Capital City (1989–1990)

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Mirroring the bear-pit attitudes of the time, this series follows the upwardly-mobile hopefuls at London-based investment bank, Shane Longman, as they try to scramble up the corporate ... See full summary »

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William Armstrong ...
 Max Lubin (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Declan / ... (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Chas Ewell (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
Joanna Kanska ...
 Sirkka Nieminen / ... (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
Trevyn McDowell ...
 Michelle Hauptmann / ... (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Hudson J. Talbot / ... (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
John Bowe ...
 Leonard Ansen (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Anna Nygh ...
 Hannah Burgess (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Lee Wolf (18 episodes, 1989-1990)
Denys Hawthorne ...
 James Farrell (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
Joanna Phillips-Lane ...
 Wendy Foley (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Gail (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Jimmy Destry (13 episodes, 1989)
Emily Bolton ...
 Sylvia Roux Teng (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
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Mirroring the bear-pit attitudes of the time, this series follows the upwardly-mobile hopefuls at London-based investment bank, Shane Longman, as they try to scramble up the corporate ladder, taking risks, eating up the pressure, and following their instincts in search of that elusive deal that will finally announce their arrival in the city. Written by Bai

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Used the same dealing room set from the 1989 movie Dealers (1989). See more »

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Great show!
15 November 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I also saw this by chance on the CBC and loved it, but their run was too short and I'm sure I missed the last few episodes. Canada's "Traders" drama TV series reminded me of it and thankfully lasted for several years... maybe even better as it really had time to grow into its own. Capital City showed "The City" of London (the financial district) in the heady days after "big bang" (deregulation) and had some great plot lines, characters and typically English take on life there. The mix of Americans, Europeans, etc... only added to a great and colourful cast. Bring on the DVD!

There was a similar movie called "Dealers" with Rebecca DeMornay and Paul McGann that also showed life in "the City", complete with egomaniacs, slippery traders and the lifestyles of the traders, and so-called 'Masters of the Universe'. If you like the financial/Wall Street type of genre you will enjoy it as well.


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