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Broadcast News


William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky View All


James L. Brooks (Screenplay), James L. Brooks (Director) View All

Release: Dec. 16th, 1987
Runtime: 2 hours, 13 minutes
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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View Spoilers WARNING: "SPOILERS" spoilers below I don't understand why it was such a big deal that Tom has to shoot his reaction to the woman he was interviewing, after her inte...

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The main reason why this film was such a hit for me was definitely the performances of the central trio of William Hurt, Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks.
Citizen Rules
Brooks Cast: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romanc.
The 1987 film is set in contemporary Washington DC where we meet a quirky, control freak news producer named Jane, played by Oscar winner Holly Hunter, who is not happy with the trend that television news is becoming more concerned with entertainment than information.