Broadcast News

It's the story of their lives.

Broadcast News (1987)


Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance.

Director: James L. Brooks
Writer: James L. Brooks

Broadcast News Viooz
Score: 5.8/10 from 25 votes
Release Date: 1987-12-16
Status: Released
Run time: 133 min / 2:13
Production Companies : Gracie Films, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Amercent Films, American Entertainment Partners L.P.
Production Country: United States of America


William Hurt
as Tom Grunick
Albert Brooks
as Aaron Altman
Holly Hunter
as Jane Craig
Robert Prosky
as Ernie Merriman
Joan Cusack
as Blair Litton
Jack Nicholson
as Bill Rorich
Lois Chiles
as Jennifer Mack
Peter Hackl
as Paul Moore
Christian Clemenson
as Bobby
Robert Katims
as Martin Klein
Ed Wheeler
as George Wein
Stephen Mendillo
as Gerald Grunick
Kimber Shoop
as Young Tom
Dwayne Markee
as Young Aaron
Gennie James
as Young Jane
Leo Burmester
as Jane's Dad


Directing James L. Brooks Director
Writing James L. Brooks Screenplay
Production James L. Brooks Producer
Production Polly Platt Executive Producer
Sound Bill Conti Original Music Composer
Camera Michael Ballhaus Director of Photography
Editing Richard Marks Editor
Production Penney Finkelman Cox Co-Producer
Production Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Art Charles Rosen Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Molly Maginnis Costume Design
Art Jane Bogart Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Carl Fullerton Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Colleen Callaghan Hairstylist
Production David V. Lester Unit Production Manager
Directing Mary Bailey Script Supervisor
Production Cynthia Streit Production Coordinator
Camera Kerry Hayes Still Photographer
Lighting John W. DeBlau Gaffer
Crew Jery Hewitt Stunt Coordinator
Camera Gábor Kövér First Assistant Camera
Camera David M. Dunlap Camera Operator
Editing Karen I. Stern First Assistant Editor
Sound Bob Badami Music Editor
Sound Kevin O'Connell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Donald O. Mitchell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Rick Kline Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Editing Jacqueline Cristianini Dialogue Editor
Editing Dave Kulczycki Dialogue Editor
Editing Frank Smathers Dialogue Editor
Sound Linda Whittlesey Sound Effects Editor
Sound Patrick Drummond Sound Effects Editor
Sound Robert Grieve Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Thomas Causey Sound mixer
Production Susan Zirinsky Associate Producer
Production Kristi Zea Associate Producer

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