A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.

Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Writers:

Ben Hecht (play), Charles MacArthur (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Turner ... Christy Colleran
Burt Reynolds ... John L. Sullivan IV
Christopher Reeve ... Blaine Bingham
Ned Beatty ... Roy Ridnitz
Henry Gibson ... Ike Roscoe
George Newbern ... Siegenthaler
Al Waxman ... Berger
Ken James Ken James ... Warden Terwilliger
Barry Flatman ... Zaks
Ted Simonett Ted Simonett ... Tillinger
Anthony Sherwood ... Carvalho
Joe Silver ... Mordsini
Charles Kimbrough ... The Governor
Monica Parker ... Jessica
Allan Royal ... Obregon
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Storyline

Sully is the producer of a cable news network program. Christy is his ex-wife and best reporter. Her desire to quit the news business and marry Blaine, a sporting goods manufacturer comes as an innocent man is about to be executed. Sully's attempts to keep her in town and break up her upcoming marriage happen against the backdrop of a botched execution, a prison break and a possible pardon. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

Tonight's News. Romance. Scandal. Intrigue. And that's just behind the camera!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film was originally going to star Dan Aykroyd as John L. Sullivan IV, Debra Winger as Christy Colleran and Bill Murray as Blaine Bingham. They all passed. See more »

Goofs

When Christy is chasing Ike, she loses her shoes, and leaves them behind. However, after catching and directing Ike to the news building, Christy is seen entering the building putting her shoes back on, though she never returned to retrieve them. See more »

Quotes

John L. Sullivan IV: Tickets. You already got the tickets?
Blaine Bingham: Yes.
John L. Sullivan IV: Why did you tell me?
Blaine Bingham: Well, I didn't think you'd be that interested.
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References Sullivan's Travels (1941) See more »

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I loved it
1 July 2002 | by WindwalkerzSee all my reviews

I loved this movie. I thought Kathleen Turner and Burt Reynolds were great together. Christopher Reeves was perfect. I loved the inventiveness of hiding the criminal in the bottom space of the copier as opposed to the roll top desk used in His gal Friday. I am just sorry that this is not available anywhere. If you liked Burt in this try to find Rent a Cop with Liza Minelli. Forgive spelling error in actors names.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Switching Channels See more »

Filming Locations:

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,121,752, 6 March 1988

Gross USA:

$9,129,999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,129,999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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