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Release Date: November 14, 1976

Year    :   1976
Slogan    :   «Television will never be the same.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director    :   Sidney Lumet
Producers    :   Juliet Taylor, Fred C. Caruso, Howard Gottfried
Writers    :   Paddy Chayefsky
RunTime    :   122 mins.
Budget    :   3800000
Revenue    :   23700000

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.

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