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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
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Tally, said to be reporting for WFIL, holds a Channel 7
microphone. WFIL was actually Channel 6. (Note: WFIL's call letter subsequently changed to WPVI, still channel 6 in Philadelphia.) See more »
[Tally proposes marriage to Warren]
I want you around in the morning.
You already have me around in the morning. How, I don't know, but you do.
I want to know you're legally required to be there.
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Disappointing and Shallow A Surface Rendition of an Interesting Subject
Shallow Representation of a Shallow Industry (TV News). Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer Leave Their A-Game Behind in this Soapy Weeper that Never Quite Hits the Right Notes. Nothing is Very Scathing, Although it Tries to be, About the Cut-Throat Entertainment of Television Journalism.
Focus Groups and Ratings are at the Center of the Thing and Redford's Character Spends Most of the Film "Telling it Like it is" and of Course Nobody Wants to Hear it. But He Tries. Pfeiffer is Trying Also in a Difficult Role. She has to be Ditzy then Determined then a Pro. The Transition is Not Wholly Believable.
The Production Values are Non Existent and Bland. The Middle with the Prison Riots Never Manages to be What it is Meant to be and the Political Messages in the Film are Heavy Handed and Obscure. The Muddled Story of the Racism and Incarceration Injustices are Never Convincing.
Overall, a Chick-Flick that Almost but Never Quite has Enough Substance to be Anything More and the Movie is About Much More. The Premise is an Almost Always Interesting One and This One Went Softball Most of the Time and Hardly Lives Up to its Aspirations. It's Disappointing Considering the Star Power and What it Could Have Been and What it Delivers is Nothing but Average at Best.
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