Peter Finch (Howard Beale), William
Holden (Max Schumacher), Faye Dunaway (Diana Christiansen), Robert Duvall (Frank Hackett), Wesley Addy (Nelson Chaney), Ned Beatty (Arthur
Jensen), Beatrice Straight (Mrs. Schumacher)
A highly intelligent, thought-provoking satire about the
media and world of broadcasting, with fantastic performances from its ensemble cast. Peter Finch plays a news reader who has a mental breakdown while on air and becomes exploited by his
television network and its executives (Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, etc).
A classic of 1970's cinema with a sharp, brilliant
Oscar-winning screenplay by veteran writer Paddy Chayefsky. Peter Finch also won an Oscar for Best Actor, becoming the first performer to do so posthumously.