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Broadcast News

Broadcast News
Broadcast News
Broadcast News
  • R
  • 2h 13m
  • 1987
Certified Fresh98%
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A satiric look at the Washington news bureau of a major TV network and the romantic triangle between a young female producer, a male news anchor, and a good-hearted male reporter.
© 1987 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh98%
Critics Consensus: Blockbuster dramatist James L. Brooks delivers with Broadcast News, fully entertaining with deft, deep characterization.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Witty TV newsroom tale for mature comedy fans.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is heavy on dialogue and "grown-up" humor and a better choice for mature teens and up. Characters discuss journalistic ethics and pose occasionally existential questions about life, careers, love, and success. Sexual content includes rear male nudity and a discussion of date rape for a news story. Violence is mild with some background shooting during one journalist's field report. Characters are realistically flawed and self-absorbed, but work together in a supportive way.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:December 16, 1987
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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