This is a telling of the Jessica Savitch story, the newswoman who, in the 1970s, became the "First Woman Anchor". Tally Atwater (Michelle Pfeiffer) is taken under the wing of Warren Justice (Robert Redford) in a Miami newsroom and becomes a news star on television. 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
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Michelle Pfeiffer and Stockard Channing appeared in the Grease film franchise. See more »
When the film was made, in 1996, the idea that a TV crew inside a prison could beam images from a 'portable' transmit unit (let alone return audio to the journalist from the TV truck), was pure imagination. Even modern-day portable units cannot break through concrete and steel - especially the amount that one would find in a prison. See more »
I'm exactly the way you made me: do it this way, do it that way, do it MY way - until I don't even know how to do it without you.
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It has been a long time since a film has made me cry. I can't remember crying like this since Beaches and Steel Magnolias years ago. To be honest the movie seemed a little boring and overacted to start with - Pfeiffer was very much as she had been in Dangerous Minds, controversial and unique (not that that is a bad thing, just repetitive). However, once you move past the 'a star is born' bit, the developing relationship between Warren Justice (Redford) and Tally Attwater is a beautiful and believable one. It is also interesting to get a look at how the TV news may operate behind-the-scenes.
Unlike so many star couplets today, Redford and Pfeiffer have true on-screen chemistry and are at their best in this film.
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