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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Warren Justice
... Tally Atwater
... Marcia McGrath
... Bucky Terranova
... Joanna Kennelly
... Ned Jackson
... John Merino
... Rob Sullivan
... Fernando Buttanda
... Luanne Atwater
... Dan Duarte
... Buford Sells
... Tom Orr
... Vic Nash
... IBS Director
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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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Passion Brought Them Together... Only Success Could Tear Them Apart! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sensuality and depictions of violence | See all certifications »

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1 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Golden Girl  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$187,067, 19 July 1996

Gross USA:

$51,088,705

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,688,705
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dedee Pfeiffer plays Michelle Pfeiffer's younger sister Luanne in this film. Dedee Pfeiffer also had a bit part in Into The Night (1985). See more »

Goofs

When sheltering from the thunderstorm, Warren's hair and clothes are wet unless the shot is a closeup. See more »

Quotes

[Tally proposes marriage to Warren]
Tally Atwater: I want you around in the morning.
Warren Justice: You already have me around in the morning. How, I don't know, but you do.
Tally Atwater: I want to know you're legally required to be there.
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Referenced in The Nanny: Fair Weather Fran (1997) See more »

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New World
Performed by Céline Dion
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In the dictionary under "guilty pleasure"
29 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

You know how there are some movies which you know you're not supposed to like but end up liking anyway? That perfectly describes this movie. This umpteenth re-telling of A STAR IS BORN is sappy, unbelievable(while previous "Norman Maine" characters are down because of alcohol, Redford's character is down because of his "integrity." Yeah, okay), and contains an unbearable Celine Dion(of course, in my opinion, unbearable and Celine Dion is redundant, but that's my opinion). But darn it if the romantic chemistry between Redford and Pfeiffer doesn't make this worth watching. And say what you want about director Jon Avnet(and I'm not a fan of his), he knows how to direct actors. Joe Mantegna, Stockard Channing, and Kate Nelligan are all excellent here. You may not like yourself for liking it, but there you go.


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