Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance.

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  1. James L. Brooks

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. William Hurt

    William Hurt

    Tom Grunick

  2. Albert Brooks

    Albert Brooks

    Aaron Altman

  3. Holly Hunter

    Holly Hunter

    Jane Craig

  4. Robert Prosky

    Robert Prosky

    Ernie Merriman

  5. Lois Chiles

    Lois Chiles

    Jennifer Mack

  6. Joan Cusack

    Joan Cusack

    Blair Litton

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 13m

Budget $20,000,000.00

Revenue $51,249,404.00

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Release Information

  • December 16, 1987
    R, Theatrical



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