Not for Publication

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"a scandalous comedy."
  • R
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 4.9  (256)

Not for Publication is a gripping thriller from 1984 that stars Nancy Allen, Don Peoples, Catherine Schultz, and a host of other talented actors. The movie is set in the fast-paced world of journalism, where news is king and the people who report it are the ultimate arbiters of truth. Nancy Allen plays a young journalist named Lois, who is desperate to break into the big leagues. She dreams of one day writing for a major newspaper, but for now, she's stuck working for a small-town paper. When she gets a tip about a big story that could put her on the map, she jumps at the chance to investigate.

The story involves a high-ranking government official who is suspected of accepting bribes and engaging in other corrupt activities. Lois is convinced that this is the scoop that could make her career, but as she delves deeper into the story, she realizes that she's in over her head.

Don Peoples plays a mysterious stranger who takes an interest in Lois's investigation. He initially seems like a helpful source, but as Lois gets closer to the truth, she begins to suspect that he has ulterior motives. Catherine Schultz plays Lois's editor, who is skeptical of the story and worries that it could put the paper in legal jeopardy.

As Lois races to uncover the truth, she begins to uncover a web of corruption that stretches far beyond the government official she was initially investigating. She discovers that the people she thought she could trust may be working against her, and that her own life could be in danger.

The movie is filled with tense, suspenseful moments as Lois struggles to uncover the truth and stay one step ahead of those who would silence her. The cast is uniformly excellent, with Nancy Allen turning in a particularly strong performance as the plucky young journalist who risks everything to get the story.

The film is well-directed and makes excellent use of its tense, noirish atmosphere to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. The pacing is fast and exciting, and the twists and turns of the plot keep the audience guessing until the very end.

Not for Publication is a must-see for fans of thrillers and suspense movies. It's a gripping, well-crafted film that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats. With an excellent cast and an intelligent, intricate plot, it's easy to see why this movie has become a cult classic in the years since its release.

Not for Publication is a 1985 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9.

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    1 hr 27 min
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    4.9  (256)