I'll Take Manhattan (1987)

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Maxi Amberville tries to save the magazine empire her father built, but her treacherous uncle stands in her way.

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 Maxime 'Maxi' Amberville (Cipriani) (unknown episodes)


This is the story of Maxi Amberville and her attempt to save her father's empire from her uncle. It begins when Maxi Amberville's father Zachary is found at the bottom of a cliff and dies later. Five months later, Maxi and her siblings learn that there is a board meeting of which they were not informed. They discover that their uncle Cutter Amberville, Zachary's brother, is not only in charge but has just married their mother, and also that Cutter has decided to cease operations on four magazines that have been in the red. When Maxi learns of this she threatens to reveal to her mother some of the skeletons in Cutter's closet unless he allows her to take charge of one of the magazines that he plans to close and if she can make it get into the black, the others will remain in operation. Then the story shifts to when Zachary returned from WW2, a hero, and his family is fawning all over him, which leaves Cutter pretty much out, which is the reason for the animosity between them. Zachary ... Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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1 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conquistaré Manhattan  »

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Lynne Griffin (Candice) and Adam Lefevre (Jumbo) would appear together again twelve years later in the TV miniseries "Storm of the Century". See more »

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Glitzy, but forgettable
5 June 2002 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Not the worst high-gloss melodramatic miniseries ever, but nothing to write home about, either. The most memorable thing about this multi-generational tale of romantic and business intrigue is the skunk stripe in Valerie Bertinelli's hair. Perry King makes a hammy villain, Valerie B. is too lightweight for her role, and Francesca Annis does little with a rare role on this side of the pond. There are too many people to keep straight at times, too. All told, an okay way to kill time if you have nothing better to do.

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