Network (1976 movie)

1976 film by Sidney Lumet
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Network is a 1976 American satirical black comedy-drama movie written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet. It is about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings. The movie stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch and Robert Duvall with Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty and Beatrice Straight.

Directed bySidney Lumet
Written byPaddy Chayefsky
Produced byHoward Gottfried
Fred C. Caruso
Narrated byLee Richardson
CinematographyOwen Roizman
Edited byAlan Heim
Music byElliot Lawrence
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • November 27, 1976 (1976-11-27)
Running time
121 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$3.8 million
Box office$23.7 million[2]

Network had strong positive reviews. It won four Academy Awards, in the categories of Best Actor (Finch), Best Actress (Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Straight) and Best Original Screenplay (Chayefsky).


  1. "NETWORK (AA)". United Artists. British Board of Film Classification. November 1, 1976. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  2. "Network, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 23, 2012.