effort. A good documentary on the subject might have been the best way to go. Typically strong production values in the TV movie conveyor-belt manner, but it's all as superficial as old fluff, and just as engaging.


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