Network

Network

1976, R, 121 min. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Starring William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Ned Beatty, Beatrice Straight.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Wed., July 26, 2000

Peter Finch won a posthumous Oscar for his performance in this Paddy Chayevsky satire about television. Chayevsky, Dunaway, and Straight also won Oscars for their work in this prescient and sharply drawn comedy about the depths to which one unscrupulous station will sink.

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KEYWORDS FOR THIS FILM

Network, Sidney Lumet, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Ned Beatty, Beatrice Straight

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