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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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Storyline

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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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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1 March 1996 (USA)  »

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Golden Girl  »

Box Office

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 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 »

Quotes

[Warren's advice about news headlines]
Warren Justice: "If it bleeds, it leads."
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Referenced in Baghead (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Because You Loved Me
Words and Music by Diane Warren
Performed by CĂ©line Dion
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The life of TV journalists
5 January 2002 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

The film tries to give an idea of the difficulties of TV journalists to succeed and the problems they may face during the job. The director of the film seems to be interested of what may happen in Cuba, and the film touches partially the ethic of contra group in Miami. It also shows how mass media are always behind sensation of the news, sometimes sacrificing the life of the reporters, and this is what happened to Robert Redford, one of the heros of the film. This is not an easy film to be seen, but the argument is acceptable.


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