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To Be the Best (1992)

The Barbara Taylor Bradford trilogy that began with "A Woman of Substance", ends with this epic tale. Paula O' Neill feuds with her cousins as she fights to save her grandmother's business, and struggles to salvage her marriage.

Director:

Tony Wharmby

Writers:

Barbara Taylor Bradford (novel), Elliott Baker (teleplay) (as Elliot Baker)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Wagner ... Paula O'Neill
Anthony Hopkins ... Jack Figg
Stephanie Beacham ... Arabella
Christopher Cazenove ... Jonathan Ainsley
Stuart Wilson ... Jack Miller
James Saito ... Tony Chiu
Fiona Fullerton ... Madelena
Gary Cady Gary Cady ... Philip
David Robb ... Shane O'Neill
Claire Oberman Claire Oberman ... Sarah Pascal
Christopher Blake Christopher Blake ... Sandy
Thomas Ewbank Thomas Ewbank ... Patrick
Julian Fellowes ... Dennis
Rob Freeman ... Harvey G. Rawson
Rupert Bates Rupert Bates ... Burrows
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The Barbara Taylor Bradford trilogy that began with "A Woman of Substance", ends with this epic tale. Paula O' Neill feuds with her cousins as she fights to save her grandmother's business, and struggles to salvage her marriage.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1992 (USA) See more »

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...und griffen nach den Sternen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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the best little waitress in ....
6 July 2001 | by lee-141See all my reviews

Having sat down to watch what I expected to be a pretty dire video while eating a take out curry, I was quite amazed at the sheer banality of the plot and script, and the unremitting woodenness of the acting.

However, and I know this sounds like a set-up, one person made me stop chewing long enough to check the cast listing. As it happened the role was not listed as far as I could see, and I had to come onto imdb to identify the actress.

While far from redeeming the whole shocker, Catherine Roman plays her heart out [in the nicest sense] in the role of "waitress" - yes, you heard right, waitress! According to imdb this is her one and only professional role, which is a shame.

Watch it before you scoff and see if you agree.

Cheers all - make mine an extra double decaff.


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