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Up Close & Personal (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  1 March 1996 (USA)
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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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Passion Brought Them Together... Only Success Could Tear Them Apart! 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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Michelle Pfeiffer turned down the chance to star in a (never produced) adventure film about female pirates - "Mistress of the Sea" - in order to star in this film. At the time, Pfeiffer had just given birth to her son and did not want to travel overseas. See more »

Goofs

Tally is supposedly in the prison with one camera, yet shots beamed live from her include shots of her camera crew holding a camera. In addition we see cutting of shots between Tally and Fernando as if there were two cameras there. See more »

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Tally Atwater: What we in the news business can never forget is that we are only as good as the stories we tell.
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Referenced in Spy Hard (1996) See more »

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Vivaldi: Spring 'The Four Seasons'
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Good Cast, Mediocre Story
28 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Up Close and Personal" proves again that charismatic stars and good production values can overcome a weak story. This story of two television journalists (Redford and Pfeiffer) has few surprises, no fresh insights about the news business, and its big moments are both predictable and overblown. Nevertheless, Redford and Pfeiffer provide enough star power to make for a reasonably entertaining couple of hours. There is one particularly funny line, though. When the Pfeiffer character says of a co-worker, "He's so stupid!" her boyfriend, the Redford character, with a quizzical expression on his face, says, "He's an anchorman." 6 out of 10, marginally recommended.


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