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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.

Trivia: At the very start of the credits, just after "Metro Goldwyn Mayer" disappears, Karen Allen walks across screen, in her very first film role.

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Trivia: Ned Beatty was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role as Arthur Jensen, even though he had only five minutes of screen time. This was Beatty's only Academy Award nominated performance in his career.

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.

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