The Paper

A behind-the-lines look at work, marriage and other forms of combat.

The Paper (1994)


Henry Hackett is the workaholic editor of a New York City tabloid. He loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchet-man Alicia Clark—Henry's nemesis—impose unpopular cutbacks.

Director: Ron Howard
Writers: David Koepp, Stephen Koepp.

The Paper Vodly
Vodly Score: 6.6/10 from 93 votes
Release Date: 1994-03-18
Status: Released
Run time: 112 min / 1:52
Budget: $6,000,000
Production Companies : Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures
Production Country: United States of America


Michael Keaton
as Henry Hackett
Robert Duvall
as Bernie White
Glenn Close
as Alicia Clark
Marisa Tomei
as Martha Hackett
Randy Quaid
as Michael McDougal
Jason Alexander
as Marion Sandusky
Catherine O'Hara
as Susan
Jason Robards
as Graham Keighley
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
as Lisa
Jill Hennessy
as Deanne White
Spalding Gray
as Paul Bladden
Lynne Thigpen
as Janet
Jack Kehoe
as Phil
Roma Maffia
as Carmen
Clint Howard
as Ray Blaisch
Geoffrey Owens
as Lou
Amelia Campbell
as Robin
William Prince
as Howard Hackett
Augusta Dabney
as Sarah Hackett
Bruce Altman
as Carl
Jack McGee
as Wilder
Bobo Lewis
as Anna
Edward Hibbert
as Jerry
Michael Countryman
as Emmett
Joe Viviani
as Max
Julie Rowen
as Kathy
Ed Jupp Jr.
as Copy Editor
Christi Hatcher
as City Editor
Gary Dourdan
as Copy Guy
James Ritz
as A.C. Repairman
Miles Watson
as A.C. Repairman
Divina Cook
as Sobbing Woman
Aloysius R. Burke
as Parking Cop
Benny Benowitz
as Crazy Guy
Lee Kimball
as Security Guard
Michael P. Moran
as Chuck
Jack O'Connell
as Press Operator
Herb Krystall
as Pressroom Foreman
Herb Lovelle
as Victor
John Bentley
as Paste-Up Person
Vincent D'Arbouze
as First Kid
Michael Michael
as Second Kid
Yvonne Warden
as Woman with Dog
Louisa Marie
as Sentinel Receptionist
Stephen Koepp
as German Newsperson
Victor Truro
as Bernie's Doctor
Cedric Young
as Martha's Paramedic
Wylie Weeks
as Martha's Paramedic
James Colby
as Alicia's Paramedic
Paul Geier
as Doctor Porter
Rance Howard
as Alicia's Doctor
Maureen Goldfedder
as Alicia's E.R. Nurse
Karen Church
as Alicia's Nurse
Diane Gnagnarelli
as Pediatric Nurse
David J. Birnbach
as Anesthesiologist
Amos Grunebaum
as Obstetrician
Victoria Thomas
as E.R. Doctor
Jacqueline Murphy
as O.R. Nurse
Jean Speegle Howard
as Hospital Volunteer
Joe Pentangelo
as Arresting Officer
Jim Meskimen
as Tom
Tony Hoty
as Waiter
Sally-Jane Heit
as Grace
Mike Girard Sheehan
as Richie
Herbert Rubens
as Tony
Cheryl Howard
as Redheaded Barmaid
Carol Ann Donohue
as Crying Child
Shannon E. Donohue
as Grumpy Child
Jeffrey H. Kaufman
as Police Officer
Myra Taylor
as Mother
Jan Mickens
as Diner Owner
Daniel Kenney
as Pinhead
Harsh Nayyar
as Attendant
Frank Inzerillo
as News Truck Driver
Rosanna Scotto
as Rosanna Scotto
Donna Hanover
as Donna Hanover
Jane Hanson
as Jane Hanson
Valerie Coleman
as Valerie Coleman
Chuck Scarborough
as Chuck Scarborough
Brenda Blackmon
as Brenda Blackmon
Cynthia Carter
as Cynthia Carter


Production Brian Grazer Producer
Writing David Koepp Screenplay
Camera John Seale Director of Photography
Directing Ron Howard Director
Production Todd Hallowell Executive Producer
Editing Daniel P. Hanley Editor
Editing Mike Hill Editor
Sound Randy Newman Original Music Composer
Production Dylan Sellers Executive Producer
Production Frederick Zollo Producer
Writing Stephen Koepp Screenplay

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