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The Paper R

The Paper
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 18, 1997
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 34


User Ratings: 7,293
Rating: 3/5 -- Not a bad view of the inner-workings at a daily
Lawrence Journal-World
Jul 28, 2003
Rating: 3/4 -- It's clear right away that The Paper benefits substantially from Keaton's typically stellar turn as the central character... Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Dec 9, 2013
It's all slick, fizzy fun. But the film's fighting spirit gets snatched.
Rolling Stone
Jun 6, 2001
...Fizzy, fast-paced....[Keaton] at his most urgent and winning... -- Rating: B
Entertainment Weekly
Mar 25, 1994
Rating: 3/4 -- A crowd pleaser, and, regardless of any viewer's experience (or lack thereof) with the behind-the-scenes wrangling that goes on in newspaper offices, the story is affable and entertaining. Full Review
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 4/5 -- One of Ron Howard's most underrated films.
Fantastica Daily
Sep 28, 2005
...It's as crowd-pleasing as PARENTHOOD....THE PAPER never stops for breath long enough to be dull...
Los Angeles Times
Mar 18, 1994

Product Description:

Ron Howard directed this lightning-paced, high-energy drama following one day in the life of Henry Hackett (Michael Keaton), a frantic metro editor for a fictitious New York tabloid. While investigating the apparently race-related killing of two white businessmen found murdered in their car, Hackett discovers a conspiracy by the police involving the falsely arrested black youths. With the help of his very pregnant wife, Martha (Marisa Tomei), he scoops the competition by uncovering a connection to the mob. But his editor, the acerbic penny-counting Alicia (Glenn Close), questions the validity of his findings and refuses to print the story. Curmudgeonly managing editor Bernie White (Robert Duvall) tries to stop his two editors from fighting while losing a battle for his own health. THE PAPER features a terrific supporting cast, including Jason Robards as the paper's publisher, Randy Quaid as a paranoid columnist, Jason Alexander as a corrupt politician, and Spalding Gray as a New York Times-type editor. However, the movie belongs to Keaton himself, as an ambitious, harried reporter in search of the big story. Two brothers--screenwriter David Koepp and Time magazine editor Stephen Koepp, collaborated on the screenplay. To lend realism to the film, Howard rounded up a large group of media figures to make cameos, including Kurt Loder, Pete Hamill, Bob Costas, Richard Price, William Kunstler, Jane Hanson, E. Graydon Carter, and others.

Plot Synopsis:

Trying to scoop the city's "reputable" paper and facing near-impossible personal and professional deadlines, Henry Hackett is desperate to make it all work without losing his sanity.


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  • Sales Rank: 39,774
  • UPC: 025192001123
  • Shipping Weight: 0.23/lbs (approx)
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