The Paper [DVD] [1994]

  • SKU: 3280283
  • Release Date: 11/19/1997
  • Rating: R
Ron Howard's humorous newspaper drama The Paper comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. English and French soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and the English 5.1 soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include production notes, and biographies of the cast and crew. This is an inexpensive, but pedestrian release from Universal.
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Overall Customer Rating:
50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 2)

Synopsis


The Paper
Director Ron Howard's drama follows a beleaguered reporter during a hectic 24 hours at a New York City tabloid. Michael Keaton stars as Henry Hackett, a metro editor for the struggling New York Sun. Hackett is being wooed by the Sentinel, a more upscale paper, but he's addicted to the adrenaline-stimulating, breakneck pace of the Sun's newsroom, much to the consternation of his pregnant wife Martha (Marisa Tomei. Hackett is currently pursuing a story of two minority youths who have been arrested for the murders of two men. He learns that the police think that the killings may be a mob hit. In the court of public opinion, however, the innocent suspects are being judged as guilty, and the police may bow to the pressure. As Hackett and his staff desperately work all the story's angles to find the truth, several other dramas unfold. Top editor Bernie (Robert Duvall) learns that he has prostate cancer, and tough publisher Alicia (Glenn Close) wonders if her lack of popularity is due to her cost-cutting, her personality, or the fact that she's a woman. In their only collaboration, screenwriter David Koepp co-wrote the script with his brother Stephen Koepp, a senior editor at Time magazine. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Michael Keaton
    Michael Keaton - Henry Hackett
  • Robert Duvall
    Robert Duvall - Bernie White
  • Glenn Close
    Glenn Close - Alicia Clark
  • Marisa Tomei
    Marisa Tomei - Martha Hackett
  • Randy Quaid
    Randy Quaid - McDougal



Overall customer rating

3
50%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Had to watch for a class not a bad movie

    Posted
    SpaceKing
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    The movie does a great job of mixing comedy with real world issues and proved to be better than I thought. I had to write a report on it so I had to watch it several times but it was a good movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bland Movie & Dvd

    Posted
    kevman79

    I found 'The Paper' to be a rather bland movie. This bare bones, full-screen dvd isn't going to cure any diseases either. Skip it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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