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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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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:

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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

Michelle Pfeiffer turned down the chance to star in a (never produced) adventure film about female pirates - "Mistress of the Sea" - in order to star in this film. At the time, Pfeiffer had just given birth to her son and did not want to travel overseas. 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 Atwater: Do you want to be with me?
Warren Justice: So much it hurts.
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Referenced in Baghead (2008) See more »

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Written and Performed by David Hewson (as Dave Hewson)
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Great Movie
8 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Michelle Pfeiffer is a wonderful actress who brings her characters alive. The movie was heartwarming because of her performance. The plot was realistic and well done. Robert Redford did a far better job in this flick than he has in most of his other movies. Pfeiffer and Redford seem to have great chemistry. This combination works well. I highly recommend this movie since a lot of information about what goes on behind the scenes in the news industry are highlighted. I am writing this review in 2005 and the issues we are dealing with in this era were addressed in Up Close and Personal which was made in 1996. Pfeiffer's character remarked that the news was based on what the sponsors wanted; the one major complaint about the news media today is that it is corporate-owned and corporate controlled. So, we don't get the real deal when watching the news. We need PBS and Link TV to get the real news, but mainstream media is exactly as Up Close and Personal portrayed it. Great job! Thank you, Michelle


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