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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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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)  »

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Golden Girl  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,340,230 (UK) (14 June 1996)

Gross:

$51,088,705 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Warren first goes to Tally's apartment, he can be seen reflected in a mirror reopening the door after he had already opened it in the previous shot. See more »

Quotes

[Warren's advice about news headlines]
Warren Justice: "If it bleeds, it leads."
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Referenced in Spy Hard (1996) See more »

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Written and Performed by Matthew Cang
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This is the most beautiful and romantic love story I have ever watched.
2 August 1999 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is an incredibly romantic and moving film. The movie follows the amazing and powerful love between Tally (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Warren Justice (Robert Redford. Tally starts off as a minor and with no knowledge of the news broadcasting industry. Justice takes her under his wing and motivates her, teaches her, helps her and supports her. The love between these two deepens as a complete reversal of character positions occur. Justice begins to take a back seat to the rise and fame of Tally, but still their love and passion override. Their love is the type couples can only dream of having, unrequited, loyal and free of jealousy. This film captures attention from beginning to end.


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