Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Release Date: November 14, 1976
Summary: A devastating commentary on a world of ratings-driving commercial TV that is getting more on target every day, Network introduces us to Howard Beale (Finch), dean of newscasters at the United Broadcasting Systems (UBS). Having heard that he will soon be dumped by the UBS for "skewing too old," Beal announces to his viewers that he will commit suicide on his next and final program. Eyeing ratings gold with this news, an ambitious programming executive convinces the powers that be not to fire Beal on the spot. The tables turn, however, when instead of going through the act, Beal launches into rhetoric about the state of the world and concludes his tirade with "I'm mad as Hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!" [MGM]
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Runtime: 121 min
Rating: R
Official Site: http://www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/2568/Network
Production: United Artists
Genres: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 27, 2006
Director Credit
Sidney Lumet Director
Writer Credit
Paddy Chayefsky Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Faye Dunaway Diana Christensen
Peter Finch Howard Beale
William Holden Max Schumacher
Cast Credit
Arthur Burghardt Great Ahmed Kahn
Bill Burrows TV Director
Conchata Ferrell Barbara Schlesinger
Ed Crowley Joe Donnelly
Gene Gross Milton K. Steinman
Jerome Dempsey Walter C. Amundsen
John Carpenter George Bosch
Jordan Charney Harry Hunter
Kathy Cronkite Mary Ann Gifford
Ned Beatty Arthur Jensen
Robert Duvall Frank Hackett
Wesley Addy Nelson Chaney
Producer Credit
Fred C. Caruso Associate Producer
Howard Gottfried Producer