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Originally written for Broadway in 1928 the producers/writers have done an amazing job of updating the story for the then-current 1990's.
Very quick, fast paced dialogue - this isn't for the mental midgets of the world who are used to having their movies hand delivered to them. To keep up you have to sharp, sharp, sharp!
Kudos to the casting director for choosing Ned Beatty who is gut-bustingly funny as District Attorney Roy Ridnitz! Kept trying to read his lips as he hilariously controls profane slurs about reporters. Lots of rapid fire quips at every turn making this one of the best stage play-to-film conversions ever.
As for the film, all three actors Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds,and Christopher Reeve were just starting to turn the corner on their acting careers and beginning their downward slope. Kathleen Turner would be diagnosed with rhematoid arthritis in 92, Burt would suffer PR problems with his breakup with Loni in 93, and Christopher Reeve would suffer his riding accident in 95.
But for this film in 1988, all three actors were in top form in their performances.The result is a very entertaining comedy that fans of these stars should not miss.
I keep looking, hoping for a DVD release. But alas.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The movie has been remade 3 or 4 times. I enjoyed the movie. Burt , Turner and Reeve were also excellent.Published 5 months ago by Ron4449
Everyone knows this movie is awesome. If you haven't seen it, Burt Reynold's mustache should be enough to get you there!Published 8 months ago by L. Collins
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knew the movie already a modern take on the front page also filmed as his girl FridayPublished 15 months ago by Lloyd N. West Jr.
Came in the wrong format with German dubbing, wanted the english version, knew I was in trouble when the postage said from EuropePublished 23 months ago by Brian Dinesfeld