An ambitious young woman, determined to build a career in TV journalism, gets good advice from her first boss, and they fall in love.

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This is a telling of the Jessica Savitch story, the newswoman who, in the 1970's, became the "First Woman Anchor". Sally/Tally is taken under the wing of Warren in a Miami newsroom and becomes a news star on TV. Despite her love for Warren, she takes the big chance and moves on to Philadelphia, where he follows to rescue her faltering career at the cost of his own - as she rises he falls. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Every Day we Have, is One More Than We Deserve. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sensuality and depictions of violence | See all certifications »

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1 March 1996 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,340,230 (UK) (14 June 1996)

Gross:

$51,045,801 (USA) (2 August 1996)
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Trivia

Edward Norton auditioned for a role. See more »

Goofs

Tally, said to be reporting for WFIL, holds a Channel 7 microphone. WFIL was actually Channel 6. (Note: WFIL's call letter subsequently changed to WPVI, still channel 6 in Philadelphia.) See more »

Quotes

Warren Justice: Every day we have is one more than we deserve.
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Referenced in The Nanny: Fair Weather Fran (1997) See more »

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Vivaldi: Spring 'The Four Seasons'
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Arranged and performed by Charlotte Georg (as Lee Ashley)
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This movie is in my top ten collection!
30 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie years back, but unfortunately ever since my friend borrowed it I never got it back so I never saw it for many years and recently I got the DVD and this movie sure brought back memories.

Sally/Tally Atwater fakes her way into a job and a TV station and has her hopes set up high in becoming a journalist when she meets Warren Justice, who begins teaching her what journalism is truly all about and slowly the two start falling in love, but all things end...

This movie is about love, work and everything else in between. A woman and a man both workaholics can't stand to be away from the thrill of their work and yet can't stand to be away from each other either and then one of them goes and makes a fatal mistake.

10/10 and I hated the ending just for the record, but it was the only one that would suit this film. Whoever believes in fairy tales this is a movie you should stay away from...


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