Factual error: In the story that Schumacher tells Howard Beale in the beginning of the film, he says that in 1951 he was sent on a remote to cover the opening of the lower level of the George Washington Bridge. The lower level, in fact, did not open until 1962.
Trivia: Beatrice Straight won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role of Louise Schumacher, even though she was only on screen for five minutes and forty seconds. This is the shortest performance ever to win an Oscar.
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