I'll Take Manhattan | 1986

Drama, Romance
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 ...more

Cast

... Maxi Amberville

Actor (1986-1987)

... Zachary Amberville

Actor (1986-1987)

... Lily Amberville

Actor (1986-1987)

... Nina Stern

Actor (1986-1987)

... Rocco Cipriani

Actor (1986-1987)

... Pavka Meyer

Actor (1986-1987)

... Toby Amberville

Actor (1986-1987)

... India West

Actor (1986-1987)

... Justin Amberville

Actor (1986-1987)

... Cutter Amberville

Actor (1986-1987)

... Nathan Lammerman

Actor (1986-1987)

... Nanette

Actor (1986-1987)

Company

Production Company

Production Company

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 publishing."

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."

Writers

Screenplay (1986-1987)

Screenplay (1986-1987)

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