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Newsbreak (2000)

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A reporter risks his life to get to the bottom of a stack of lies, corruption and murder surrounding the opening of a local power plant.

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Serge Rodnunsky

Writer:

Paul Tarantino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rooker ... John McNamara
Judge Reinhold ... Jake McCallum
Robert Culp ... Judge McNamara
Kelly Miracco ... Linda Callaway (as Kelly Miller)
Noelle Parker ... London (as Noëlle Parker)
Kim Darby ... Frances Johnson
Sam Dobbins ... Morry
Michael Spound ... James McNamara
David Proval ... Jacob Johnson
Greg Mullavey ... George Linden
Walter Addison ... Mayor Getty
Donald Agnelli ... News Reporter
Ingrid Berg Ingrid Berg ... Helen McNamara
John Cade John Cade ... Lowell
Paul Terrell Clayton ... Detective Bradley
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A reporter risks his life to get to the bottom of a stack of lies, corruption and murder surrounding the opening of a local power plant.

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and violence | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Rojak Films - Info page

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'affaire McNamara See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Not worth the time to watch.
23 December 2000 | by bj_jgSee all my reviews

This is a really bad movie, composed of one chase scene after another. The characters are so one dimensional that you don't care what happens to them. And apparently they don't either. At one point, a character disappears in the middle of a tussle & chase scene. None of h-is/-er fellow characters even question, let alone investigate the disappearance. And sometime later, they happen to run into one another on the street -- apparently just so this loose end would be taken care of.

Altogether a real disappointment, especially since I've always liked Judge Reinhold, and have also enjoyed Michael Rooker. I just don't know why they wasted their time, as well as my own.


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