Paddy Chayefsky's Network: Who Said What Quiz

  • See how well you recall the following quotes from the film "Network" - which won 4 Oscars:
    1. Best Actor: Peter Finch
    2. Best Actress: Faye Dunaway
    3. Best Supporting Actress: Beatrice Straight
    4. Best Original Screenplay: Paddy Chayefsky

    And was nominated for 6 other Academy Awards:

    1. Best Actor: William Holden  
    2. Best Supporting Actor: Ned Beatty
    3. Best Cinematography: Owen Roizman
    4. Best Director: Sidney Lumet  
    5. Best Editing: Alan Heim  
    6. Best Picture: Howard Gottfried
    One point awarded for eeach correct response. There's one garbage / throwaway answer for each question: If you choose it, a point will be deducted from your final score.
  • 1

    "Take me to the middle of the George Washington Bridge"

  • 2

    "I love it. Suicides, assassinations, mad bombers, mafia hit men, automobile smash ups: 'The Death Hour'. Great Sunday night show for the whole family. Wipe that fuckin' Disney right off the air."

  • 3

    "Well, I'll tell you what happened; I just ran out of bullshit"

  • 4

    "He's saying life is bullshit, and it is. So what are you screaming about?"

  • 5

    "I was married for 33 years of shrill, shrieiking fraud"

  • 6

    "What's so God damned funny?"

  • 7

    "We're a whorehouse network"

  • 8

    Well I don't fancy myself the president of a whorehouse.

  • 9

    "Schmuck, what are you getting into?"

  • 10

    "For God's sake, I'm not Moses."

  • 11

    "It's a big fat, big titted hit!"

  • 12

    "I'm a human being God damit. My life has value."

  • 13

    "You do whatever the tube tells you: You dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even think like the tube."

  • 14

    "Am I supposed to sit at home knitting and purling while you slink back like some penitent drunk? I'm your wife, damn it. If you can't work up a winter passion for me, the least I require is respect and allegiance."

  • 15

    "You can blow the Seminole prisoner class infrastructure out your ass."

  • 16

    "Man, give her the fuckin' overhead clause. Let's get back to page 22; 5, small A, subsidiary rights."

  • 17

    "I don't want the banks selling my country to the Arabs."

  • 18

    "I'll strangle him with a sash cord."

  • 19

    "The world is a business...It has been since man first crawaled out of the slime"

  • 20

    "There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today."

  • 21

    "This is no longer a nation of independent individuals. It's a nation of some 200-odd million transisterized, deodorized, whiter than white, steel belted bodies; totally unnecessary as human beings - and replaceable as piston rods."

  • 22

    "Get him off the air. Do anything!"

  • 23

    "Why is it that a woman always thinks the most savage thing she can say to a man is to impune his cockmanship?...I gave up comparing genitals in the school yard."

  • 24

    "I suppose we'll have to kill him"

  • 25

    "What would you people say to an assassination?"

  • 26

    "This was the story of Howard Beale. The first known instance of a man who was killed because he had lousy ratings"