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Paddy Chayefsky takes on television (his first true love), with somewhat self-congratulatory ardor. Finch, a veteran newsman for the mythical United Broadcasting System, is sent over the mental edge when he is told that he will be fired after a quarter of a century on the air. He can't handle the situation and tells his audience that he intends to commit...read more

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Best Picture nominee about a mentally unstable news anchor who, after being told he's to be fired, becomes a media superstar when he begins delivering nightly rants and threatens an on-air suicide for his final broadcast. Paddy Chayevsky's script won an Os (more…)

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  • Released: 1976
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Paddy Chayefsky takes on television (his first true love), with somewhat self-congratulatory ardor. Finch, a veteran newsman for the mythical United Broadcasting System, is sent over the mental edge when he is told that he will be fired after a quarter of… (more)

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