Wild Palms (1993)

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A multi-national corporation attempts to take over America while small pockets of resistance hold out against rampant technology.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 Harry Wyckoff (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Grace Wyckoff (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Sen. Anton Kreutzer (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Paige Katz (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Josie Ito (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Tommy Lazlo (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Tabba Schwartzkopf (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Tully Woiwode (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Eli Levitt (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Coty Wyckoff (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Dr. Tobias Schenkl (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Peter (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Chap Starfall (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Chickie Levitt (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Stitch (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Hiro (3 episodes, 1993)
Charles Hallahan ...
 Gavin Whitehope (2 episodes, 1993)
Eugene Lee ...
 Lt. Bob Grindrod (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Eileen Whitehope (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Tambor (2 episodes, 1993)
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LA in the near future, Harry Wykoff accepts a job as presidents of a gigantic TV company. Het is confronted with a total new technology called "The New Reality" where three-dimensional TV animated pictures are projected in living rooms all around the world. Harry launches to the top of the company with his career but once there he is caught in a web of intrigues, betrayal and murder. A game of life and death begins... Written by <s.w.zaat@student.utwente.nl>

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16 May 1993 (USA)  »

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At one point, James Belushi's character is asked, "Do you want to be a samurai, Harry?" and later, he is seen carrying a samurai sword. Coincidentally, Belushi's late brother John was famous for portraying a comedic samurai character on Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

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The rear-view mirror in Harry's corvette appears and disappears from scene to scene. See more »

Quotes

Harry Wyckoff: [upon recognizing "Running To Paradise"] That's Yeats!
Sen. Anton Kreutzer: Harry, you'll make me fall in love with you!
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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Weird Palms
28 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved Twin Peaks and have watched the whole thing a few times, but it seems to lose something each time. I will always argue that TP was important and revelatory when it first aired, but memory amplifies its merits. I find the first three or four episodes are the best, followed by a rapid decline in quality.

Wild Palms has stuck in my head from the era also. It's a strange mini series adapted from an equally strange comic that featured a weird take on Scientology. It was originally published on the last page of Details (U.S.) magazine back before it became a tiresome hetero-meathead lifestyle rag. The "TV broadcast as mind control agent" is a thoroughly exhausted plot device, but I don't think the merits of this are in the plot; rather the characters passing off song lyrics as dialog, and startling scenes like one involving Angie Dickinson, a seven-year old and a tanning reflector.

This is not the usual grade-Z Jim Belushi project He's pretty good in this. Dana Delaney alone seems to strike the wrong chord. It also was somehow spared Oliver Stone's characteristic heavy-handedness and clumsy direction.


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