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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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Ned Jackson
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John Merino
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Rob Sullivan
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Fernando Buttanda
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Luanne Atwater
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Buford Sells
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Tom Orr
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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

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

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

On the DVD extras Pfeiffer said she wore so many wigs and hairstyles for the film that she had a trailer with just her wigs in it. See more »

Goofs

Tally is supposedly in the prison with one camera, yet shots beamed live from her include shots of her camera crew holding a camera. In addition we see cutting of shots between Tally and Fernando as if there were two cameras there. 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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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Mouth (2008) See more »

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New World
Performed by Céline Dion
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It shows a life.
10 February 1999 | by (Seoul, Korea) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie on TV. The song - Because you loved me - sung by Celine Dion is pretty good. I like the song. But the most important thing is that it showed me my life. I'm a male. But Michelle had a great ambition like me. Finally she ranked the first position in broadcast world. I hope to be like her. We will make our dreams as we have wished to be. I believe you make your dream, and me too. also looooove.


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