# 101. IMDB Top 250 – Network

# 235.    Network (1976)
Network” takes the viewer inside of a major television network, UBS, during the 1970s. Their prime time newscaster has just received word from his boss that the network is terminating his contract due to low ratings. Perturbed about leaving his position, and with nothing else in life to live for, the newscaster breaks down on television and promises his audience that he will kill himself on live television. When the newscaster get his own television show he goes off on a rants about the sicknesses of American society.  His most famous line is:  “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.”

The script was brilliant and so is the acting. This movie will change the way you look at television because it will change what you think about television. Shockingly funny at times about what a network will do to boost its ratings. Even though the movie is somewhat dated its messages are clear.


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