Up Close & Personal

Up Close & Personal

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Director: Jon Avnet

Cast: Jon Avnet, Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing

     
 

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A story about a career television journalist who eclipses her mentor, this drama's plot resembles that of A Star Is Born, and it shares the same screenwriters as those who penned the 1976 version of that film, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion. It's based loosely on the real-life story of newscaster Jessica Savitch. Sally Atwater (Michelle Pfieffer) gets a job…  See more details below

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A story about a career television journalist who eclipses her mentor, this drama's plot resembles that of A Star Is Born, and it shares the same screenwriters as those who penned the 1976 version of that film, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion. It's based loosely on the real-life story of newscaster Jessica Savitch. Sally Atwater (Michelle Pfieffer) gets a job at a Miami TV station based on a demo tape from her hometown of Reno, Nevada. The station's news director is Warren Justice (Robert Redford), a former high-profile Washington newsman whose career has suffered from his insistence on integrity. He makes Sally his gofer and criticizes her clothes and appearance while she begs him for a chance to go on-air. She becomes the station's weathercaster and Warren gives her the stage name of Tally. With Warren's constant advice, she breaks into news reporting and her star rises quickly as the two become romantically involved. She takes a better job in Philadelphia, with Warren's blessing, and there she soon eclipses the anchorwoman Marcia McGrath (Stockard Channing). From there, Tally's career continues to flourish, while her relationship with Warren takes some strange twists and turns. ~ Michael Betzold

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/1997
UPC:
0786936009057
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Redford Warren Justice
Michelle Pfeiffer Tally Atwater (formerly Sally)
Stockard Channing Marcia McGrath
Joe Mantegna Bucky Terranova
Kate Nelligan Joanna Kennelly
Daniel Zacapa Actor
Glenn Plummer Ned Jackson
James Rebhorn John Merino
Scott Bryce Rob Sullivan
Yareli Arizmendi Inez Cifuentes
Ed Amatrudo Miami Reporter
Lexie Bigham Homeless Woman
Fern Buchner WMIA Makeup Woman
Nicholas Cascone WMIA Director
Ray Cruz Fernando Buttanda
Dennis Dun Satellite Van Technician
Fabian Himself
Julie Foreman WMIA Producer
Nigel Gibbs WFIL Floor Manager
Ginny Graham Focus Group Member
Bruce Gray Gabe Lawrence
Charlie Holliday Priest
James Karen Tom Orr
Michael Laskin IBS Director
Salvadore Levy Congessman Levy
Marc Macaulay Police Spokesman
Brian Markinson Vic Nash
Tom McCarthy Negotiator
Larry John Meyers Murray Gordon
Edwina Moore WMIA Co-Anchor
Charles Noland Focus Group Member
Norman Parker Mark Lindler
Miguel Perez WMIA Floor Manager
DeDee Pfeiffer Luanna Atwater
Andy Prosky Cord Otavio
Elizabeth Ruscio Miami Reporter
Miguel Sandoval Dan Duarte
Jack Shearer Prison Expert
Heidi Swedberg Sheila
Cynthia Szigeti 98 Year Old Twin
Richard Warner Spokesman
Michael Shamus Wiles WFIL Cameraman
Noble Willingham Buford Sells
Neil Giuntoli Trailer Park Manager
Joanna Sanchez Ileana

Technical Credits
Jon Avnet Director,Producer
Fern Buchner Makeup
Jeremy Conway Production Designer
Dorree Cooper Set Decoration/Design
Joan Didion Screenwriter
John Gregory Dunne Screenwriter
Linda Ellman Consultant/advisor
John C. Foreman Executive Producer
Ed Hookstratten Executive Producer
Martin Huberty Co-producer
Jordan Kerner Producer
Karl Walter Lindenlaub Cinematographer
Lisa Lindstrom Co-producer
Mark Mansbridge Art Director
David McGiffert Asst. Director
Bruce A. Miller Art Director
Debra Neil-Fisher Editor
Thomas Newman Score Composer
David Nicksay Producer
Chuck Picerni Stunts
David Rubin Casting
Scott Rudin Producer
Chuck Stewart Special Effects
Charles Wilborn Sound/Sound Designer
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer

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Up Close & Personal 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently started watching this movie somewhere in the middle. Something came up and I had to leave without seeing the ending. I saw it long ago but wanted to see the whole thing so rented it from library. Being devoted to Robert Redford, I must say that I really liked his character in this movie... a little more quicker-paced than his 'Tom Booker' in The Horse Whisperer. As the movie went on, I got completely attached to and engrossed in both of the characters and in their love story. Upon seeing the ending, I was just sick! I cried and cried and cried!! I felt like it had happened to me... I walked around the next day mourning someone who didn't even exist! This is by far the SADDEST movie I have EVER seen! I like the rest of the movie but I'll probably never watch it again because of the ending. I can't take it. And I thought An Affair to Remember was sad! LOOK out!