Network

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In the 1970s, terrorist violence is the stuff of networks' nightly news programming and the corporate structure of the UBS Television Network is changing. Meanwhile, Howard Beale, the aging UBS news anchor, has lost his once strong ratings share and so the network fires him. Beale reacts in an unexpected way. We then see how this affects the fortunes of Beale, his coworkers (Max Schumacher and Diana Christensen), and the network.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Paddy Chayefsky
Production: MGM/United Artists
Genre: drama
Year: 1976
MetaScore: 83/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 27 Nov 1976
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 26 nominations.


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Movie Video Clips

I don't have to tell you things are bad - screenshot from movie Network
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I don't have to tell you things are bad
You're never going to get any truth from us - screenshot from movie Network
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You're never going to get any truth from...
Is that clear - screenshot from movie Network
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Is that clear
Then get out - screenshot from movie Network
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Then get out
You need me - screenshot from movie Network
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You need me
I'm as mad as hell - screenshot from movie Network
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I'm as mad as hell
I'm Diana Christensen - screenshot from movie Network
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I'm Diana Christensen
Good evening - screenshot from movie Network
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Good evening
This was the story of Howard Beale - screenshot from movie Network
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This was the story of Howard Beale
There is a whole - screenshot from movie Network
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There is a whole
Edward George Ruddy died today - screenshot from movie Network
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Edward George Ruddy died today
At the bottom of all of our terrified souls - screenshot from movie Network
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At the bottom of all of our terrified...
Good afternoon - screenshot from movie Network
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Good afternoon
I'm the man that you presumably love - screenshot from movie Network
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I'm the man that you presumably love
I just ran out of bullshit - screenshot from movie Network
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I just ran out of bullshit
I feel lousy about the pain that I've caused my wife and kids - screenshot from movie Network
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I feel lousy about the pain that I've...
I sent you all a concept analysis report yesterday - screenshot from movie Network
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I sent you all a concept analysis report...
Here we are - screenshot from movie Network
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Here we are
Since this show is the only thing I had going for me in my life - screenshot from movie Network
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Since this show is the only thing I had...
This story is about Howard Beale - screenshot from movie Network
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This story is about Howard Beale
And pretended to be happy - screenshot from movie Network
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And pretended to be happy
It's straight tabloid - screenshot from movie Network
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It's straight tabloid
He's plague - screenshot from movie Network
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He's plague
I'm taking you off the air - screenshot from movie Network
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I'm taking you off the air
Do you love her - screenshot from movie Network
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Do you love her
The Arabs have decided to jack up the price of oil another 20 - screenshot from movie Network
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The Arabs have decided to jack up the...
We'll tell you anything you want to hear - screenshot from movie Network
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We'll tell you anything you want to hear
Television is not the truth - screenshot from movie Network
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Television is not the truth
Hackett's trying to get through to you - screenshot from movie Network
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Hackett's trying to get through to you
We could make a series of it - screenshot from movie Network
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We could make a series of it
The time has come to re evaluate our relationship - screenshot from movie Network
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The time has come to re evaluate our...
All I know is that this violates every canon of respectable broadcasting - screenshot from movie Network
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All I know is that this violates every...
The affiliates won't carry it - screenshot from movie Network
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The affiliates won't carry it
I started as a salesman - screenshot from movie Network
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I started as a salesman
Goddamn it - screenshot from movie Network
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Goddamn it
Jensen is unhappy with Howard Beale and wants him discontinued - screenshot from movie Network
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Jensen is unhappy with Howard Beale and...
How are you now - screenshot from movie Network
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How are you now
Did you see the news this morning - screenshot from movie Network
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Did you see the news this morning
What do you think - screenshot from movie Network
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What do you think
He has no loves - screenshot from movie Network
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He has no loves
We're talking about 30 to 50 million people a shot - screenshot from movie Network
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We're talking about 30 to 50 million...
He'll have a 50 share - screenshot from movie Network
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He'll have a 50 share
After living with you for the last six months - screenshot from movie Network
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After living with you for the last six...
I'm gonna blow my brains out right on the air - screenshot from movie Network
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I'm gonna blow my brains out right on...
The way I see the series is - screenshot from movie Network
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The way I see the series is
What's really bugging me now is my daytime programming - screenshot from movie Network
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What's really bugging me now is my...
NBC's offering 2 - screenshot from movie Network
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NBC's offering 2
You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here - screenshot from movie Network
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You're beginning to believe the...
Maybe they'll take movies of themselves kidnapping heiresses - screenshot from movie Network
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Maybe they'll take movies of themselves...
She does have one script in which I kill myself - screenshot from movie Network
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She does have one script in which I kill...
I'm gonna impale the son of a bitch with a sharp stick through the heart - screenshot from movie Network
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I'm gonna impale the son of a bitch with...
What the fuck are you talking about - screenshot from movie Network
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What the fuck are you talking about
Also a very depressing one - screenshot from movie Network
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Also a very depressing one
Where's that put us - screenshot from movie Network
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Where's that put us
Tell Hackett to go fuck himself - screenshot from movie Network
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Tell Hackett to go fuck himself
I'll want to see Mr - screenshot from movie Network
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I'll want to see Mr
We're talking about putting a manifest irresponsible man on national television - screenshot from movie Network
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We're talking about putting a manifest...
What do we do about this Beale son of a bitch - screenshot from movie Network
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What do we do about this Beale son of a...
Did you see the overnight's on the Network News - screenshot from movie Network
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Did you see the overnight's on the...
Some of them counsel their clients by use of tarot cards - screenshot from movie Network
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Some of them counsel their clients by...
Even the News has to have a little showmanship - screenshot from movie Network
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Even the News has to have a little...
Do you have a favorite restaurant - screenshot from movie Network
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Do you have a favorite restaurant
What about your loves - screenshot from movie Network
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What about your loves
Okay - screenshot from movie Network
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Okay
Last night - screenshot from movie Network
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Last night
We are in a lot of trouble - screenshot from movie Network
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We are in a lot of trouble
You fuckin' fascist - screenshot from movie Network
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You fuckin' fascist
Jensen's handpicked golden boy - screenshot from movie Network
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Jensen's handpicked golden boy
Let's stop kidding ourselves - screenshot from movie Network
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Let's stop kidding ourselves
The initial response to the new Howard Beale show was not auspicatory - screenshot from movie Network
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The initial response to the new Howard...
By mid October - screenshot from movie Network
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By mid October
The Mao Tse Tung Hour  went on the air March 14th - screenshot from movie Network
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The Mao Tse Tung Hour went on the air...
That evening - screenshot from movie Network
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That evening
The business of management is management - screenshot from movie Network
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The business of management is management
There's a hell of a lot of Liberation Armies in the revolutionary underground - screenshot from movie Network
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There's a hell of a lot of Liberation...
Schumacher - screenshot from movie Network
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Schumacher
This Beale business - screenshot from movie Network
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This Beale business
What we're going to see now is something really sensational - screenshot from movie Network
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What we're going to see now is something...
The business of management  is  management - screenshot from movie Network
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The business of management is ...
I told them - screenshot from movie Network
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I told them
I think Hackett's overstepped himself - screenshot from movie Network
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I think Hackett's overstepped himself
I'm going to let Hackett have his head for awhile - screenshot from movie Network
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I'm going to let Hackett have his head...
The Ecumenical Liberation Army is an ultra left sect - screenshot from movie Network
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The Ecumenical Liberation Army is an...
That  The Mao Tse Tung Hour  is turning into one big pain in the ass - screenshot from movie Network
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That The Mao Tse Tung Hour is turning...
We're standing on the first amendment - screenshot from movie Network
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We're standing on the first amendment
No booze today - screenshot from movie Network
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No booze today
You would describe Mr - screenshot from movie Network
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You would describe Mr

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

Diana Christensen - Faye Dunaway
Max Schumacher - William Holden
Howard Beale - Peter Finch
Frank Hackett - Robert Duvall
Nelson Chaney - Wesley Addy
Arthur Jensen - Ned Beatty
Great Ahmed Kahn - Arthur Burghardt
TV Director - Bill Burrows
George Bosch - John Carpenter
Harry Hunter - Jordan Charney
Mary Ann Gifford - Kathy Cronkite
Joe Donnelly - Ed Crowley
Walter C. Amundsen - Jerome Dempsey
Barbara Schlesinger - Conchata Ferrell
Milton K. Steinman - Gene Gross
Jack Snowden - Stanley Grover
Caroline Schumacher - Cindy Grover
Bill Herron - Darryl Hickman
Arthur Zangwill - Mitchell Jason
TV Stage Manager - Paul Jenkins
Merrill Grant - Ken Kercheval
Associate Producer - Kenneth Kimmins
TV Production Assistant - Lynn Klugman
Max's Secretary - Carolyn Krigbaum
Audio Man - Zane Lasky
Tommy Pellegrino - Michael Lipton
Willie Stein - Michael Lombard
Herb Thackeray - Pirie MacDonald
TV Associate Director - Russ Petranto
Sam Haywood - Roy Poole
Edward George Ruddy - William Prince
Helen Miggs - Sasha von Scherler
Robert McDonough - Lane Smith
Giannini (as Theodore Sorel) - Ted Sorel
Louise Schumacher - Beatrice Straight
Mosaic Figure - Fred Stuthman
TV Technical Director - Cameron Thomas
Laureen Hobbs - Marlene Warfield
Hunter's Secretary - Lydia Wilen
Narrator - Lee Richardson
Self (archive footage) - John Chancellor
Self (archive footage) - Walter Cronkite
Reporter - Todd Everett
Self (archive footage) - Betty Ford
Self (archive footage) - Gerald Ford
TV Anchor Reporting Beale's Suicide Threat - John Gabriel
Announcer - Tom Gibney
Network Lawyer at Khan's Place - Lance Henriksen
Window Person - Raymond Martino
Self (archive footage) - Howard K. Smith
Self (archive footage) - David Susskind
Man at Desk - Michael Tucker
Self (archive footage) - Ahmed Yamani