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I'll Take Manhattan

I'll Take Manhattan(1987)

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Brief Synopsis

Tinselly eight-hour miniseries based on Judith Krantz's best-selling romantic novel of, as the publicity releases heralded, "a young woman's struggle to preserve her father's magazine empire against treachery from within, set against the glamorous, exciting and powerful world of New York magazine pu

Valerie Bertinelli is the headstrong young heiress, Barry Bostwick is her ambitious father, Perry King her evil uncle, Jack Scalia the first of her three husbands, and Barbara Barrie and Fritz Weaver her grandparents. British actress Francesca Annis, as Bostwick's wife, here made her American television debut, and Katharine Houghton, Katharine Hepburn's niece who had made a smashing debut with Hepburn, Tracy and Poitier in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and then virtually faded from the movie scene, here makes her television mini-series debut as a society matron and friend of the publishing Ambervilles.

Most critics turned thumbs down on this splashy drama that had two directors (Richard Michaels left in mid production with a heart attack) and two writers -- each taking four hours. The Hollywood Reporter, for instance, felt that "there's more acting in a 20-minute army training film than in this four-night siege."

Cast & Crew

Valerie Bertinelli Maxi Amberville
Barry Bostwick Zachary Amberville
Francesca Annis Lily Amberville
Jane Kaczmarek Nina Stern
Jack Scalia Rocco Cipriani
Paul Hecht Pavka Meyer
Tim Daly Toby Amberville
Julianne Moore India West
Adam Storke Justin Amberville
Perry King Cutter Amberville
Ken Olin Nathan Lammerman
Kate Vernon Nanette

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  • Play it again sam

    Carla bonacci 2017-07-09

    Never forgot it one of the best I ever saw MORE>

  • I'll Take Manhattan

    IT HAD TO BE YOU 2016-07-24

    Love this movie Please play it again!!!I saw this mini-series in 1984, and have never forgot the intrigue of it. Part of it is a twisted love story. Part... MORE>