Restricted to persons 18 Years and over.
|Actors:||Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Ned Beatty, Conchata Ferrell, Wesley Addy, Peter Finch, Beatrice Straight, Jerome Dempsey, John Carpenter, Jordan Charney, Gene Gross, Arthur Burghardt, Bill Burrows, Kathy Cronkite, Ed Crowley|
Even more compelling today than when it was first released, Sidney Lumet's Network is a wickedly funny, spot on indictment of the TV news media. Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay (Paddy Chayefsky), this searing satire stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch and Robert Duvall. When longtime news anchor Howard Beale (Finch) is fired, he suffers a violent, on air breakdown.Ironically, his angry rantings boost his sagging ratings much to the surprise and delight of the UBS brass. Subsequently rehired and reinvented as the "mad prophet of the airwaves", he soon becomes a pawn of ruthless programming executives who milk his madness for every share point it's worth. Of course, when the "prophet" ceases to be profitable, something has to be done about Beale, preferably on camera, before a live studio audience...