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Broadcast News

1987 Rated R 2hr 12m

Three ambitious workaholics -- a handsome but weak-minded anchorman, his driven producer and a neurotic reporter -- are set loose in a network TV newsroom, where their professional and personal lives become hopelessly cross-wired.

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Movie Details

1988 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
  • Top 100 Laughs
1988 Academy Award®
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Actor nominee: William Hurt
  • Best Writing Original Screenplay nominee
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: Albert Brooks
  • Best Actress nominee: Holly Hunter
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Cinematography nominee
Adult content, adult language and brief nudity
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1


Spanish (Neutral), English

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

With a 1.85:1 widescreen transfer, the film looks great: It's crisp and well-preserved. As for audio, the English track is in Dolby Digital Surround, and there's a French track in Dolby mono. English and Spanish subtitles are provided. No extras except the theatrical trailer (which looks horrible).