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* OneSceneWonder: Creator/MartinScorcese as Geritol CEO Martin Rittenhome. He only shows up in two scenes, but he manages to be a memorable villain through his smugness and vaguely menacing attitude.

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* OneSceneWonder: Creator/MartinScorcese Creator/MartinScorsese as Geritol CEO Martin Rittenhome. He only shows up in two scenes, but he manages to be a memorable villain through his smugness and vaguely menacing attitude.


** Subverted immediately afterwards when he witnesses Van Doren’s public humiliation and clearly feels sorry for him, even to refusing to be photographed with him so as to underline Van Doren’s fall: “Christ, look at the guy.”

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** Subverted immediately afterwards when he witnesses Van Doren’s public humiliation and clearly feels sorry for him, even to refusing to be photographed with him so as to underline Van Doren’s fall: “Christ, look at the guy.
* LoveToHate: The executives involved with the scandals are SmugSnake{{s}} of the highest caliber, which really makes the audience hope they get their comeuppance. Of course, they don't.
* OneSceneWonder: Creator/MartinScorcese as Geritol CEO Martin Rittenhome. He only shows up in two scenes, but he manages to be a memorable villain through his smugness and vaguely menacing attitude.


* AwardSnub: It was nominated for four Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published); it won none of them.

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* AwardSnub: AwardSnub:
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It was nominated for four Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published); it won none of them. them.
** Many also think that Creator/JohnTurturro should've been nominated either alongside or in place of Creator/PaulScofield.

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* AwardSnub: It was nominated for four Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published); it won none of them.


* JerkassWoobie: Stempel. You do feel bad for him for the way he was treated by Enright, but he's not a likable guy by any stretch of the imagination. Rather than wanting to see justice being done, his actions towards the end seem greatly like schadenfreude, particularly when he fights his way to see Van Buren at the stand.

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* JerkassWoobie: Stempel. You do feel bad for him for the way he was treated by Enright, but he's not a an especially likable guy by any stretch of the imagination. Rather than wanting to see justice being done, his actions towards the end seem greatly like schadenfreude, particularly when he fights his way to see Van Buren Doren at the stand.stand.
** Subverted immediately afterwards when he witnesses Van Doren’s public humiliation and clearly feels sorry for him, even to refusing to be photographed with him so as to underline Van Doren’s fall: “Christ, look at the guy.”


* JerkassWoobie: Stempel. You do feel bad for him for the way he was treated by Enright, but he's not a likable guy by any stretch of the imagination. Rather than wanting to see justice being done, his actions towards the end seem greatly like schadenfreude, particularly when he fights his way to see Van Buren at the stand.
* MagnificentBastard: You have to give Robert Kintner credit; he's all over the shady dealings on the show, but he's not remotely afraid that any scandal will affect him, or even the network in general. [[spoiler:And when it comes down to it, he's absolutely right.]]

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* JerkassWoobie: Stempel. You do feel bad for him for the way he was treated by Enright, but he's not a likable guy by any stretch of the imagination. Rather than wanting to see justice being done, his actions towards the end seem greatly like schadenfreude, particularly when he fights his way to see Van Buren at the stand.
* MagnificentBastard: You have to give Robert Kintner credit; he's all over the shady dealings on the show, but he's not remotely afraid that any scandal will affect him, or even the network in general. [[spoiler:And when it comes down to it, he's absolutely right.]]
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* JerkassWoobie: Stempel. You do feel bad for him for the way he was treated by Enright, but he's not a likable guy by any stretch of the imagination.

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* JerkassWoobie: Stempel. You do feel bad for him for the way he was treated by Enright, but he's not a likable guy by any stretch of the imagination. Rather than wanting to see justice being done, his actions towards the end seem greatly like schadenfreude, particularly when he fights his way to see Van Buren at the stand.


* JerkassWoobie: Stempel. You do feel bad for him for the way he was treated by Enright, but he's not a likable guy by any stretch of the imagination.

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* JerkassWoobie: Stempel. You do feel bad for him for the way he was treated by Enright, but he's not a likable guy by any stretch of the imagination.imagination.
* MagnificentBastard: You have to give Robert Kintner credit; he's all over the shady dealings on the show, but he's not remotely afraid that any scandal will affect him, or even the network in general. [[spoiler:And when it comes down to it, he's absolutely right.]]

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* JerkassWoobie: Stempel. You do feel bad for him for the way he was treated by Enright, but he's not a likable guy by any stretch of the imagination.

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