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Network (27-Nov-1976)

Director: Sidney Lumet

Writer: Paddy Chayefsky

Original Music Composed and Conducted by: Elliot Lawrence

Producer: Howard Gottfried

Keywords: Drama, Journalism, Corporate Crime, New York

Peter Finch is an anchorman on UBS, a fourth major network alongside NBC and the others; mentally, he is not quite holding it together. During the evening broadcast, he announces his impending suicide, to be broadcast live. UBS responds by giving him a variety-show forum for his incomprehensible ravings. But Finch continues to spin out of control. Won Oscars for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Screenplay; received nominations for 6 others including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Wesley Addy
4-Aug-1913 31-Dec-1996 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Ned Beatty
6-Jul-1937   Deliverance
Faye Dunaway
14-Jan-1941   Network
Robert Duvall
5-Jan-1931   Tom Hagen in The Godfather
Conchata Ferrell
28-Mar-1943   Head nurse Joan Thor on E/R
Peter Finch
28-Sep-1916 14-Jan-1977 Network
Darryl Hickman
28-Jul-1931   The Happy Years
William Holden
17-Apr-1918 16-Nov-1981 Stalag 17
Ken Kercheval
15-Jul-1935 21-Apr-2019 Cliff Barnes on Dallas
Lane Smith
29-Apr-1936 13-Jun-2005 The Final Days
Beatrice Straight
2-Aug-1914 7-Apr-2001 Network


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)


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