Broadcast News

Broadcast News (1987)

It’s the story of their lives.

  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Release Date: 1987-12-16
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 190 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 13min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Amercent Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 190 Ratings


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.

Broadcast News Trailer

Broadcast News Photos

  • William Hurt

    as Tom Grunick
  • Albert Brooks

    as Aaron Altman
  • Holly Hunter

    as Jane Craig
  • Robert Prosky

    as Ernie Merriman
  • Lois Chiles

    as Jennifer Mack
  • Joan Cusack

    as Blair Litton
  • Peter Hackes

    as Paul Moore
  • Christian Clemenson

    as Bobby
  • Jack Nicholson

    as Bill Rorich
  • Robert Katims

    as Martin Klein
  • Ed Wheeler

    as George Wein
  • Stephen Mendillo

    as Gerald Grunick
  • Kimber Shoop

    as Young Tom
  • Dwayne Markee

    as Young Aaron
  • Gennie James

    as Young Jane
  • Leo Burmester

    as Jane's Dad
  • Marita Geraghty

    as Date-Rape Woman
  • Glen Roven

    as News Theme Writer
  • Marc Shaiman

    as News Theme Writer
  • John Cusack

    as Angry Messenger
  • Frank Doubleday

    as Mercenary
  • Jonathan Benya

    as Clifford Altman
  • Jane Welch

    as Anne Merriman
  • Amy Brooks

    as Elli Merriman
Writing James L. Brooks Screenplay
Directing James L. Brooks Director
Production James L. Brooks Producer
Art Charles Rosen Production Design
Production Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Editing Richard Marks Editor
Camera Michael Ballhaus Director of Photography
Production David V. Lester Unit Production Manager
Sound Bob Badami Music Editor
Production Kristi Zea Associate Producer
Sound Bill Conti Original Music Composer
Camera David M. Dunlap Camera Operator
Production Penney Finkelman Cox Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Molly Maginnis Costume Design
Production Polly Platt Executive Producer
Production Susan Zirinsky Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Colleen Callaghan Hairstylist
Camera Kerry Hayes Still Photographer
Editing Karen I. Stern First Assistant Editor
Crew Jery Hewitt Stunt Coordinator
Sound Patrick Drummond Sound Effects Editor
Sound Robert Grieve Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Carl Fullerton Makeup Artist
Sound Rick Kline Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Donald O. Mitchell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Kevin O’Connell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Editing Dave Kulczycki Dialogue Editor
Directing Mary Bailey Script Supervisor
Camera Gábor Kövér First Assistant Camera
Sound Jacqueline Cristianini Dialogue Editor
Editing Frank Smathers Dialogue Editor
Art Jane Bogart Set Decoration
Lighting John W. DeBlau Gaffer
Sound Linda Whittlesey Sound Effects Editor
Production Cynthia Streit Production Coordinator
Sound Thomas Causey Sound Mixer