Switching Channels

Switching Channels

Director: Ted Kotcheff, Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve

Cast: Ted Kotcheff, Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve

     
 
The 1920s-era play The Front Page was about a Chicago reporter who wants to retire and get married but is tricked by his editor into doing one last story -- which proves to be complicated. It was made into a classic film in 1931 and inspired the 1940 hit movie His Girl Friday, in which the reporter was changed into a woman. Billy Wilder also remade the

Overview

The 1920s-era play The Front Page was about a Chicago reporter who wants to retire and get married but is tricked by his editor into doing one last story -- which proves to be complicated. It was made into a classic film in 1931 and inspired the 1940 hit movie His Girl Friday, in which the reporter was changed into a woman. Billy Wilder also remade the original film in 1974. Switching Channels is a 1988 remake of His Girl Friday, with Kathleen Turner in the starring role, which has now morphed into that of a cable television network news anchor, Christy Colleran. She wants to marry a rich and handsome sporting goods manufacturer, Blaine Bingham (Christopher Reeve) and move out of town. But her ex-husband, John L. Sullivan IV (Burt Reynolds), who is also her producer and boss, gives her one final assignment to try to keep her around. Her reporting leads her into an investigation of a jail escape that follows a botched-up execution. Writer Jonathan Reynolds updated the original material. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/2011
UPC:
0043396380745
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures Home
Sales rank:
29,750

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kathleen Turner Christy Colleran
Burt Reynolds John L. Sullivan IV
Christopher Reeve Blaine Bingham
Ned Beatty Roy Ridnitz
Master Henry Gibson Ike Roscoe
George Newbern Siegenthaler
Al Waxman Berger
Ken James Warden Terwilliger
Barry Flatman Zaks
Ted Simonett Tillinger
Anthony Sherwood Carvalho
Joe Silver Morosini
Charles Kimbrough Governor
Russell Jasper Gordon Jasper
Monica Parker Jessica
Allan Royal Obregon
Fiona Reid Pamela Farbrother
Andre Mayers Jesse
Bill Randolph Eric
Richard Comar Governor's Aide
Grant Cowan Crannock
Wayne Fleming Bryce
Laura Robinson Karen Ludlow
Angelo Rizacos Ridnitz's Sidekick
Tony Rosato Joker
Jackie Richardson Abigail
Laurie Paton Reporter
Warren Davis Reporter
Katya Ladan Reporter
Rex Hagon Reporter
Philip Akin Guard
Patrick Patterson Guard
John Welsh Chaplain
Corrine Koslo Yvonne
Judah Katz Tillinger Sound Man
Jason Blicker Sound Man
Diane Douglass Uupper-Class Woman
Ida Carnevali Poor "Yuppie" Mother
Noel Gray Nancy
Megan Smith Booking Secretary
Jane Schoettle Booking Secretary
Philip Malotte 6'8" Cameraman
Chick Roberts Cop
Bill Cotterell Rusty
James Loxley Anchorman
Cheryl Wilson Barbara
Ray Landry SNN Anchorperson
John Dee Old Man in Lobby
Peter Walachy Tattooee
John Davies Aide
Eric Fink Butler
Jack Duffy Emil, The Waiter
Robert Morelli Waiter
Arlene Mazerolle Hotel Receptionist

Technical Credits
Ted Kotcheff Director
Stuart Aikins Casting
Don Carmody Executive Producer
Rory Cutler Special Effects
Charles Dunlop Art Director,Production Designer
Mark Freeborn Set Decoration/Design
James Giovannetti Asst. Director
Jim Kaufman Asst. Director
Mary E. McLeod Costumes/Costume Designer
Rose Marie McSherry Set Decoration/Design
Michel Legrand Score Composer
Thom Noble Editor
Anne Pritchard Production Designer
Francois Protat Cinematographer
Martin Ransohoff Producer
Jonathan Reynolds Screenwriter
Katherine Southern Makeup
Lynn Trout Set Decoration/Design

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