Up Close & Personal

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Up Close & Personal (Touchstone Movie)

“Up Close & Personal” is a romantic drama film released in 1996, directed by Jon Avnet. The movie stars Robert Redford as Warren Justice, a seasoned and respected television news anchor, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Tally Atwater, a talented and ambitious news reporter.

The story follows Tally Atwater, a young woman with dreams of becoming a successful news anchor. She gets her big break when she is hired as a reporter for a local television station in Miami. Tally’s talent and determination catch the attention of Warren Justice, a seasoned news anchor who becomes her mentor.

Under Warren’s guidance, Tally rises through the ranks and becomes a national news anchor, achieving the fame and success she always dreamed of. As their professional relationship blossoms, they also develop a romantic connection.

However, as Tally’s career soars, she faces the challenges of balancing her personal life and her demanding job. The film explores the sacrifices and choices she must make to navigate the competitive world of television journalism.

“Up Close & Personal” is a heartfelt and emotionally charged drama that delves into the complexities of love, ambition, and the price of success. Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer deliver captivating performances, portraying the dynamics of mentorship and the chemistry between their characters with authenticity and charm.

The film also features a memorable supporting cast, including Stockard Channing as Marcia McGrath, a network executive, and Joe Mantegna as Bucky Terranova, Tally’s colleague and friend.

“Up Close & Personal” received mixed reviews from critics but found an audience among fans of romantic dramas. The film’s blend of romance and the behind-the-scenes world of television journalism offers a captivating and entertaining experience for viewers looking for a touching and emotionally resonant story.

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  • Type of Movie: Live Action
  • Box Office: $100 million
  • Awards: Nominated Academy Award; Nominated Golden Globe; Won Grammy Awar
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  • Robert Redford: Warren Justice
  • Michelle Pfeiffer: Sally “Tally” Atwater
  • Stockard Channing: Marcia McGrath
  • Joe Mantegna: Bucky Terranova
  • Kate Nelligan: Joanna Kennelly
  • Glenn Plummer: Ned Jackson
  • James Rebhorn: John Merino
  • Scott Bryce: Rob Sullivan
  • Raymond Cruz: Fernando Buttanda
  • Dedee Pfeiffer: Luanne Atwater
  • Miguel Sandoval: Dan Duarte
  • Noble Willingham: Buford Sells
  • James Karen: Tom Orr
  • Brian Markinson: Vic Nash


  • Director: Jon Avnet
  • Producers: Jordan Kerner and David Nicksay
  • Writer: Joan Didon and John Gregory Dunne

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