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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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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