About the film
new york city corruption adultery television profit tv ratings satire murder corporate reporter co-worker relationship tv show in film meeting tv news news fired network anchor tv news anchor
Release Date: November 01, 1976
|Slogan||:||«Television will never be the same.»|
|Production Companies||:||United Artists, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer|
|Producers||:||Juliet Taylor, Fred C. Caruso, Howard Gottfried|
When veteran anchorman Howard Beale is forced to retire his 25-year post because of his age, he announces to viewers that he will kill himself during his farewell broadcast. Network executives rethink their decision when his fanatical tirade results in a spike in ratings.