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R| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he's being put out to pasture, and he's none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, instead he launches into an angry televised rant, which turns out to be a huge ratings boost for the UBS network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway) to develop even more outrageous programming, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes.

Cast: Faye Dunaway , Peter Finch , William Holden , Robert Duvall , Beatrice Straight , Wesley Addy , Ned Beatty , Arthur Burghardt

Director: Sidney Lumet

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, United Artists

Network (1976)

Release Date: November 27th, 1976|2 hr. 1 min.

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