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Up Close & Personal (1996)

 -  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

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Golden Girl  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$187,067 (USA) (19 July 1996)

Gross:

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

The line Joe Mantegna uses when he first meets Tally - "Your voice is full of money" - is from F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, "The Great Gatsby". In the film The Great Gatsby (1974), Robert Redford plays the title role. See more »

Goofs

When sheltering from the thunderstorm, Warren's hair and clothes are wet unless the shot is a closeup. See more »

Quotes

[Tally proposes marriage to Warren]
Tally Atwater: I want you around in the morning.
Warren Justice: You already have me around in the morning. How, I don't know, but you do.
Tally Atwater: I want to know you're legally required to be there.
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Referenced in Melissa & Joey: Up Close & Personal (2010) See more »

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I Shall Believe
Written by Sheryl Crow and Bill Bottrell
Performed by Sheryl Crow
Courtesy of A&M Records Inc.
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The life of TV journalists
5 January 2002 | by (Italy) – 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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