Broadcast News

"Very Good"

Broadcast News Review


Rather dated now, this acclaimed tragicomedy about the network news sheds a little light on how the news gets made -- namely about how pretty boy anchormen are fed everything they say -- but its romance falls on the flat side. Holly Hunter (hard-boiled producer) and William Hurt (aforementioned pretty boy) are just too mismatched to make for a believable pair, and quirky Albert Brooks (geeky reporter) would never in a million years be allowed on the air. It's absurd but often funny, usually when it's dissecting the TV trade.


Broadcast News

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Run time: 133 mins

In Theaters: Friday 25th December 1987

Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Amercent Films, American Entertainment Partners L.P., Gracie Films, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Fresh: 40 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Tom Grunick, as Aaron Altman, as Jane Craig, as Ernie Merriman, as Blair Litton, as Bill Rorich, as Jennifer Mack, Peter Hackl as Paul Moore, Christian Clemenson as Bobby, Robert Katims as Martin Klein, Ed Wheeler as George Wein, Stephen Mendillo as Gerald Grunick, Kimber Shoop as Young Tom, Dwayne Markee as Young Aaron, Gennie James as Young Jane, as Jane's Dad

Also starring:

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