in about 100 words or less
US 121m, Colour
Director: Sidney Lumet; Cast: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, Beatrice Straight
Howard Beale is mad as hell, and is not going to take it anymore! About to be forcibly retired, an aging news anchor creates a media storm when he publicly declares to kill himself on the evening news. Taking advantage of the publicity, unscrupulous executives give the angry Beale his own show in hope of resurrecting their failing network. A brilliant black comedy that foresaw selling news as entertainment, this visionary satire is as relevant today as when it was released (Klaus Ming February 2016).