Switching Channels

1988

Switching Channels

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Set in the hectic and cutthroat world of television news, this remake of The Front Page, tells the story of a beautiful and ambitious anchorwoman whose plan to marry a millionaire is thwarted by the machinations of her nasty ex-husband who is also her employer.

Cast

Kathleen Turner
as Christy Colleran
Burt Reynolds
as John L. Sullivan IV
Ned Beatty
as Ridnitz
George Newbern
as Siegenthaler
Al Waxman
as Berger
Ken James
as Warden Terwilliger
Ted Simonett
as Tillinger
Joe Silver
as Morosini
Allan Royal
as Obregon
Fiona Reid
as Pamela Farbrother
Richard Comar
as Governor's Aide
Grant Cowan
as Crannock
Laura Robinson
as Karen Ludlow
Angelo Rizacos
as Ridnitz's Sidekick
Judah Katz
as Tillinger Sound Man
Jason Blicker
as Sound Man
Diane Douglass
as Upper-class Woman
Ida Carnevali
as Poor `Yuppie' Mother
John Welsh
as Chaplain
Noel Gray
as Nancy
Philip Malotte
as 6-ft., 8-in. Cameraman
James Loxley
as Anchorman
John Dee
as Old Man in Lobby
Peter Walachy
as Tattooee
Eric Fink
as Butler
Jack Duffy
as Emil, The Waiter
Arlene Mazerolle
as Hotel Receptionist
Laurie Paton
as Reporter
Warren Davis
as Reporter
Katya Ladan
as Reporter
Rex Hagon
as Reporter
Megan Smith
as Booking Secretary
Jane Schoettle
as Booking Secretary
Cheryl Wilson
as SNN Anchor Person
Ray Landry
as SNN Anchor Person
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Critic Reviews for Switching Channels

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (5)

Audience Reviews for Switching Channels

  • Dec 12, 2011
    This movie use to come on the local TV channel all the time when I was a little kid & I think it use to be 1 of my favorites.After looking at it now, I'm not so sure anymore.It was a boring movie up until Ike Roscoe escaped & then thats when things turned around & the movie started getting funny.Its just a shame because its almost over by then & I felt like I wasted time watching the beginning of the movie
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 23, 2008
    Throughly ordinary remake of His Girl Friday, stick with the original.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • May 15, 2007
    Weak remake of His Girl Friday.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2007
    Effective performances by Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, and Christopher Reeve, but this remake comedy media movie is very average, lack of laughs.
    Dean M Super Reviewer

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