R | | Drama
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
Sidney Lumet began a period of rehearsals in early 1976 in a ballroom of the Diplomat Hotel in New York City. Like most Lumet movies, the film was shot in New York, although control-room and news-studio scenes were filmed at CFTO-TV Studios in the Scarborough ... ...
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 ...
In the aftermath of Beale's assassination, one of the news outlets describes him as dying in a hail "of automatic rifle fire." However, neither of the assassins uses an automatic rifle.
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