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Cast
William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, Peter Hackes, Christian Clemenson, Jack Nicholson, Robert Katims
Released
1987
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Her father tells young Jane Craig, "I don’t want you getting obsessive about these things."
Jane: ”Obsessive...”

”Dad, you want me to choose my words so carefully, then you throw a word like ‘obsessive’ at me... obsession is practically a psychiatric term concerning people who don’t have anything else but the object of their own obsession... So would you please try and be a little more precise instead of calling a person something like ‘obsessive’?” (0:04)

Television producer Jane tells her reporter friend Aaron Altman, "It makes me nervous to think about it." (0:08)

By telephone, Aaron tells Jane, "... nobody invites a bad looking idiot to their bedroom." (0:18)

Anchorman Tom Grunick tells Jane, "You make me nervous." (0:25)

Jane asks Tom, "Nervous?" (0:43)

Aaron, referring to Tom: "A lot of alliteration from anxious anchors placed in powerful posts." (0:48)

Aaron tells Jane, referring to Gaddafi, "When you speak to him, he seems not at all nuts... That’s what’s so crazy." (0:49)

Aaron tells Jane, "I figured out why it is I’m so hung-up on getting a chance at weekend anchor." (0:56)

Reporter Jennifer Mack tells Tom, "You look a little confused." (0:59)

Aaron tells the others, "I’m in a pissy mood." (1:11)

The makeup artist tells Aaron, "Don’t worry." (1:24)

Tom asks Jane, "Because you’re nuts?" (1:27)

Aaron tells Jane, referring to phone calls, "No, nice one’s, worried that I was having a heart attack."
”My central nervous system was telling me something.”
Jane: ”Yeah, being a basket case.”
”You’re crazy, you know that?” (1:30)

By telephone, Tom tells Aaron, "Don’t worry about it."
Tom tells Jane, ”Don’t worry.” (1:37)

News division president Paul Moore tells anchor Bill Rorish, "... that was just some kind of sick joke defense mechanism... It just shows the kind of stress this represents for all of us." (1:42)

Woman: "Are you out of your mind?" (1:46)

Aaron asks Tom, "If the network doesn’t cover it, it must not be important, so why worry about it?" (1:48)

Tom tells Jane, "I think it’s crazy for you to come in here tomorrow morning and start a new job." (1:51)