“Broadcast News” quotes(1987)
Plot – Three passionate young journalists work for a Washington TV network and each of them has his own peculiarities. Jane Craig is not pretty but she is nice, strong-willed, energetic and a brilliant news-producer with uncommon managerial skills. Aaron Altman is a brilliant, precise, well-prepared professional but clumsy when appearing before the public. The third, Tom Grunick, is charming and laid back with colleagues and in front of the cameras, but he is ambitious, opportunistic and lacks cultural background. Among the three intertwine various relationships. Jane is a good friend of Aaron and they have had a good working relationship for a long time; both are professionally dissatisfied, but they share a sense of solidarity and a deep affection. Tom gets in between them, as he is attracted by Jane's extraordinary personality and apparent self-confidence, which he recognizes superior. He begins to court her, but she rejects him even if she feels a strange attraction for him.
All actors – William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, Peter Hackes, Christian Clemenson, Jack Nicholson, Robert Katims, Ed Wheeler, Stephen Mendilloshow all
“Broadcast News” Quotes 17 quotes
“- Aaron Altman: I just wanna be alone this time.
- Ernie Merriman: It's ok. I'll go with you.
- Aaron Altman: Thanks.”
“- Paul Moore: If there's anything I can do for you...
- Employee: Well, I certainly hope you'll die soon.”
“If anything happens to me, you tell every woman I've ever gone out with I was talking about her at the end. That way they'll have to reevaluate me.”
“- Blair Litton: You think anyone who's proud of the work we do is an ass-kisser.
- Aaron Altman: No, I think anyone who puckers up their lips and presses it against their bosses buttocks and then smooches is an ass-kisser.”
“- Aaron Altman: I started to think about the one thing that makes me feel really good and makes immediate sense... and it's you.
- Jane Craig: Oh, Bubba.
- Aaron Altman: I'm going to stop right now. Except that I would give anything if you were two people, so that I could call up the one who's my friend and tell her about the one that I like so...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Except for socially, you're my role model.”
“He will be attractive! He'll be nice and helpful. He'll get a job where he influences a great God-fearing nation. He'll never do an evil thing! He'll never deliberately hurt a living thing... he will just bit by little bit lower our standards where they are important. Just a tiny little bit. Just coax along flash over substance. Just a tiny...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Jane Craig: You like me, huh?
- Tom Grunick: I like you as much as I can like anyone who thinks I'm an asshole.”
“I think we have the kind of friendship where if I were the devil, you'd be the only one I would tell.”
“- Tom Grunick: What do you do when your real life exceeds your dreams?
- Aaron Altman: Keep it to yourself.”