Wonderful cast and screenplay! The main casts gets a lot of the credit, but there were minor parts that helped complete the movie (Ned Beatty, Conchata Ferrell.) This is the movie that brought us "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it any more!" and the less known but my favorite "You have meddled with the forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and you must atone!" This movie - predicted the future: CNN, News as Entertainment, FOX News, punditry, everything many would call questionable about the news media today. Yet, like in the movie, we still tune in. I've seen this movie a dozen times and it keeps getting better.