They were produced from 1957 to 1978, and most were retired from service in the 1990s. Max Brackett, journalist, is in the museum when this occurs, and gets the scoop. The story itself is the news, not the reason why or the real people behind it. Hoffman's performance is on target, and would have served a better screenplay. People who say they deplore paparazzi journalism are approximately as sincere as smokers who lecture you on how bad their habit is.
What if all your life you aimed for a great story that will totally change everything about you? Written by Trivia The four-engine business jet shown is a Lockheed Jetstar. The story itself is the news, not the reason why or the real people behind it. Soon he has inadvertently taken a group of children hostage, and accidentally shot his best friend, another guard. Everyone around the globe should be exposed to the truth of what the national news media has at their fingertips, the power to move the public opinion to one side or the other. When his friend Cliff dies, Baily starts to realize he's lost everything. He is able to tell this story in his unique style. He becomes directly involved in the hostage situation, acting as Baily's intermediary to the outside world and the police.
Banks Blythe Danner , rehire him. It will evoke opinions and emotions throughout, but not boredom. Now residing in a fixer-upper apartment in New Jersey with his girlfriend, Bud longs for his former Manhattan glory. The pods hanging on the wings are external fuel tanks. The story spreads nation wide, and soon it is all anyone talks about. Popularity dwindled, due to high operating costs. Banks and a number of children at the museum on a school field trip as hostages.
A talented success-hunting reporter is sent by his boss to a totally not interesting job: to do a story about a museum with financiary problems. Chang, however, is on his own personal journey and, ultimately, both Lai and Ho find themselves far from home and desperately lonely. Director: Starring: , , , , , » You will get a notification at the top of the site as soon as the current price equals or falls below your price. Simple security guard Sam John Travolta has lost his job at a museum, and in a fit of desperation, he returns and demands his boss, Mrs. The story itself is the news, not the reason why or the real people behind it.
The screenwriters added bit of humor to this involving story and that made it even better. Local television journalist Max Brackett is in the museum using the restroom after an interview with the curator about financial difficulties. Whatever, you can enjoy this film for the acting alone with Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Alan Alda, Robert Prosky, Mia Kirschner and Ted Levine. These actors, and some good dialog, make the film move along at a good clip despite the absence of much happening on screen. Baily accidentally shoots a friend of his, Cliff, who's still working there as a security guard, sending him to the hospital. The title comes from a nickname of , where it originally was going to be set, and was used for its multiple meanings. This film exemplifies to the last period exactly what I fear so many are ignorant to, and that is the fact that what we see and hear on our televisions everyday lies in the palm of executives and celebrities news anchors who run the networks.
It's very good entertainment and certainly recommended. Bravo to a production all too unknown. Far enough to enter a museum and threat the owner with a gun? First, Baily accidentally shoots another security guard, and then the children become progressively more frightened as Baily starts to exhibit unstable behavior due to exhaustion and stress. Travolta is better than I've ever seen him, Hoffman is at his quirky best. The lines between good and bad, fair and unfair are masterfully blurred so the viewer is This is a very well realized and provacative film about the media's involvement in glorifying crime and criminals.
Advertisement There are nice little digs, as when it's suggested to Travolta that Thursday prime time would be the best time to surrender, ratings-wise. It was exaggerated, of course, but still interesting to see and in many respects good to see because of the onslaught of tabloid-mentality journalism that seems to have taken over the media in recent years. I was amazed at the amount of detail that was put into this film to show exactly that. He stays inside the museum, broadcasting from a battery-powered lapel mike, and over the course of long hours and nights he becomes friends with the hapless guard, who only wanted his job back and is terrified that now his wife will be mad at him. Alan Alda also has some well-observed moments as the star anchorman.
He later fires the weapon again, frightening the children and becoming increasingly unstable as he takes caffeine pills to stay awake. Max Brackett, journalist, is in the museum when this occurs, and gets the scoop. He's been fired from his low-wage job, and wants it back. I know some people rated this movie low, but I've watched it a couple of times and will continue to give it 5 stars all the way around. The guard is not too bright, and has brought along a duffel bag containing a shotgun and sticks of dynamite--to get her attention, he says.
He loses his job and what starts as a desperate move to keep his position turns into a nightmare gone out of control and fueled by a typical over-zealous press. Mad City is a 1997 drama about a blue-collar man who takes a group of people hostage after losing his job. Costa-Gavras does a great job with this movie and manages to mantain balance between the characters and the action. Along with the young intern coworker Laurie among the growing outside, Brackett reports the inside story exclusively on television, reviving his career. The story spreads nation wide, and soon it is all anyone talks about.
But he comes armed, and his plan goes awry when he accidentally shoots an ex-coworker and ends up with schoolchildren as hostages. . How far are you able to go? I was amazed at the amount of detail that was put into this film to show exactly that. And the ending is the only one possible. Barry, Lucinda Jenney, Costa-Gavras, Anne Kopelson, Arnold Kopelson, Jonathan D. But quick schemes rarely bring easy pay-offs and as the consequences of his business negotiations unfold, Bud has to make a choice between his integrity and his aspirations.