Broadcast News (film)

Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedydrama film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The film concerns a virtuoso television news producer Holly Hunter, who has daily emotional breakdowns, a brilliant yet prickly reporter Albert Brooks and his charismatic but far less seasoned rival William Hurt. It also stars Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, and Jack Nicholson billed only in the end credits as the evening news anchor.

All three work out of the Washington, D.C., office of a national television network. Craig is drawn to Grunick, but resents his lack of qualifications for his new position as news anchor. Altman also is appalled by Grunicks lack of experience and knowledge, but accepts his advice when finally getting an opportunity to anchor a newscast himself. Unfortunately, he lacks Grunicks poise and composure in that seat, his debut as anchor a resounding failure.Altman acknowledges to Craig that he is in love with her while trying to dissuade her from pursuing a romantic relationship with Grunick. As a massive layoff hits the network, resulting in many colleagues losing their jobs, Altman tenders his resignation while tipping off Craig to a breach of ethics on Grunicks part. She decides she cannot in good conscience get personally involved with Grunick and she no longer has either man in her personal or professional life, at least until the three of them reunite several years later. ........

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