The Paper (1994)

112 min.
Plot  The film takes place during a 24-hour period. Henry Hackett (Michael Keaton) is the metro editor of the ''New York Sun'', a fictional New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. He is at risk of experiencing the same fate as his publisher, Bernie White (Robert Duvall), who put his work first at the expense of his family.

The paper's owner, Graham Keighley (Jason Robards), faces dire financial straits, so he has Alicia Clark (Glenn Close), the managing editor and Henry's nemesis, impose unpopular cutbacks. Henry's wife Martha (Marisa Tomei), a fellow ''Sun'' reporter on leave and about to give birth, is fed up because Henry seems to have less and less time for her, and she really dislikes Alicia Clark. She urges him to seriously consider an offer to leave the ''Sun'' and become an assistant managing editor at the ''New York Sentinel'', a fictional newspaper based on ''The New York Times'', which would me...



Michael Keaton
Henry Hackett
Robert Duvall
Bernie White
Glenn Close
Alicia Clark
Marisa Tomei
Martha Hackett
Randy Quaid
Michael McDougal
Jason Robards
Graham Keightley
Jason Alexander
Marion Sandusky
Spalding Gray
Paul Bladden
Jack Kehoe
Roma Maffia
Clint Howard
Ray Blaisch
Jill Hennessy
Deanne White
William Prince
Howard Hackett


All Titles

The Paper
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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