Broadcast News

Lists: Comedy, Romance, Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1987: # 0)

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People Involved

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