Switching Channels

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"There's a lot more going on around here than news, weather, and sports."
  • PG
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 5.9  (4,070)

Switching Channels is a 1988 movie that follows the story of three seasoned reporters who find themselves at the centre of a media storm that threatens to ruin their reputations and careers. Kathleen Turner plays Christy Colleran, a successful Chicago news anchor who is in the process of marrying the wealthy and powerful Blaine Bingham (Burt Reynolds), who has just purchased the station she works for. Just before her wedding, Christy is called away to cover the execution of a notorious criminal. However, this leads to a chain of events that sees her rival reporter and ex-husband, John L. Sullivan IV (Christopher Reeve), also covering the story.

As they cover the story, the rivalry between the two reporters comes to the forefront, as well as Christy's tricky love life, and the machinations of Blaine Bingham, who will stop at nothing to keep his acquisition on the top. Blaine manages to turn the situation to his advantage and uses the news channel as a platform to rescue his failing political career.

As the story unfolds, the three main characters find themselves in a series of wacky and crazy situations as they try to maintain their professionalism while keeping their personal conflicts at bay.

Switching Channels is a comedy that provides a humorous take on the media industry and is a modern retelling of the 1940 classic His Girl Friday. The movie is directed by Ted Kotcheff and is packed with sarcasm, witty one-liners, and well-timed comic effects.

The screenplay, written by Jonathan Reynolds, is filled with twists and turns that keep the viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the entire film. The outstanding performances by Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds and Christopher Reeve make the movie a must-watch comedy.

The humor in the movie is not just restricted to the three main leads, as the peripheral cast is equally entertaining. With actors like Henry Gibson, George Newbern, and Bert Remsen, the movie is a breed of its own in the comedy genre.

The movie's soundtrack is just as exciting and humorous as the storyline itself. The catchy and upbeat background score adds a touch of craziness to the movie, and the catchy songs of the 80s era give the soundtrack an upbeat tempo.

One of the essential factors that make this movie so hilarious is the chemistry between the three leads. Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, and Christopher Reeve have excellent comedic timing and work brilliantly together to create a memorable movie.

In conclusion, Switching Channels is a must-watch comedy that offers a mix of humorous dialogue, wacky situations, and a brilliant cast that perfectly deliver the humor that viewers expect from a comedy. With outstanding performances from the leads and a perfect mix of satire, sarcasm, and slapstick, Switching Channels is a movie that will stand the test of time as a classic comedy.

Switching Channels is a 1988 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

Switching Channels
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    5.9  (4,070)