Hitting the Ground (1996)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Set on an American college campus, this drama chronicles the moral struggle between an aspiring photojournalist and the over-ambitious, irresponsible editor of the school newspaper. Twenty-two-year-old Howard Jaworski makes what he feels is the correct decision after photographing a female student deliberately jumping out of the window of her high-rise dorm. The explosive photos are truly sensational, but Howard decides to lock the pictures away. When Alex, the editor learns of the pictures he begins a single-minded personal campaign to get them for himself. Soon Howard finds himself stalked and eventually beaten into handing over the pictures. Without thought of repercussions, Alex publishes the pictures and creates such tragic havoc that eventually the police must come and quell the chaos he causes.

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investigation, ambition, campus, college, editor, journalism, photojournalist, responsibility, suicide-attempt