- Broadcast News (film)
name = Broadcast News
caption = Theatrical release poster
James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
Holly Hunter Albert Brooks William Hurt Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles Joan Cusack Jack Nicholson
20th Century Fox Gracie Films
December 16, 1987
runtime = 133 min.
country = flagicon|USA
language = English
budget = $20 million
gross = $51,249,404
amg_id = 1:7181
imdb_id = 0092699
"Broadcast News" is a 1987
romantic comedy filmwritten, produced and directed by James L. Brooks, about a virtuoso television newsproducer ( Holly Hunter), who has daily emotional breakdowns, a brilliant yet prickly reporter ( Albert Brooks) and his charismatic but far less seasoned rival ( William Hurt). It also stars Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, and Jack Nicholsonin an unbilled role as the evening news anchor.
The film revolves around three characters who work in television news. Jane Craig (Hunter) is a talented producer who tries to conceal how important it is for her to be found sexually attractive by a handsome man who epitomizes everything about television news that appalls her. Jane's best friend and frequent collaborator, Aaron Altman (Brooks), is a gifted writer and reporter ambitious for on-camera exposure, who is secretly in love with Jane, and embittered by her rejection of him. Tom Grunick (Hurt), a local news anchorman who was up until recently a sports anchorman, is charismatic and telegenic but denied self-respect due to his intellectual limitations, of which he is all too aware. He is attracted to Jane, although he is also intimidated by her skills and intensity. The emotional triangle formed by these three disparate people and their different career paths form the basis for the film's storyline.
The film contains bits of business that are a send-up of TV journalism's egos on the one hand, and a tribute to the immediacy with which the medium can infuse news events on the other. Many of its detailed observations of public affairs TV are extremely accurate.
Holly Hunteras Jane Craig
Albert Brooksas Aaron Altman
William Hurtas Tom Grunick
Robert Proskyas Ernie Merriman
Lois Chilesas Jennifer Mack
Joan Cusackas Blair Litton
Jack Nicholsonas Bill Rorich
John Cusackas Angry Messenger
Marc Shaimanas News Theme Writer
The events depicted in the movie closely parallel and satirize the
1984mass layoffs (" downsizing") that occurred at CBS News. Longtime " CBS Evening News" producer Susan Zirinskywas a technical adviser on the film.
The score was by
Bill Conti. Emmy Award-winning composers Glen Roven and Marc Shaimanmake cameo appearances as a dorky musician team who have composed a theme for the news program in the film.
The female lead was originally written for
Debra Winger, who worked with James L. Brooksin the Academy Award-winning film " Terms of Endearment". However, Winger was replaced by Holly Hunterat the last minute because of her pregnancy.
The movie was nominated for
Academy Awardsin the categories of Best Actor in a Leading Role (William Hurt), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Albert Brooks), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Holly Hunter), Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.
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