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Up Close & Personal (1996) Poster

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The line Joe Mantegna uses when he first meets Tally - "Your voice is full of money" - is from F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, "The Great Gatsby". In the film The Great Gatsby (1974), Robert Redford plays the title role.
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Original script was based on the life of famed young newscaster Jessica Savitch, who was killed as a passenger in an automobile accident.
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Michelle Pfeiffer turned down the chance to star in a (never produced) adventure film about female pirates - "Mistress of the Sea" - in order to star in this film. At the time, Pfeiffer had just given birth to her son and did not want to travel overseas.
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Robin Wright was considered for the role of Sally Atwater.
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Edward Norton auditioned for a role.
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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.
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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).
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The photo of Michelle Pfeiffer as Miss Sierra Logger that she shows Robert Redford at the airport is an actual photo of Michelle Pfeiffer from her beauty pageant days. She took part in and won Miss Orange County 1978.
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Dedee Pfeiffer plays Michelle Pfeiffer's younger sister Luanne in this film. Dedee Pfeiffer also had a bit part in Into The Night (1985).
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Robert Redford considered casting Michelle Pfeiffer in Havana (1990). He wanted to work with her so signed on to Up Close and Personal as her co-star.
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Both Michelle Pfeiffer (Grease 2) and Stockard Channing (Grease) starred in Grease movies, both playing the leaders of the girl gang "The Pink Ladies."
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