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Excellent account of the late night wars., 20 July 2000
erasmus9 from Bradenton, Florida
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.
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