Network Movie Review 1976

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As timely now as it was then; a scathing indictment of the TV industry and its propensity towards self-prostitution. A television newscaster's mental breakdown turns him into a celebrity when the network tries to profit from his illness. The individual characters are startlingly realistic and the acting is excellent.


Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email:, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 121 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Corporate Shenanigans, Showbiz Dramas, Ethics & Morals, Mass Media, Rebel With a Cause, Sanity Check, New York, New York, News at 11
Paddy Chayefsky
Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch, William Holden, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, Beatrice Straight
Owen Roizman
Sidney Lumet


Oscars 1976: Actor (Finch), Actress (Dunaway), Orig. Screenplay, Support. Actress (Straight); AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1977: Actor (Finch); Golden Globes 1977: Actor--Drama (Finch), Actress--Drama (Dunaway), Director (Lumet), Screenplay; L.A. Film Critics 1976: Director (Lumet), Film, Natl. Film Reg. 2000;; N.Y. Film Critics 1976: Screenplay; Writers Guild 1976: Orig. Screenplay.

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