The Paper Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for The Paper the Movie

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Another crowd pleaser from director Howard follows a red letter day in the life of an editor at the tabloid New York Sun (modeled on the trashy Post). Fresh, fast-moving script by the Koepp brothers (who appear as reporters) offers a fairly accurate portrayal of the business of journalism (including the "brisk" language), with a few Hollywood exceptions. Pace suffers from cutaways to life outside, while script and direction sometimes coast past targets. Propelled by a fine cast, with cola-swigging editor Keaton the focus as he juggles his personal and professional lives. As a managing editor married to her work and ready to run over anyone in her way, Close is both funny and scary. Duvall contributes salt as the old newsroom warhorse. Tons of cameos, though those outside of the business may not notice them.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Front Page, Justice Prevails...?, Corporate Shenanigans, New York, New York
David Koepp, Steven Koepp
Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall, Marisa Tomei, Glenn Close, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards, Jason Alexander, Spalding Gray, Catherine O'Hara, Lynne Thigpen
John Seale
Ron Howard
Randy Newman
Brian Grazer, Frederick Zollo, Dylan Sellers, Todd Hallowell, Imagine Entertainment, Mark Huffam

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