Switching Channels (1988)

Switching Channels (1988)

Released: 1988
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Genre
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Burt Reynolds, Kathleen Turner, ,
Run time: 105 min
IMDb: 5.9/10
Country: USA
Views: 165910

Synopsis

Storyline:
Sully is the producer of a cable news network program. Christy is his ex-wife and best reporter. Her desire to quit the news business and marry Blaine, a sporting goods manufacturer comes as an innocent man is about to be executed. Sully’s attempts to keep her in town and break up her upcoming marriage happen against the backdrop of a botched execution, a prison break and a possible pardon.
Written by
John Vogel <[email protected]>
User Reviews: This is really worth rediscovering – Turner and co really throw themselves into it and (shock) Reeve sends himself up excellently (particularly good in the ‘vertigo in the lift’ scene.

As revealed elsewhere, it’s a remake of The Front Page – in fact right now can’t think of a better way to spend a rainy afternoon than a double bill of these two in front of a nice fire 🙂

So – not going to change your life – but I’ll cheer you up.

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