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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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  • September 24, 2008 Gregory Ryan
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    Incredible film and as relevant today as anytime in history

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25 Things You Didn't Know About 'Network'

Posted by
Gary Susman on Nov 27th, 2011 11:50AM

All together now: "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" That's the famous catchphrase uttered by "mad prophet of the airwaves" Howard Beale in 'Network,' a movie that, in...

Best in Blu-ray: 'Last Tango,' 'President's Men,' 'Network,' 'Rain Man,' 'Summer Wars'

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Peter Martin on Feb 15th, 2011 9:20AM

Best in Blu-ray sifts through the week's new releases, recommending titles for both the Blu-ray veteran and newbie, and reporting on the most intriguing rental. Look for it every Tuesday. For...

Cinematical Movie Club: 'Network' & Being Mad As Hell

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Nov 8th, 2010 8:05PM

In 'Network,' a weathered news anchor has had enough. He's sick of being the robot behind the news and only having that to live for. He's sick of being alone, and once he loses his job -- his only...

Most Controversial Comedies: 5 Movies That Entertained AND Offended

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Scott Weinberg on Nov 6th, 2010 10:00AM

What makes a movie controversial? Well, yes, it incites conversation, that much we know. But there are plenty of comedies out there that deal with sex, politics, religion, and all sorts of...

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