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The Big Time (2002)

In 1948 Manhattan, a diverse group of people are committed to making the fledgling Empire Network a success. Among them: a naive young woman who's hired as a script girl; an idealistic ... See full summary »

Director:

Paris Barclay

Writers:

Carol Flint (teleplay), Thornton Wilder (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dylan Baker ... The Colonel
Molly Ringwald ... Marion Powers
Christopher Lloyd ... Doc Powers
Christina Hendricks ... Audrey Drummond
Shane Johnson ... Timothy Wilkison (as Shane Mikael Johnson)
Michael B. Silver ... Walt Kaplan
Sharif Atkins ... Joe Royal
John de Lancie ... Vaughn Clay
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eydie Alyson Eydie Alyson ... Ibsen Script Girl
Gabby Anderman Gabby Anderman ... Another Miss Eve
Dwayne Barnes ... Stuff (as Dwayne L. Barnes)
Ronald Bruner Ronald Bruner ... Skins
John Byner ... Ed Wynn
Lizette Carrion Lizette Carrion
Thomas Daniel ... Businessman
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In 1948 Manhattan, a diverse group of people are committed to making the fledgling Empire Network a success. Among them: a naive young woman who's hired as a script girl; an idealistic programmer; and an aspiring director who hopes to make Empire "the network that takes risks and makes new stars." Then there's Empire's president, an eccentric scientist whose bride raises eyebrows at the network. Written by Schleppy

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It was the beginning of television. And they put it all on the line to get it on the air.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A televízió aranykora See more »

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Originally made as a pilot for a television series, but was never commissioned. See more »

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What a great movie
21 October 2002 | by Anthony4908See all my reviews

This was a wonderful movie. It shows how television started. Michael B.Silver and Sharif Atkins were intelligent and terrific. This movie should be a weekly television series. The rest of the cast was excellent, too, including Molly Ringwald and Christopher Lloyd. The story was interesting and easy to watch. The movie was great.


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