R | | Drama
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
The three Oscar winners--Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch, and Beatrice Straight-- all share scenes with William Holden, but they share no scenes with each other. Finch and Dunaway, who won the Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars, have no scenes or dialogue together in the film.
This story is about Howard Beale, who was the news anchorman on UBS TV. In his time, Howard Beale had been a mandarin of television, the grand old man of news, with a HUT rating of 16 and a 28 audience share. In 1969, however, his fortunes began to ...
When Max tells his wife he's having an affair, the scene begins with him smoking a cigarette. A few shots later, he's still sitting in the chair but there's no longer a cigarette anywhere.
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