Overview

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.

  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

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 16, 1987
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 13m

Budget $20,000,000.00

Revenue $51,249,404.00

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