In Bruce we trust.
Bruce Nolan is a local Eyewitness News TV reporter in Buffalo, New York, best
known for doing human interest stories–which makes everyone happy but him.
Bruce would much rather be replacing the soon-to-retire anchorman. Essentially,
Bruce is disconnected with everything in his life and rarely misses an
opportunity to complain about it. He has a loving girlfriend, Grace, who runs a
day care center and adores Bruce in spite of his negativity.
Bruce is handed a great opportunity when he's asked to do the 23rd
anniversary of Niagra Falls' famed Maid of the Mist boat, which will air live
during sweeps. But the mist hits the fan when it's announced on-air–just
before Bruce goes live–that the co-anchor position, about to be vacated, is
going to Bruce's superficial rival. In front of millions of viewers, Bruce has
an on-camera meltdown, punctuated by a four-letter word not yet cleared for
network television. On this worst day of Bruce's life, he's fired from the
station, beaten up by a gang of toughs, and his car is vandalized.
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