D: Sidney Lumet
MGM/United Artists (Howard Gottfried)
US 1976
120 mins
W: Paddy Chayefsky
DP: Owen Roizman
Ed: Alan Heim
Mus: Elliot Lawrence
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.      

Peter Finch in Network
Peter Finch in Network