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Broadcast News


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


James L. Brooks (Director), James L. Brooks (Screenplay) 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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2 Question about the story to Broadcast News (1987).
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.
She is in complete denial about the fact that she is drawn to Tom's looks and feigns ignorance regarding Aaron's feelings for her even though she is totally aware of how he feels and this is where the control freak in the character comes in, symbolized throughout the story with Jane giving directions to drivers every time she has to take a taxi.