The Paper

The Paper (1994)

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

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1994-03-18
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 166 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Imagine Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Ron Howard
star 6.6/10
From 166 Ratings


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.

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  • 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 Eric 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
Production Jane Jenkins Casting Director
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
Art Daniel Kenney Set Dresser