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Broadcast News (1987)

R
133 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Take two rival television reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one Producer, female. Mix well, and watch the sparks fly.
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$ 20,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 197,542
Gross (USA)
$ 51,249,404
Gross (World)
$ 67,331,309
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Release date
Dec 25, 1987 (United States)

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76 cast members
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William Hurt
Tom Grunick Tom Grunick   See fewer
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Albert Brooks
Aaron Altman Aaron Altman   See fewer
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Holly Hunter
Jane Craig Jane Craig   See fewer
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Robert Prosky
Ernie Merriman Ernie Merriman   See fewer
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Lois Chiles
Jennifer Mack Jennifer Mack   See fewer
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Joan Cusack
Blair Litton (as Joan Cusak) Blair Litton (as Joan Cusak)   See fewer
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Peter Hackes
Paul Moore Paul Moore   See fewer
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Jack Nicholson
Bill Rorish Bill Rorish   See fewer
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Robert Katims
Martin Klein Martin Klein   See fewer
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Ed Wheeler
George Weln George Weln   See fewer
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Stephen Mendillo
Gerald Grunick Gerald Grunick   See fewer
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Kimber Shoop
Young Tom Young Tom   See fewer
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Dwayne Markee
Young Aaron Young Aaron   See fewer
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Gennie James
Young Jane Young Jane   See fewer
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Leo Burmester
Jane's Dad Jane's Dad   See fewer
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Amy Brooks
Elli Merriman Elli Merriman   See fewer
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Jane Welch
Anne Merriman Anne Merriman   See fewer
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Jonathan Benya
Clifford Altman Clifford Altman   See fewer
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Frank Doubleday
Mercenary Mercenary   See fewer
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Manuel Alvarez
Spanish Cameraman Spanish Cameraman   See fewer
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Luis Valderrama
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Francisco García
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Richard Thomsen
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Nat Benchley
Commander (as Nathan Benchley) Commander (as Nathan Benchley)   See fewer
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Marita Geraghty
Date-Rape Woman Date-Rape Woman   See fewer
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Nicholas D. Blanchet
Weekend News Producer Weekend News Producer   See fewer
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Maura Moynihan
Makeup Woman Makeup Woman   See fewer
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Chuck Lippman
Floor Manager Floor Manager   See fewer
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Nannette Rickert
Paul's Secretary Paul's Secretary   See fewer
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Timothy W. White
Edward Towne (as Tim White) Edward Towne (as Tim White)   See fewer
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Peggy Pridemore
Tom's Soundwoman Tom's Soundwoman   See fewer
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Gerard Ender
Newsroom Worker (as Gerald Ender) Newsroom Worker (as Gerald Ender)   See fewer
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David Long
Donny Donny   See fewer
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Joshua Billings
Chyron Operator (as Josh Billings) Chyron Operator (as Josh Billings)   See fewer
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Glenn Faigen
Technical Director Technical Director   See fewer
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Robert Grevemberg Jr.
Technical Director Technical Director   See fewer
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Richard Pehle
Control Room Director Control Room Director   See fewer
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James V. Franco
Weekend News Director Weekend News Director   See fewer
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Jimmy Mel Green
Assistant Director Assistant Director   See fewer
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Raoul N. Rizik
Assistant Director Assistant Director   See fewer
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Mike Skehan
Technician Technician   See fewer
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Franklyn L. Bullard
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Glen Roven
News Theme Writer News Theme Writer   See fewer
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Marc Shaiman
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Alex Mathews
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Steve Smith
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Martha Smith
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Cynthia B. Hayes
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Lance Wain
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M. Fekade-Salassie
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Gerald F. Gough
Uniformed Cop (as Jerry Gough) Uniformed Cop (as Jerry Gough)   See fewer
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Robert Rasch
Defense Dept. Spokesman Defense Dept. Spokesman   See fewer
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Robert Walsh
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Heather Ehlers
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Arlene M. Dillon
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Rochelle Deering
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Man in Airport Man in Airport   See fewer
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Woman in Airport Woman in Airport   See fewer
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Businessman (uncredited) Businessman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mailroom Clerk (uncredited) Mailroom Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Newsroom Staff (uncredited) Newsroom Staff (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 23,778 votes