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Up Close & Personal (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 1 March 1996 (USA)
An ambitious young woman, determined to build a career in television journalism, gets good advice from her first boss, and they fall in love.

Director:

Jon Avnet
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Redford ... Warren Justice
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Tally Atwater
Stockard Channing ... Marcia McGrath
Joe Mantegna ... Bucky Terranova
Kate Nelligan ... Joanna Kennelly
Glenn Plummer ... Ned Jackson
James Rebhorn ... John Merino
Scott Bryce ... Rob Sullivan
Raymond Cruz ... Fernando Buttanda
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Luanne Atwater
Miguel Sandoval ... Dan Duarte
Noble Willingham ... Buford Sells
James Karen ... Tom Orr
Brian Markinson ... Vic Nash
Michael Laskin ... IBS Director
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Storyline

This is a telling of the Jessica Savitch story, the newswoman who, in the 1970s, became the "First Woman Anchor". Tally Atwater (Michelle Pfeiffer) is taken under the wing of Warren Justice (Robert Redford) in a Miami newsroom and becomes a news star on television. Despite her love for Warren, she takes the big chance and moves on to Philadelphia, where he follows to rescue her faltering career at the cost of his own - as she rises, he falls. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Every Day we Have, is One More Than We Deserve. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sensuality and depictions of violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The photo of Tally Atwater (Michelle Pfeiffer) as Miss Sierra Logger that she shows Warren Justice (Robert Redford) at the airport is an actual photo of Pfeiffer from her beauty pageant days. She took part in and won Miss Orange County 1978. See more »

Goofs

When Warren first goes to Tally's apartment, he can be seen reflected in a mirror reopening the door after he had already opened it in the previous shot. See more »

Quotes

Warren Justice: Every day we have is one more than we deserve.
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Connections

References Hard Copy (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Vivaldi: Spring 'The Four Seasons'
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Arranged and Performed by Charlotte Georg (as Lee Ashley)
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In the dictionary under "guilty pleasure"
29 October 1999 | by SKG-2See all my reviews

You know how there are some movies which you know you're not supposed to like but end up liking anyway? That perfectly describes this movie. This umpteenth re-telling of A STAR IS BORN is sappy, unbelievable(while previous "Norman Maine" characters are down because of alcohol, Redford's character is down because of his "integrity." Yeah, okay), and contains an unbearable Celine Dion(of course, in my opinion, unbearable and Celine Dion is redundant, but that's my opinion). But darn it if the romantic chemistry between Redford and Pfeiffer doesn't make this worth watching. And say what you want about director Jon Avnet(and I'm not a fan of his), he knows how to direct actors. Joe Mantegna, Stockard Channing, and Kate Nelligan are all excellent here. You may not like yourself for liking it, but there you go.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Golden Girl See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,101,955, 3 March 1996

Gross USA:

$51,088,705

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,688,705
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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