About

A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.

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Directed by

Sidney Lumet

Written by

Paddy Chayefsky (Screenplay)

Runtime

122 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Not since the dawn of time has America experienced a man like Howard Beale!

Cast

Keywords

murder adultery corruption television satire network meeting co-worker reporter news power profit corporate tv ratings fired anchor structure rant

Photos

Lists

#189 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#375 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#64 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#100 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Beatrice Straight

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Paddy Chayefsky

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Peter Finch

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role Faye Dunaway