William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky
James L. Brooks (Director), James L. Brooks (Screenplay)
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.
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.