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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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Bruce Wagner
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1993  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Jim Belushi ...  Harry Wyckoff 5 episodes, 1993
Dana Delany ...  Grace Wyckoff 5 episodes, 1993
Robert Loggia ...  Sen. Anton Kreutzer 5 episodes, 1993
Kim Cattrall ...  Paige Katz 5 episodes, 1993
Angie Dickinson ...  Josie Ito 5 episodes, 1993
Ernie Hudson ...  Tommy Lazlo 5 episodes, 1993
Bebe Neuwirth ...  Tabba Schwartzkopf 5 episodes, 1993
Nick Mancuso ...  Tully Woiwode 5 episodes, 1993
David Warner ...  Eli Levitt 5 episodes, 1993
Ben Savage ...  Coty Wyckoff 5 episodes, 1993
Bob Gunton ...  Dr. Tobias Schenkl 5 episodes, 1993
Aaron Michael Metchik ...  Peter 5 episodes, 1993
Robert Morse ...  Chap Starfall 3 episodes, 1993
Brad Dourif ...  Chickie Levitt 3 episodes, 1993
François Chau ...  Hiro 3 episodes, 1993
Charles Hallahan ...  Gavin Whitehope 2 episodes, 1993
Eugene Lee ...  Lt. Bob Grindrod 2 episodes, 1993
Charles Rocket ...  Stitch 2 episodes, 1993
Rondi Reed ...  Eileen Whitehope 2 episodes, 1993
Beata Pozniak ...  Tambor 2 episodes, 1993
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Storyline

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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Senator Anton Kreutzer (Robert Loggia) and his religion New Realism are based on L. Ron Hubbard and The Church of Scientology. See more »

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

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Tully Woiwode: I'm just wild about Harry, and Harry's wild about me!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Best CYBER-Noir Dialogue EVER
7 September 2005 | by dgarwoodSee all my reviews

The real credit for WILD PALMS should go to Bruce Wagner and his flowing, prosaic dialogue. It's like classic Film Noir crossed with cyber-speak, doused with a fifth of Single Malt Scotch and set on fire. There are so many clever, nimble phrases that are turned on their axis and spun into something entirely different.

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"Mystery loves company."

"Do you know how much it hurts to be SHOT IN THE CHEST??"

"You're no General! You're a pimp with the wings of a bat!"

"You've got quite a mouth on you! Take care someone doesn't take a needle and sew it up."

"Weak dog! You stillborn calf! YOU MAKE ME VOMIT!"

Granted the whole package is a little hard to take in all at once - it's one of those things that becomes more interesting the more you watch it. And for everyone who argues it ends with a whimper, not a bang, well, you may be right, but I posit that The Senator, Harry's real lineage, The Go Chip, and the Mimezine are all besides the point. Enjoy it for one of the campiest, cleverest, most intelligent scripts ever written for television.(Thank You Bruce Wagner) This is a project that is not only entertaining to watch, but a JOY to listen to. It's FUN.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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