Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
There are also some good cameos by the late William Kunstler and Jason Robards. There's also a hillarious cameo by Bob Costas which I won't give away, you've just gotta see it:)
Henry Hackett (Michael Keaton) has a grueling job as an editor at The New York Sun (my guess being it's supposed to be a ficitional verison of The New York Post judging by such front page headlines as "No Parking Except For Me" and "Gotcha") that usually keeps him from his wife nine months pregnant wife Martha (Marisa Tomei) 24/7, so she's pressuring him to get a cushier job at The New York Sentinal (fictional version of The New York Times based on their mantra of "We Cover The World.") Henry of course doesn't want to be out of the action that makes him down Cokes and Tums all day, and finds himself subconsciously sabatoging the interview in the pursuit of finding out the truth behind a grizzly murder and exonerate the two boys arrested for the murder whom he knows in his gut are innocent. The movie takes place during these twenty four hours; from battling with bosses, to fights, to shootings to a father trying to make ammends with his daughter he neglected; this movie shows a day in the life of five people as they try to find the truth behind the murder and the truth about their lifes. Because your whole world can change in twenty-four hours.
Some scenes are classics, like when Michael Keaton's character is constantly scrounging for quarters to buy a coke, or when one of the editors is complaining because he wants a specially-designed chair because of his bad back.
I was a reporter when I saw this movie, and I instantly recognized all these characters as variations on the folks I worked with every day. The maniac energy, the ethical criseses, the occasional editor who lives beyond his/her means -- all this stuff really does happen.
Anyone who's serious about being a reporter must rent both this and "All the President's Men".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great movie and cast, day in the life of news folks in small NYC paper, chaos seems to reign but maybe some sort of order prevails.Published 2 months ago by Thomas D. King
Another Ron Howard Gem, complete with a cameo appearance by his brother. Michael Keaton was at the top of his form. Every bit as good as Mr. Mom.Published 4 months ago by Jay M. Dugan
Truly a classic about life/work, journalistic ethics, with a surprising number of solid actors (as well as numerous fun cameos to spot).Published 4 months ago by Anita D.
One of the finest ensemble films made in the past couple of decades.
This is one of those movies where I can truly engage with and in because I actually lived this life. Read more
The story is kind of slow in starting but is enjoyable once it gets going.Published 5 months ago by C.B.
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > 4-for-3 DVD
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Comedy
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Drama
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Universal Studios Home Entertainment > All Universal Studios Titles
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Universal Studios Home Entertainment > Comedy
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Universal Studios Home Entertainment > Drama