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Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, and William Hurt in the back office of the newsroom
Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, and William Hurt in the back office of the newsroom

Thumbnail for Broadcast News (1987) Broadcast News (1987)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 82
Notable as: Comedy-dramaGenre: romantic comedy, romance film, comedy-dramaNarrative location: WashingtonRuntime: 127 - 133 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: James L. BrooksScreenwriter: James L. BrooksMusic: Bill ContiCinematography: Michael BallhausStars: Albert Brooks, William Hurt, Robert Prosky, Holly Hunter, Joan Cusack, Lois Chiles, Jack Nicholson, Christian Clemenson, John Cusack, Peter Hackes Producer: James L. BrooksStudio: Gracie FilmsAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (William Hurt)
Academy Award for Best Actress (Holly Hunter)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Michael Ballhaus)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Richard Marks)
Academy Award for Best Picture (James L. Brooks)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Albert Brooks)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (James L. Brooks)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The film concerns a virtuoso television news producer, who has daily emotional breakdowns, a brilliant yet prickly reporter and his charismatic but far less seasoned rival. It also stars Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, and Jack Nicholson as the evening news anchor.


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