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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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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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Passion Brought Them Together... Only Success Could Tear Them Apart! 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)  »

Also Known As:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The photo of michelle pfeiffer as miss Sierra log er that she shows robert redford at the airport is an actual photo of michelle pfeiffer from her beauty pageant days. She took part and won miss orange county 1978. See more »

Goofs

The idea that a reporter's name can be changed (from Sally to Tally) at the last minute via a script on the teleprompter is preposterous. A seasoned anchor like Marcia would see it, assume it was a typo, and say the original name. See more »

Quotes

Tally: When I asked you how long you could stay and you said, 'Long enough,' how long is that? When we're not together...
Warren: ...Everything shuts down.
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References Hard Copy (1989) See more »

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Keep Pushin'
Written and Performed by Patrick Wilson and Grant Ransom
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In the dictionary under "guilty pleasure"
29 October 1999 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

You know how there are some movies which you know you're not supposed to like but end up liking anyway? That perfectly describes this movie. This umpteenth re-telling of A STAR IS BORN is sappy, unbelievable(while previous "Norman Maine" characters are down because of alcohol, Redford's character is down because of his "integrity." Yeah, okay), and contains an unbearable Celine Dion(of course, in my opinion, unbearable and Celine Dion is redundant, but that's my opinion). But darn it if the romantic chemistry between Redford and Pfeiffer doesn't make this worth watching. And say what you want about director Jon Avnet(and I'm not a fan of his), he knows how to direct actors. Joe Mantegna, Stockard Channing, and Kate Nelligan are all excellent here. You may not like yourself for liking it, but there you go.


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