Starring Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Robert Duvall, Ned Beatty, Wesley Addy, Arthur Burghardt, Bill Burrows, Jordan Charney, Kathy Cronkite, William Prince, Beatrice Straight, Marlene Warfield
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Ageing television presenter Howard Beale (Peter Finch) is on the edge of a mental breakdown when he is fired.
He decides to open his heart to his audience, breaking down live on TV.
Incredibly, this boosts his ratings, and Beale is re-hired and given his own show on which he can scream and shout.
The film won three Oscars, with Paddy Chayevsky winning an award for the Best Original Screenplay.