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The Paper (1994)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,768,310Details
International Box Office $9,600,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $46,368,310
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This drama follows 24 hours at a New York City newspaper, involving editor Henry Hackett, his wife Martha, top editor Bernie and publisher Alicia.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 18th, 1994 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: November 18th, 1997 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for strong language
Running Time: 112 minutes
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Keywords: News
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Imagine Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day) 157 $5,604,720 Apr 1, 1994 17
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 113 $12,583,147 Apr 1, 1994 17

Lead Ensemble Members

   Henry Hackett
   Alicia Clark
   Martha Hackett
   Bernie White

Supporting Cast

Jason Robards*    Graham Keighley
Jason Alexander    Marion Sandusky
Spalding Gray    Paul Bladden
Catherine O'Hara    Susan
Lynne Thigpen    Janet
Jack Kehoe    Phil
Roma Maffia    Carmen
Clint Howard    Ray Blaisch
Geoffrey Owens    Lou
Amelia Campbell    Robin
Jill Hennessy    Deanne White
William Prince    Henry's Father
Augusta Dabney    Henry's Mother
Bruce Altman    Carl
Jack McGee    Wilder
Bobo Lewis    Anna
Edward Hibbert    Jerry
Michael Countryman    Emmett
Siobhan Fallon    Lisa
Joe Viviani    Max
Julie Donatt    Kathy
Ed Jupp Jr.    Copy Editor
Christi Hatcher    City Editor
Gary Dourdan    Copy Guy
James Ritz    A.C. Repairman
Miles Watson    A.C. Repairman
Divina Cook    Sobbing Woman
Aloysius R. Burke    Parking Cop
Benny Benowitz    Crazy Guy
Lee Kimball    Security Guard
Michael Moran    Chuck
Jack O'Connell    Press Operator
Herb Krystall    Pressroom Foreman
John Bentley    Paste-up Person
Vincent D'Arbouze    First Kid
Michael Michael    Second Kid
Yvonne Warden    Woman with Dog
Louisa Marie    Sentinel Receptionist
Stephen Keopp    German Newsperson
Victor Truro    Bernie's Doctor
Cedric Young    Martha's Paramedic
Wylie Weeks    Martha's Paramedic
James Colby    Alicia's Paramedic
Paul Geier    Doctor Porter
Rance Howard    Alicia's Doctor
Maureen Goldfedder    Alicia's E.R. Nurse
Karen Church    Alicia's nurse
Diane Gnagnarelli    Pediatric nurse
David J. Birnbach    Anesthesiologist
Amos Grunebaum    Obstetrician
Vickie Thomas    E.R. Doctor
Jacqueline Murphy    O.R. Nurse
Jean Speegle Howard    Hospital Volunteer
Joseph Pentangelo    Arresting Officer
James Nestor    Arresting Officer
Jim Meskimen    Tom
Tony Hoty    Waiter
Sally-Jane Heit    Grace
Mike Sheehan    Richie
Herbert Rubens    Tony
Cheryl Howard    Redheaded Barmaid
Carol Ann Donohue    Crying Child
Shannon E. Donohue    Grumpy Child
Jeffrey H. Kaufman*    Police Officer
Myra Taylor    Mother
Erika Johnson    Little Sister
Jan Mickens    Diner Owner
Daniel Kenney    Pinhead
Thomas Long    Bureaucrat
Harsh Nayyar    Attendant
Frank Inzerillo    News Truck Driver
Rosanna Scotto    Herself
Donna Hanover    Herself
Jane Hanson    Herself
Valerie Coleman    Herself
Chuck Scarborough    Himself
Brenda Blackmon    Herself
Cynthia Carter    Herself
Graydon Carter    Himself
Lou Colasuonno    Himself
Bob Costas    Himself
Larry Hackett    Himself
Hap Hairston    Himself
Pete Hamill    Himself
William Kunstler    Himself
Kurt Loder    Himself
Mike McAlary    Himself
Joanna Molloy    Herself
Richard Price    Himself
John Rhodes    Himself
Jerry Rosa    Himself
Linda Stasi    Herself
Dini Von Mueffling    Herself
Jeannie Williams    Herself
John Miller    Himself
Debbie Gross Rodriguez    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

David Koepp    Screenwriter
Stephen Koepp    Screenwriter
Brian Grazer    Producer
Frederick Zollo    Producer
David Koepp    Co-Producer
Todd Hallowell    Executive Producer
Dylan Sellers    Executive Producer
John Seale    Director of Photography
Todd Hallowell    Production Designer
Daniel Hanley    Editor
Michael Hill    Editor
Rita Ryack    Costume Designer
Randy Newman    Composer
Randy Newman    Song "Make Up Your Mind" words and music
Louisa Velis    Associate Producer
Aldric La'auli Porter    Associate Producer
Aldric La'auli Porter    Assistant Director
Todd Hallowell    Second Unit Director
Carl Clifford    Unit Production Manager
Michelle Weinberg    Production Supervisor
Maher Ahmad    Art Director
Debra Schutt    Set Decorator
Danny Michael    Production Sound Mixer
Rick Dior    Re-recording Mixer
Anthony Ciccolini III    Supervising Sound Editor
Lou Cerborino    Supervising Sound Editor
Maurice Schell    Sound Editor
Thomas A. Gulino    Dialogue Editor
Maddy Shirazi    Dialogue Editor
Allen Weisinger    Key Makeup
Joe Coscia    Key Hairstylist
Neal Martz    Special Make-up Effects
Jane Luttenberger    Music Supervisor
Jane Jenkins    Casting Director
Janet Hirshenson    Casting Director
Jeff Ward    Stunt Coordinator

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1994/03/25 3 $7,005,640   1,092 $6,415   $7,256,295 2
1994/04/01 3 $5,604,720 -20% 1,544 $3,630   $15,588,215 3
1994/04/08 3 $4,541,575 -19% 1,558 $2,915   $21,944,020 4
1994/04/15 3 $3,335,355 -27% 1,577 $2,115   $26,340,675 5
1994/04/22 3 $2,362,545 -29% 1,500 $1,575   $29,494,555 6
1994/04/29 8 $1,517,775 -36% 1,239 $1,225   $31,543,985 7
1994/05/06 10 $1,119,460 -26% 1,004 $1,115   $33,029,575 8
1994/06/24 14 $150,185   213 $705   $36,584,490 15

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1994/03/25 3 $9,732,840   1,092 $8,913   $9,983,495 2
1994/04/01 4 $7,418,950 -24% 1,544 $4,805   $17,402,445 3
1994/04/08 3 $5,602,875 -24% 1,558 $3,596   $23,005,320 4
1994/04/15 3 $4,126,690 -26% 1,577 $2,617   $27,132,010 5
1994/04/22 3 $2,894,200 -30% 1,500 $1,929   $30,026,210 6
1994/04/29 7 $1,883,905 -35% 1,239 $1,521   $31,910,115 7

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Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records