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Up Close & Personal (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 1 March 1996 (USA)
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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ned Jackson
John Merino
Rob Sullivan
Fernando Buttanda
Luanne Atwater
Dan Duarte
Buford Sells
Tom Orr
Vic Nash
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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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Passion Brought Them Together... Only Success Could Tear Them Apart! See more »


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Golden Girl  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,340,230 (UK) (14 June 1996)


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Deddee Pfeiffer play michelle pfeiffers younger sister in thus film. Deddee pfeiffer also had a bit part in into the night 1985. See more »


Tally and Warren in Warren's office watching her first news report on a congressman receiving drug money from earlier that day at the waterfront. See more »


[Warren's advice about news headlines]
Warren Justice: "If it bleeds, it leads."
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Performed by Céline Dion
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It shows a life.
10 February 1999 | by (Seoul, Korea) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie on TV. The song - Because you loved me - sung by Celine Dion is pretty good. I like the song. But the most important thing is that it showed me my life. I'm a male. But Michelle had a great ambition like me. Finally she ranked the first position in broadcast world. I hope to be like her. We will make our dreams as we have wished to be. I believe you make your dream, and me too. also looooove.

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