In 1976 director Sidney Lumet took Paddy Chayefsy’s Network and turned it into this satirical feature. Lumet’s interpretation of the television networks is represented amazingly in this film.
These eight people are then forced into a very heavy situation. Five of them are men. One was a rescued Nazi and an African American and then three were women.
The thematic elements in the movie that deal with politics are very clear; there is no hidden agenda here.