Switching Channels

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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 ...
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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
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  • Release Date: 5/3/2011
  • UPC: 043396380745
  • Original Release: 1988
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  • Source: Sony Pictures Home
  • Format: DVD

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
Philip Akin Guard
Jason Blicker Sound Man
Ida Carnevali Poor "Yuppie" Mother
Richard Comar Governor's Aide
Bill Cotterell Rusty
Grant Cowan Crannock
John Davies Aide
Warren Davis Reporter
John Dee Old Man in Lobby
Diane Douglass Uupper-Class Woman
Jack Duffy Emil, The Waiter
Eric Fink Butler
Wayne Fleming Bryce
Russell Jasper Gordon Jasper
Noel Gray Nancy
Noel Gray Nancy
Rex Hagon Reporter
Judah Katz Tillinger Sound Man
Corrine Koslo Yvonne
Katya Ladan Reporter
Ray Landry SNN Anchorperson
James Loxley Anchorman
Philip Malotte 6'8" Cameraman
Andre Mayers Jesse
Arlene Mazerolle Hotel Receptionist
Robert Morelli Waiter
Monica Parker Jessica
Laurie Paton Reporter
Patrick Patterson Guard
Bill Randolph Eric
Fiona Reid Pamela Farbrother
Jackie Richardson Abigail
Angelo Rizacos Ridnitz's Sidekick
Chick Roberts Cop
Laura Robinson Karen Ludlow
Tony Rosato Joker
Allan Royal Obregon
Jane Schoettle Booking Secretary
Megan Smith Booking Secretary
Peter Walachy Tattooee
John Welsh Chaplain
Cheryl Wilson Barbara
Technical Credits
Ted Kotcheff Director
Stuart Aikins Casting
Don Carmody Executive Producer, Producer
Rory Cutler Special Effects
Charles Dunlop Art Director, Production Designer
Mark Freeborn Set Decoration/Design
James Giovannetti Jr. Asst. Director
Jim Kaufman Asst. Director
Michel Legrand Score Composer
Mary E. McLeod Costumes/Costume Designer
Rose Marie McSherry Set Decoration/Design
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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