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Jordan Charney: Harry Hunter



  • Howard Beale : [on the air]  I just ran out of bullshit.

    Harry Hunter : [picks up ringing phone in editing room]  Mr. Schumacher's right here, do you want to talk to him?

    Howard Beale : Bullshit is all the reasons we give for living. If we can't think up reasons of our own, we always have the God bullshit.

    Max Schumacher : [on the phone]  Yeah, Tom, what is it?

    Howard Beale : We don't know why we go through all this pointless pain, humiliation, and decay. So there better be someone somewhere who *does* know. That's the God bullshit.

    Max Schumacher : He's saying that life is bullshit, and it is, so what are you screaming about?

    [hangs up] 

  • Harry Hunter : I told them, I said look, we're running a News department down here, not a circus and Howard Beale's not a - bearded lady and if you think I'm going to go along with this bastardization of the News you can have my resignation along with Max Schumacher's right now. And I think I'm speaking for Howard Beale and everybody else here.

    Howard Beale : Hey, no, Hunter, that's my job you're turning down. Anyway, I'd go nuts without some kind of work.

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