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Network (1976)

8.75

Rated by 2 people

Plot  Howard Beale, the longtime anchor of the Union Broadcasting System's ''UBS Evening News'', learns from the news division president, Max Schumacher, that he has just two more weeks on the air because of declining ratings. The two old friends get roaring drunk and lament the state of their industry. The following night, Beale announces on live television that he will commit suicide on next Tuesday's broadcast. UBS fires him after this incident, but Schumacher intervenes so that Beale can have a dignified farewell. Beale promises he will apologize for his outburst, but once on the air, he launches back into a rant claiming that life is "bullshit". Beale's outburst causes the newscast's ratings to spike, and much to Schumacher's dismay, the upper echelons of UBS decide to exploit Beale's antics rather than pull him off the air. In one impassioned diatribe, Beale galvanizes the nation, persuading his viewers to shout out of their windows "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this a...  

Director(s)

Sidney Lumet

Cast

Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
Diana Christensen
William Holden
Max Schumacher
Peter Finch
Howard Beale
Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
Frank Hackett
Ned Beatty
Arthur Jensen
Jordan Charney
Harry Hunter
William Prince
Edward Ruddy
Lane Smith
Robert McDonough
Conchata Ferrell
Barbara Schlesinger

Others

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Updates

  Onur added Network (1976) to favorites / 27.02.2016

  Bultan rated Network (1976) with 8.5 stars / 23.02.2015



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