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Up Close & Personal (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 1 March 1996 (USA)
An ambitious young woman, determined to build a career in TV journalism, gets good advice from her first boss, and they fall in love.

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Jon Avnet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Redford ... Warren Justice
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Tally Atwater
Stockard Channing ... Marcia McGrath
Joe Mantegna ... Bucky Terranova
Kate Nelligan ... Joanna Kennelly
Glenn Plummer ... Ned Jackson
James Rebhorn ... John Merino
Scott Bryce ... Rob Sullivan
Raymond Cruz ... Fernando Buttanda
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Luanne Atwater
Miguel Sandoval ... Dan Duarte
Noble Willingham ... Buford Sells
James Karen ... Tom Orr
Brian Markinson ... Vic Nash
Michael Laskin ... IBS Director
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Storyline

This is a telling of the Jessica Savitch story, the newswoman who, in the 1970's, became the "First Woman Anchor". Sally/Tally is taken under the wing of Warren in a Miami newsroom and becomes a news star on TV. Despite her love for Warren, she takes the big chance and moves on to Philadelphia, where he follows to rescue her faltering career at the cost of his own - as she rises he falls. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sensuality and depictions of violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Golden Girl See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,101,955, 3 March 1996

Gross USA:

$51,088,705

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,688,705
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dedee Pfeiffer plays Michelle Pfeiffer's younger sister Luanne in this film. Dedee Pfeiffer also had a bit part in Into The Night (1985). See more »

Goofs

When sheltering from the thunderstorm, Warren's hair and clothes are wet unless the shot is a closeup. See more »

Quotes

Rob Sullivan: Some people in this business get jaded because it's always the same awful stories. And it is the same stories - but they're happening to different people.
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Referenced in Melissa & Joey: Up Close & Personal (2010) See more »

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I Shall Believe
Written by Sheryl Crow and Bill Bottrell
Performed by Sheryl Crow
Courtesy of A&M Records Inc.
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Long but amazingly worth the time spent watching!
17 October 2004 | by annakillickSee all my reviews

It has been a long time since a film has made me cry. I can't remember crying like this since Beaches and Steel Magnolias years ago. To be honest the movie seemed a little boring and overacted to start with - Pfeiffer was very much as she had been in Dangerous Minds, controversial and unique (not that that is a bad thing, just repetitive). However, once you move past the 'a star is born' bit, the developing relationship between Warren Justice (Redford) and Tally Attwater is a beautiful and believable one. It is also interesting to get a look at how the TV news may operate behind-the-scenes.

Unlike so many star couplets today, Redford and Pfeiffer have true on-screen chemistry and are at their best in this film.


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