Network (1976)

Poster for the movie "Network"
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Poster for the movie "Network"

Network (1976)

R 122 min - Drama - 1 November 1976

When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. Network executives rethink their decision when his fanatical tirade results in a spike in ratings.

Director:  Sidney Lumet
Director of Photography:  Owen Roizman
Original Music Composer:  Elliot Lawrence
Writers:  Paddy Chayefsky.

Storyline

When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. Network executives rethink their decision when his fanatical tirade results in a spike in ratings.


Collections: Sidney Lumet

Tagline: Television will never be the same

Genres: Drama

Details

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Release Date:  1 November 1976

Box Office

Budget:  $3,800,000
Revenue:  $23,689,877

Company Credits

Production Companies:  United Artists, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 02 min

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