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I'll Take Manhattan 

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




Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Valerie Bertinelli ...  Maxime 'Maxi' Amberville 2 episodes, 1987
Barry Bostwick ...  Zachary Amberville 2 episodes, 1987
Francesca Annis ...  Lily Amberville 2 episodes, 1987
Jane Kaczmarek ...  Nina Stern 2 episodes, 1987
Jack Scalia ...  Rocco Cipriani 2 episodes, 1987
Paul Hecht Paul Hecht ...  Pavka Mayer 2 episodes, 1987
Tim Daly ...  Toby Amberville 2 episodes, 1987
Julianne Moore ...  India West 2 episodes, 1987
Adam Storke ...  Justin Amberville 2 episodes, 1987
Perry King ...  Cutter Amberville 2 episodes, 1987
Ken Olin ...  Nat Lammerman 2 episodes, 1987
Kate Vernon ...  Nanette Alexander 2 episodes, 1987
Brett Cullen ...  Dennis Brady 2 episodes, 1987
Lynne Griffin ...  Candice Alexander 2 episodes, 1987
Georgia Slowe ...  Young Lily 2 episodes, 1987
Adam LeFevre ...  Jumbo Booker 2 episodes, 1987
Doug Davidson ...  Male Model 2 episodes, 1987
Staci Keanan ...  Angelica Cipriani 2 episodes, 1987
Barbara Barrie ...  mrs. Sarah Amberville 2 episodes, 1987
Fritz Weaver ...  Mr. Amberville 2 episodes, 1987
Donald Trump ...  Self 2 episodes, 1987
Katharine Houghton ...  Pepper Delafield 2 episodes, 1987
John Colicos ...  banker, Lester Maypole 2 episodes, 1987
Louis Guss Louis Guss ...  Newspaper seller 2 episodes, 1987
Robert Milli Robert Milli ...  Leonard Wilder 2 episodes, 1987
Corinne Bohrer ...  Julia Jacobson 2 episodes, 1987
Robert Addie ...  Sir Charles Kirkgordon 2 episodes, 1987
Walter Gotell ...  Jonas Alexander 2 episodes, 1987
Eddie Jones ...  Barney Koster 2 episodes, 1987
Hillary Wolf ...  Angelica Cipriani 2 episodes, 1987
Sean McCann ...  Bob Fink 2 episodes, 1987
Barry Flatman ...  George Peterson 2 episodes, 1987
David McIlwraith ...  Joe O'Reilly 2 episodes, 1987
Lolita Davidovich ...  Penny, Girl in the Car with Cutter 2 episodes, 1987
Billy Van 2 episodes, 1987
Jennifer Daniel ...  mrs. Maxime Emma Adamsfield 2 episodes, 1987
Chris Noth ...  Fred Knox 2 episodes, 1987
Rita Fredricks Rita Fredricks 2 episodes, 1987
Alisan Porter ...  Young Maxi 2 episodes, 1987
Aubrey Woods Aubrey Woods ...  mr. Evelyn Adamsfield 2 episodes, 1987
Carol Gillies Carol Gillies ...  miss Alma Grey 2 episodes, 1987
Robert Christie ...  Charles Forsythe 2 episodes, 1987
Robin Ward 2 episodes, 1987
David Clement 2 episodes, 1987
Lucetta Jenison Lucetta Jenison 2 episodes, 1987
Chris Cattell Chris Cattell 2 episodes, 1987
Derek Bowerman Derek Bowerman 2 episodes, 1987
Paul Craig Paul Craig 2 episodes, 1987
Chuck Shamata 2 episodes, 1987
Ted Simonett Ted Simonett 2 episodes, 1987
Matt Birman ...  Newspaper Fighter 2 episodes, 1987
Nadia Capone Nadia Capone 2 episodes, 1987
Sharry Flett Sharry Flett 2 episodes, 1987
Lisa Howard ...  Stewardess 2 episodes, 1987
Keram Malicki-Sánchez ...  Justin Amberville 2 episodes, 1987


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


Referenced in In My Own Words: Valerie Bertinelli (2020) See more »

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Ok for desperate evenings. But, what happened to the rest of the series?
25 June 2003 | by agfischierSee all my reviews

I know this book very well. Love Krantz: sex and shopping fun. But, this series has been hacked to pieces. Roughly half of the film has been discarded. The credits show scenes from Maxi's other marriages, scenes with India, et al, all somewhere in lost-TV Land. Snippets of Maxi with Dennis at the Casino in Monte would be nice, and on that yacht. Whither Castle Kirkgordon? The brothers and their interesting problems have disappeared from the version in circulation on TV. Bertinelli is, of course, ludicrous as Maxi. Cannot wear clothes, short with a dumpy figure, and nothing hair; some siren! Jack Scalia as Rocco is photographed in an erratic fashion: he looks like an Adonis in the better scenes only. They haven't even matched his hair between shots taking place on the Same Day. What slop! Perhaps this will go into re-release in a restored version. Why not? Mini-series will be made no more.

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Release Date:

1 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conquistaré Manhattan See more »

Filming Locations:

Milton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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