Newscaster Howard Beale has a message for those who package reports of cute puppies, movie premieres and fender benders as hard news: "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore." Sidney Lumet directs Paddy Chayefsky's satire (an Academy Award®-winning* screenplay) about the things people do for love...and ratings. Three performers won Oscars®. Best Actress Faye Dunaway is the TV exec guarding ratings like a tigress protecting cubs. Best Actor Peter Finch is Beale, whose airwave rants become a phenomenon. And William Holden, Robert Duvall and Best Supporting Actress Beatrice Straight add to the fierce vitality. *1976: Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

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Network (1976)

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Drama · 2h 1m · 11/27/1976

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Newscaster Howard Beale has a message for those who package reports of cute puppies, movie premieres and fender benders as hard news: "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore." Sidney Lumet directs Paddy Chayefsky's satire (an Academy Award®-winning* screenplay) about the things people do for love...and ratings. Three performers won Oscars®. Best Actress Faye Dunaway is the TV exec guarding ratings like a tigress protecting cubs. Best Actor Peter Finch is Beale, whose airwave rants become a phenomenon. And William Holden, Robert Duvall and Best Supporting Actress Beatrice Straight add to the fierce vitality. *1976: Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Budget

$3,800,000

Revenue

$23,690,757
Part Of
Cast
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Faye Dunaway

Diana Christensen
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William Holden

Max Schumacher
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Peter Finch

Howard Beale
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Robert Duvall

Frank Hackett
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Wesley Addy

Nelson Chaney
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Ned Beatty

Arthur Jensen
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Arthur Burghardt

Great Ahmed Kahn
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Bill Burrows

TV Director
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John Carpenter

George Bosch
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Jordan Charney

Harry Hunter
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Kathy Cronkite

Mary Ann Gifford
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Ed Crowley

Joe Donnelly
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Jerome Dempsey

Walter C. Amundsen
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Conchata Ferrell

Barbara Schlesinger
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Gene Gross

Milton K. Steinman
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Stanley Grover

Jack Snowden
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Cindy Grover

Caroline Schumacher
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Darryl Hickman

Bill Herron
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Mitchell Jason

Arthur Zangwill
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Paul Jenkins

TV Stage Manager
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Ken Kercheval

Merrill Grant
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Kenneth Kimmins

Associate Producer
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Lynn Klugman

TV Production Assistant
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Carolyn Krigbaum

Max's Secretary
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Zane Lasky

Audio Man
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Michael Lipton

Tommy Pellegrino
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Michael Lombard

Willie Stein
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Pirie MacDonald

Herb Thackeray
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Russ Petranto

TV Associate Director
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Bernard Pollock

Lou
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Roy Poole

Sam Haywood
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William Prince

Edward George Ruddy
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Sasha von Scherler

Helen Miggs
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Lane Smith

Robert McDonough
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Ted Sorel

Giannini (as Theodore Sorel)
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Beatrice Straight

Louise Schumacher
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Fred Stuthman

Mosaic Figure
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Cameron Thomas

TV Technical Director
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Marlene Warfield

Laureen Hobbs
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Lydia Wilen

Hunter's Secretary
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Lee Richardson

Narrator (voice)
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John Chancellor

Himself - News Anchorman (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Walter Cronkite

Himself (news anchorman) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Andrew Duncan

Agent (uncredited)
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Todd Everett

Reporter (uncredited)
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Betty Ford

Herself (beside her husband) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Gerald Ford

Himself (speech on assassination attempts) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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John Gabriel

TV anchor reporting Beale's suicide threat (uncredited)
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Lance Henriksen

Network lawyer at Khan's place (uncredited)
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Raymond Martino

Window person (uncredited)
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Tim Robbins

Assassin (uncredited)
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Howard K. Smith

Himself (news anchorman) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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David Susskind

Himself (conducts interview) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Michael Tucker

Man At Desk (uncredited)
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Ahmed Yamani

Himself (at OPEC conference) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Crew
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Sidney Lumet

Director
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Paddy Chayefsky

Writer
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Owen Roizman

Cinematograpy
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Elliot Lawrence

Music
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Alan Heim

Art
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2/24/1998

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