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Director: Ron Howard, Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close

Cast: Ron Howard, Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close

     
 

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Director Ron Howard's drama follows a beleaguered reporter during a hectic 24 hours at a New York City tabloid. Michael Keaton stars as Henry Hackett, a metro editor for the struggling New York Sun. Hackett is being wooed by the Sentinel, a more upscale paper, but he's addicted to the adrenaline-stimulating, breakneck pace of the Sun's newsroom, much to the

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Director Ron Howard's drama follows a beleaguered reporter during a hectic 24 hours at a New York City tabloid. Michael Keaton stars as Henry Hackett, a metro editor for the struggling New York Sun. Hackett is being wooed by the Sentinel, a more upscale paper, but he's addicted to the adrenaline-stimulating, breakneck pace of the Sun's newsroom, much to the consternation of his pregnant wife Martha (Marisa Tomei. Hackett is currently pursuing a story of two minority youths who have been arrested for the murders of two men. He learns that the police think that the killings may be a mob hit. In the court of public opinion, however, the innocent suspects are being judged as guilty, and the police may bow to the pressure. As Hackett and his staff desperately work all the story's angles to find the truth, several other dramas unfold. Top editor Bernie (Robert Duvall) learns that he has prostate cancer, and tough publisher Alicia (Glenn Close) wonders if her lack of popularity is due to her cost-cutting, her personality, or the fact that she's a woman. In their only collaboration, screenwriter David Koepp co-wrote the script with his brother Stephen Koepp, a senior editor at Time magazine.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/11/1995
UPC:
0096898200530
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Keaton Henry Hackett
Robert Duvall Bernie White
Glenn Close Alicia Clark
Marisa Tomei Martha Hackett
Randy Quaid McDougal
Jason Robards Graham Keighley
Jason Alexander Marion Sandusky
Spalding Gray Paul Bladden
Catherine O'Hara Susan
Lynne Thigpen Janet
Jack Kehoe Phil
Roma Maffia Carmen
Clint Howard Ray Blaisch
Geoffrey Owens Lou
Amelia Campbell Robin
William Prince Henry's Father
Augusta Dabney Henry's Mother
Bruce Altman Carl
Jack McGee Wilder
Janet Hirshenson Actor
Jane Jenkins Actor
Jill Hennessy Deanne White
Bobo Lewis Anna
Michael Countryman Emmett
Siobhan Fallon Lisa
Joe Viviani Max
Julie Donatt Kathy
Gary Dourdan Copy Guy
James Ritz A.C. Repairman
Miles Watson A.C. Repairman
Divina Cook Sobbing Woman
Jack A. O'Connell Press Operator
Herb Lovelle Victor
John Bentley Paste-Up Person
Louisa Marie Sentinel Receptionist
Stephen Koepp German Newsperson
Victor Truro Bernie's Doctor
Cedric Young Martha's Paramedic
Paul Geier Doctor Porter
Rance Howard Alicia's Doctor
Jean Speegle Howard Hospital Volunteer
Joe Pentangelo Arresting Officer
Sally Jane Heit Grace
Myra Taylor Mother
Harsh Nayyar Attendant
Donna Hanover Herself
Pete Hamill Himself
William Kunstler Himself
Kurt Loder Himself
John Miller Himself
Michael P. Moran Chuck
Richard Price Himself

Technical Credits
Ron Howard Director
Maher Ahmad Art Director
Brian Grazer Producer
Todd Hallowell Executive Producer,Production Designer
Daniel Hanley Editor
Michael Hill Editor
Mike Hill Editor
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Jane Jenkins Casting
Stephen Koepp Screenwriter
David Koepp Co-producer,Screenwriter
Bruce MacCallum Camera Operator
Danny Michael Musical Direction/Supervision
Randy Newman Score Composer
Aldric La'Auli Porter Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Rita Ryack Costumes/Costume Designer
John Seale Cinematographer
Dylan Sellers Executive Producer
Louisa Velis Associate Producer
Allen Weisinger Makeup
Frederick Zollo Producer

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The Paper 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an over-looked gem when it hits theatres, and what a shame. Howard nails the pace and beat of New York City with great flair. The characters are wonderful and it almost feels like you've been watching them on some sit-com for years. Keaton and Quaid's buddy reporters are hilarious, but it's Duvall and Close that steal the show. The film has such a fantastic pulse to it that you've got to see it to feel it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie when it first came out. The casting was awesome! Micheal Keaton and Marissa Tormae worked so well together. One of Ron Howard's best. I have watched it several times since I got the DVD.