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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 television journalism, gets good advice from her first boss, and they fall in love.

Director:

Jon Avnet
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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 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 Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Every Day we Have, is One More Than We Deserve. 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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Trivia

The original script was based on the life of famed young newscaster Jessica Savitch, who was killed as a passenger in an automobile accident. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Rob Sullivan: Some people in this business get jaded because it's always the same awful stories. And it is the same stories - but they're happening to different people.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Mouth (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

I Shall Believe
Written by Sheryl Crow and Bill Bottrell
Performed by Sheryl Crow
Courtesy of A&M Records Inc.
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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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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:

$11,101,955, 3 March 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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