Network
Country of Origin:  United States
Production year: 1976
Director: Sidney Lumet
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-027035-012421
Running time: 2:01 (121 Min.)
Casetype: HD Keep Case
Format: Color, 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released:
Collection type: Owned (#1357)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 03, 2017
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
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Overview
I WILL BE RETIRING FROM THIS PROGRAMME IN TWO WEEKS’ TIME BECAUSE OF POOR RATINGS.

In 1976 two of the key players in the Golden Age of Television, writer Paddy Chayefsky and director Sidney Lumet, delivered a coruscating attack – at once savage and hilarious – on the medium that made their names.

SINCE THIS SHOW WAS THE ONLY THING I HAD GOING FOR ME IN MY LIFE, I’VE DECIDED TO KILL MYSELF.

To speak Chayefsky’s Oscar-winning dialogue, Lumet enlisted a powerhouse cast list, including Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch (as ‘the mad prophet of the airwaves’ Howard Beale), Robert Duvall, Ned Beatty and Beatrice Straight. Five of them would be nominated for Academy Awards, three would win.

I’M GOING TO BLOW MY BRAINS OUT RIGHT ON THIS PROGRAMME A WEEK FROM TODAY.

As well as its four Oscars, Network was also garlanded with a quartet of Golden Globes, a BAFTA and numerous other awards. In the years since its release, its reputation has only grown: the Library of Congress granted it a place on their prestigious National Film Registry; the American Film Institute named it as one of the greatest American films of all time; and the Writers Guild of America declared its screenplay one of the ten best of all time. It remains a true classic.

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