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New York City tabloid Editor Henry is faced with tough decisions while he faces several serious life challenges, and a tempting job offer.

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Henry Hackett
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Bernie White
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Alicia Clark
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Martha Hackett
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Michael McDougal
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Graham Keighley
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Marion Sandusky
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Paul Bladden
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Susan
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Janet
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Phil
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Carmen
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Ray Blaisch
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Lou
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Robin
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Deanne White
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Howard Hackett
Augusta Dabney ...
Sarah Hackett
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Carl
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Wilder
Bobo Lewis ...
Anna
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Jerry
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Emmett
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Lisa (as Siobhan Fallon)
Joe Viviani ...
Max
Julie Rowen ...
Kathy (as Julie Donatt)
Ed Jupp Jr. ...
Copy Editor
Christi Hatcher ...
City Editor
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Copy Guy
James Ritz ...
A.C. Repairman
Miles Watson ...
A.C. Repairman
Divina Cook ...
Sobbing Woman
Aloysius R. Burke ...
Parking Cop
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Crazy Guy
Lee Kimball ...
Security Guard
Michael P. Moran ...
Chuck
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Press Operator
Herb Krystall ...
Pressroom Foreman
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Victor
John Bentley ...
Paste-Up Person
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First Kid
Michael Michael ...
Second Kid
Yvonne Warden ...
Woman with Dog
Louisa Marie ...
Sentinel Receptionist
Stephen Koepp ...
German Newsperson
Victor Truro ...
Bernie's Doctor
Cedric Young ...
Martha's Paramedic
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Martha's Paramedic
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Alicia's Paramedic
Paul Geier ...
Doctor Porter
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Alicia's Doctor
Maureen Goldfedder ...
Alicia's E.R. Nurse
Karen Church ...
Alicia's Nurse
Diane Gnagnarelli ...
Pediatric Nurse
David J. Birnbach ...
Anesthesiologist
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Obstetrician
Victoria Thomas ...
E.R. Doctor (as Vickie Thomas)
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O.R. Nurse
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Hospital Volunteer
Joe Pentangelo ...
Arresting Officer
James Nestor ...
Arresting Officer
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Tom
Tony Hoty ...
Waiter
Sally-Jane Heit ...
Grace
Mike Sheehan ...
Richie
Herbert Rubens ...
Tony
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Redheaded Barmaid
Carol Ann Donohue ...
Crying Child
Shannon E. Donohue ...
Grumpy Child
Jeffrey H. Kaufman ...
Police Officer
Myra Taylor ...
Mother
Erika Johnson ...
Little Sister
Jan Mickens ...
Diner Owner
Daniel Kenney ...
Pinhead
Thomas Long ...
Bureaucrat
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Attendant
Frank Inzerillo ...
News Truck Driver
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Rosanna Scotto
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Donna Hanover
Jane Hanson ...
Jane Hanson
Valerie Coleman ...
Valerie Coleman
Chuck Scarborough ...
Chuck Scarborough
Brenda Blackmon ...
Brenda Blackmon
Cynthia Carter ...
Cynthia Carter
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Graydon Carter (as E. Graydon Carter)
Lou Colasuonno ...
Lou Colasuonno
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Bob Costas
Larry Hackett ...
Larry Hackett
Harold 'Happy' Hairston ...
James Hairston (as Hap Hairston)
Pete Hamill ...
Pete Hamill
William Kunstler ...
William Kunstler
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Kurt Loder
Mike McAlary ...
Mike McAlary
Joanna Molloy ...
Joanna Molloy
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Richard Price
John Rhodes ...
John Rhodes
Jerry Rosa ...
Jerry Rosa
Linda Stasi ...
Linda Stasi
Dini von Mueffling ...
Dini von Mueffling
Jeannie Williams ...
Jeannie Williams
John Miller ...
John Miller
Debbie Gross Rodriguez ...
Debbie Gross Rodriguez
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Man Interrupted Midstream (uncredited)
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Sun Newsroom Staffer (uncredited)
Ralph Howard ...
Ralph Howard (uncredited) (voice)
Andrew D. Schwartz ...
Courthouse Photographer (uncredited)
Aj Stoan ...
Office Worker (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ron Howard

Written by

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David Koepp ... (written by) &
Stephen Koepp ... (written by)

Produced by

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Brian Grazer ... producer
Todd Hallowell ... executive producer
David Koepp ... co-producer
Aldric La'auli Porter ... associate producer
Dylan Sellers ... executive producer
Louisa Velis ... associate producer
Frederick Zollo ... producer

Music by

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Randy Newman

Cinematography by

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John Seale

Film Editing by

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Daniel P. Hanley
Mike Hill

Editorial Department

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Glenn Allen ... assistant editor
Guy Barresi ... assistant editor
Richard Friedlander ... assistant editor
Kevin Henry ... negative cutter
William Pine ... color timer (as Bill Pine)

Casting By

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Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins

Production Design by

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Todd Hallowell

Art Direction by

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Maher Ahmad

Set Decoration by

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Debra Schutt

Costume Design by

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Rita Ryack

Makeup Department

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David Brian Brown ... hair stylist: Ms. Close
Fern Buchner ... makeup artist: Ms. Tomei
Milton Buras ... hair stylist
Joseph Coscia ... hair stylist
Michael Laudati ... additional makeup artist
Craig Lyman ... makeup artist
Neal Martz ... special makeup
Manlio Rocchetti ... makeup artist: Mr. Duvall
Jean-Luc Russier ... makeup artist: Ms. Close
Allen Weisinger ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Carl Clifford ... unit production manager
Michelle Morrissey ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William M. Connor ... second second assistant director (as Bill Connor)
Eric Dilucente ... trainee assistant director
Todd Hallowell ... second unit director
Donald J. Lee Jr. ... second assistant director
Aldric La'auli Porter ... first assistant director
Carrie Rudolph ... additional second second assistant director

Art Department

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Jacqueline Arnot ... set dresser
Anthony Baldasare ... set dresser
Michael L. Benson ... set dresser (as Michael Lee Benson)
Nancy Gayle Boytos ... set dresser (as Nancy Boytos-Amanuel)
David Cooney ... storyboard artist
Lauren Doner ... scenic artist
Anthony Dunne ... construction coordinator (as Tony Dunne)
Ann Edgeworth ... assistant property master (as Ann L. Edgeworth)
Edward Eyth ... production artist
Peter Gelfman ... set dresser
David Gulick ... property master
Laura Iler ... props
Jerry Kadar ... set dresser
Daniel Kenney ... set dresser
Byron K. Lovelace ... set dresser
Ray Murphy ... set dresser (as Raymond Murphy)
Jeff Naparstek ... set dresser
Peter Rogness ... assistant art director
Scott Rosenstock ... leadman
Carl Sprague ... assistant art director
Mitch Towse ... set dresser
Peter von Bartheld ... set dresser
Jody Weisenfeld ... set decoration buyer
Joan Winters ... graphic artist
Kate Yatsko ... assistant set decorator

Sound Department

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Nancy Cabrera ... foley artist
Jason Canovas ... apprentice sound editor
Louis Cerborino ... supervising sound editor
Bob Chefalas ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Anthony J. Ciccolini III ... supervising sound editor
O.J. Connell III ... cable person
Rick Dior ... sound
Gerald Donlan ... adr editor
Dean Drabin ... adr mixer
Dan Edelstein ... foley editor
Thomas A. Gulino ... dialogue editor
Lisa J. Levine ... supervising adr editor
Danny Michael ... sound mixer
Eytan Mirsky ... assistant sound editor
Yvette Nabel ... sound assistant
Bob Olari ... sound recordist
Maurice Schell ... sound editor
Andrew Schmetterling ... boom operator
Ahmad Shirazi ... dialogue editor
Anthony Starbuck ... boom operator
V. Renee Taylor ... apprentice sound editor
Paul J. Zydel ... adr mixer
Andrea Bottigliero ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Hugo Cimmelli ... special effects

Stunts

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Bill Anagnos ... stunts (as Billy Anagnos)
Paul Bucossi ... stunts
Peter Bucossi ... stunts
Michael Cassidy ... stunts
John Cenatiempo ... stunts (as Johnny C.)
Norman Douglass ... stunts
John Hayden ... stunts (as John Patrick Hayden)
Don Hewitt ... stunts
Steve Mack ... stunts
Candice Orsini ... stunts (as Candi Orsini)
Janet Paparazzo ... stunts
Manny Siverio ... stunts
Jeff Ward ... stunt coordinator
Deborah Watkins ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Donald M. Angst ... electrician (as Donald Angst)
Joe Collins ... second assistant camera
Patrick Cousins ... electrician
Ralph G. Crowley ... electrician (as Ralph Crowley)
Andy Day ... best boy
Morris Flam ... chief lighting technician
Jenny Kane ... electrician
Chaim Kantor ... first assistant camera
Sal Lanza ... grip
Clay Liversidge ... lamp operator
Edward W. Lowry ... grip (as Edward Lowry)
Martin Lowry ... grip
Bruce MacCallum ... "a" camera operator
Bobby Mancuso ... second assistant camera
Anastas N. Michos ... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera
Richard C. Montgomery Jr. ... grip (as Richard Montgomery)
Tom O'Halloran ... second assistant camera
John Panuccio ... best boy (as Jack Panuccio)
Robert T. Prate ... grip (as Robert Prate)
Tom Prate ... key grip
Sabatino Rea ... grip
Chris Rosen ... electrician
Andrew D. Schwartz ... still photographer
Chris Silano ... camera assistant: 'b' camera
Mark van Rossen ... electrician
John Velez ... electrician
Joseph Viano ... grip
Joe Volpe ... camera trainee
Dick Fisher ... camera operator: news segment (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Karen Church ... casting assistant
Karen E. Etcoff ... extras casting (as Karen Etcoff)
Susanna Griffith ... casting assistant
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Irene Ferrari ... wardrobe
Lisa R. Frucht ... wardrobe assistant (as Lisa Frucht)
Karen Lloyd ... wardrobe
Ellen Ryba ... assistant costume designer
Debra Tennenbaum ... assistant costume designer
Benjamin Wilson ... wardrobe (as Ben Wilson)
Kevin Woodworth ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Kathleen Corgan ... location assistant
Joseph E. Iberti ... location manager
Randy Sokol ... location assistant
Michael Stricks ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
James Flamberg ... music editor
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator
Rolf Johnson ... assistant music editor
Tom Kramer ... music editor
Jim Lang ... composer: additional music
Jane Luttenberger ... music supervisor
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn
Frank Wolf ... scoring mixer

Transportation Department

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Edward Iacobelli ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Eva Z. Cabrera ... script supervisor
Jay Cannold ... payroll accountant
Ellen Gannon ... assistant production office coordinator
John Gaskin ... production auditor
Wendi Haas ... production coordinator (as Wendi Haas-Hammond)
Kenneth M. Kroll ... assistant accountant (as Kenneth Kroll)
Julie Kuehndorf ... unit publicist
Suzanne Weinert ... intern: Ron Howard
Brad Wilson ... assistant: Robert Duvall
Ray Abbott ... stand-in (uncredited)
James Lumb ... assistant: producers (uncredited)
Alexander Westerman ... assistant: Fed Zollo (uncredited)
Daniel Wheatcroft ... studio executive (uncredited)

Thanks

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Richard Brick ... thanks

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, Henry's nemesis, impose unpopular cutbacks. Henry's wife Martha, a hugely pregnant former reporter of his, is fed up because he has so little time for his family. He is therefore considering an offer from Paul Bladden to edit a paper like the New York Times, which would mean more money, shorter hours, more respectability...but might also be a bit boring for his tastes. But a hot story soon confronts Henry with tough decisions. Written by Reid Gagle

Plot Keywords
Taglines Never let the truth get in the way of a good story See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le journal (France)
  • Schlagzeilen (Germany)
  • Schlagzeilen - Je härter, desto besser (Germany)
  • The Paper (Detrás de la noticia) (Spain)
  • Deadline (Norway)
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Runtime
  • 112 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $48,424,341

Did You Know?

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Trivia Paul Newman turned down the role of Bernie White. See more »
Goofs When Henry tries to "Stop the presses", they have to find "Chuck" to unlock the stop button... this is totally wrong; on presses like this, there are stop buttons everywhere, and ANYONE can stop the press (although they'd better have a good reason for doing so)... what if someone were caught in the press, they're going to take 10 minutes to find the guy with the key to unlock the stop button? No way... See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Guarding Tess/Lightning Jack/The Hudsucker Proxy/The Ref/Belle Epoque/Germinal (1994). See more »
Soundtracks MAKE UP YOUR MIND See more »
Quotes Henry: Sometimes you can just smell a horrendously shitty day on the way, can't you?
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