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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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Jon Avnet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Redford ... Warren Justice
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Tally Atwater
Stockard Channing ... Marcia McGrath
Joe Mantegna ... Bucky Terranova
Kate Nelligan ... Joanna Kennelly
Glenn Plummer ... Ned Jackson
James Rebhorn ... John Merino
Scott Bryce ... Rob Sullivan
Raymond Cruz ... Fernando Buttanda
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Luanne Atwater
Miguel Sandoval ... Dan Duarte
Noble Willingham ... Buford Sells
James Karen ... Tom Orr
Brian Markinson ... Vic Nash
Michael Laskin ... 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 »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Golden Girl See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robin Wright was considered for the role of Sally Atwater. See more »

Goofs

When Warren first goes to Tally's apartment, he can be seen reflected in a mirror reopening the door after he had already opened it in the previous shot. See more »

Quotes

Tally: Why don't you come with me?
Warren: I've already been where you're going.
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Connections

Features ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953) See more »

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Sweet Talkin' Rag
Written and Performed by Sam Fonteyn
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The life of TV journalists
5 January 2002 | by esteban1747See all my reviews

The film tries to give an idea of the difficulties of TV journalists to succeed and the problems they may face during the job. The director of the film seems to be interested of what may happen in Cuba, and the film touches partially the ethic of contra group in Miami. It also shows how mass media are always behind sensation of the news, sometimes sacrificing the life of the reporters, and this is what happened to Robert Redford, one of the heros of the film. This is not an easy film to be seen, but the argument is acceptable.


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