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||IMDB Rating: 7.0/10 from 2,237 votes
||Release: 24 February 1996 (USA) /
||Genre: Comedy, Drama, Talk-Show, TV movie
||Director: Betty Thomas,
||Stars: Bob Balaban, Daniel Roebuck, David Brisbin, Ed Begley Jr., John Getz, John Kapelos, John Michael Higgins, Kathy Bates, Lawrence Pressman, Michael Chieffo, Peter Jurasik, Reni Santoni, Sandra Bernhard, Steven Gilborn, Treat Williams
||Synopsis: HBO movie about the behind-the-scenes network politics responsible for the changes in late-night talk-show hosts, after the retirement of Johnny Carson from the Tonight Show on NBC. Jay Leno and David Letterman were both vying for the position, but Leno's tough manager Helen Kushnick got him the spot. In the wake of her 'stepping on the toes' of powerful network executives and 'playing hardball' tactics with guest bookings, she found herself being pushed out of her job as Tonight Show Executive Producer and Jay's manager. Letterman, devastated by his being passed over, brought in superagent Mike Ovitz to negotiate on his behalf, resulting in his move to CBS. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
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Captivating tale of backstabbing behind the curtains. The movie follows
plight of David Letterman and Jay Leno as they struggle for the elusive
Tonight Show spot. Letterman led by his desire for the coveted time slot
Leno led by his agent and little-devil-on-the-shoulder, Helen Kushnick.
Kathy Bates (Kushnick) is excellent in this movie, alienating herself from
such top dogs as Bob Wright, Warren Littlefield, and Howard Stringer.
Towards the end of the film you are so entranced with how she handles
situation from guest bookings to delayed taping, that you find yourself
John Michael Higgins (Letterman) plays his part to the tee. At times I
myself wondering if he was any relation to the real Letterman.
I highly recommend this movie to anyone interested in entertainment or
world of corporate negotiations.
Tags for The Late Shift Full Movie
, Daniel Roebuck
, David Brisbin
, Ed Begley Jr.
, John Getz
, John Kapelos
, John Michael Higgins
, Kathy Bates
, Lawrence Pressman
, Michael Chieffo
, Peter Jurasik
, Reni Santoni
, Sandra Bernhard
, Steven Gilborn
, Treat Williams
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