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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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Sela Ward had never seen the newsbreak that caused the downturn in Savitch's career (where she appeared drugged on camera), and gave her performance based on eyewitness stories about it. A video copy turned up later, but it was decided not to reshoot the scene. See more »

Goofs

Jessica mentions The A-Team in 1981, but "The A Team" didn't debut until 1983. 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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References Frontline (1983) See more »

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Sela Ward deserved her best actress nomination
20 December 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Sela Ward was outstanding in this movie and deserved her award for Best Actress. She publicly thanked the screenwriter, Linda Bergman, for such a compelling script. The movie remains one of the highest rated TV movies made for cable and is a must-see for those who followed Jessica's meteoric career.


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