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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.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Blockbuster dramatist James L. Brooks delivers with Broadcast News, fully entertaining with deft, deep characterization.
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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.
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- Genre:Drama, Comedy
- Release Date:December 16, 1987
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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