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.Written by
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Tom tells Jane about a problem with the "Allen Fighting Vehicle." It's based on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Originally intended to be a transport with offensive capability, so many features were added that it became completely untenable. Adding heavier armor and greater armaments required a sturdier build, which required a more powerful engine and greater fuel capacity, which meant it could carry fewer soldiers. The added weight made it sink in marshy ground. Tests showed to to be little more than a portable soldier incinerator. In the end, the design had to be reworked, leading to $5 billion in cost overruns. The story was dramatized in The Pentagon Wars (1998). See more »
Although it's not made clear, among the last scenes of the movie is Tom on a mobile lounge, which takes on passengers at the terminal and then lowers to travel. Tom's lounge moves away from the camera without first lowering. These mobile lounges, once a notable feature at Dulles International Airport (IAD) in northern Virginia, were also used at other airports, in this case at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) in Maryland. See more »
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A lot of alliteration from anxious anchors placed in powerful posts!
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The suggested new News theme presented in the movie, including the "big finish!". See more »
Excellent movie about a big media firm and the goings on both on and off camera. Covering several years, the film centers on 3 upwardly mobile, young hopefuls, all striving for their place within the corporation. Well written dialogue, flawless acting, and a riveting story made for 2 hours of solid entertainment.
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