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The Paper (1994)

Director: Ron Howard

Writer(s): David Koepp, Stephen Koepp

Starring: Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards, Jason Alexander, Spalding Gray, Catherine O’Hara, Lynne Thigpen, Jack Kehoe, Roma Maffia, Clint Howard, Geoffrey Owens, Amelia Campbell, Jill Hennessy, William Prince, Augusta Dabney, Bruce Altman, Jack McGee, Bobo Lewis, Edward Hibbert, Michael Countryman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Joe Viviani, Julie Rowen, Ed Jupp Jr., Christi Hatcher, Gary Dourdan, James Ritz, Miles Watson, Divina Cook, Aloysius R. Burke, Benny Benowitz, Lee Kimball, Michael P. Moran, Jack O’Connell, Herb Krystall, Herb Lovelle, John Bentley, Vincent D’Arbouze, Michael Michael, Yvonne Warden, Louisa Marie, Stephen Koepp, Victor Truro, Cedric Young, Wylie Weeks, James Colby, Paul Geier, Rance Howard, Maureen Goldfedder, Karen Church, Diane Gnagnarelli, David J. Birnbach, Amos Grunebaum, Victoria Thomas, Jacqueline Murphy, Jean Speegle Howard, Joe Pentangelo, James Nestor, Jim Meskimen, Tony Hoty, Sally-Jane Heit, Mike Sheehan, Herbert Rubens, Cheryl Howard, Carol Ann Donohue, Shannon E. Donohue, Jeffrey H. Kaufman, Myra Taylor, Erika Johnson, Jan Mickens, Daniel Kenney, Thomas Long, Harsh Nayyar, Frank Inzerillo, Rosanna Scotto, Donna Hanover, Jane Hanson, Valerie Coleman, Chuck Scarborough, Brenda Blackmon, Cynthia Carter, Graydon Carter, Lou Colasuonno, Bob Costas, Larry Hackett, Harold ‘Happy’ Hairston, Pete Hamill, William Kunstler, Kurt Loder, Mike McAlary, Joanna Molloy, Richard Price, John Rhodes, Jerry Rosa, Linda Stasi, Dini von Mueffling, Jeannie Williams, John Miller, Debbie Gross Rodriguez, Kevin Ash, Patricia Holihan, Ralph Howard, Andrew D. Schwartz, Aj Stoan, Nick Taylor

Synopsis: Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchetman Alicia Clark, Henry’s nemesis, impose unpopular cutbacks. Henry’s wife Martha, a hugely pregnant former reporter of his, is fed up because he has so little time for his family. He is therefore considering an offer from Paul Bladden to edit a paper like the New York Times, which would mean more money, shorter hours, more respectability…but might also be a bit boring for his tastes. But a hot story soon confronts Henry with tough decisions.

Release Date:  March 25, 1994 (USA) | Length: 112 min | Genre: Comedy, Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong language.


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