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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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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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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Michael Ballhaus, the film's original director of photography, had to drop out after becoming ill during pre-production. Director Jon Avnet chose Karl Walter Lindenlaub as the replacement because he was impressed by Lindenlaub's work on Rob Roy (1995). See more »


When the film was made, in 1996, the idea that a TV crew inside a prison could beam images from a 'portable' transmit unit (let alone return audio to the journalist from the TV truck), was pure imagination. Even modern-day portable units cannot break through concrete and steel - especially the amount that one would find in a prison. See more »


Warren Justice: She eats the lens.
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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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