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Switching Channels (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | 4 March 1988 (USA)
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A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.

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Ike Roscoe
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Warden Terwilliger
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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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Tonight's News. Romance. Scandal. Intrigue. And that's just behind the camera!

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Comedy | Crime

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4 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Cambio marito  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,129,999
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Trivia

David Letterman asked Kathleen Turner on his NBC show Late Night with David Letterman (1982) whether this movie was like Broadcast News (1987) in which she replied that it was better than Broadcast News (1987). See more »

Goofs

Before the Ike Roscoe interview is played, it is established that there was no time to edit the tape. however, when it airs, the part with Roscoe performing the magic trick has been edited out. See more »

Quotes

The Governor: He's pardoned.
Roy Ridnitz: You can't do that!
The Governor: Yes I can. He's pardoned, and he's pardoned, and she's pardoned and you're not!
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Version of The Front Page (1948) See more »

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Nice Updating of the Front Page
9 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

I thought the updating of the Front Page to the electronic era was surprisingly relevant and poignant. Henry Gibson is a standout in an excellent cast. The laughs and stories are updated for modern audiences and lose surprisingly little in the translation. The chemistry between Reynolds and Turner is pretty hot. All in all quite entertaining.


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