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Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure (2005)

Behind the scenes of Aaron Spelling's nighttime soap opera.


Matthew Miller


Matthew Miller




Cast overview, first billed only:
Pamela Reed ... Esther Shapiro
John Terry ... Vince Peterson
Melora Hardin ... Linda Evans
Ritchie Singer ... Richard Shapiro
Nicholas Hammond ... Aaron Spelling
John Atkinson John Atkinson ... Les Markowitz
Bartholomew John Bartholomew John ... John Forsythe
Alice Krige ... Joan Collins
Rel Hunt Rel Hunt ... Al Corley
Tim Draxl ... Joe
Julian Garner ... Peter Holm
Holly Brisley ... Heather Locklear
Rory Williamson ... Michael Nader
Rachael Taylor ... Catherine Oxenberg
Phillip Hinton Phillip Hinton ... Leonard Goldenson


Behind the scenes of Aaron Spelling's nighttime soap opera.

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A rags to b*tches tale.




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Release Date:

2 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinastia - AtrĂ¡s das Cenas See more »

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Australia See more »

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Just before the taping of the Moldavian massacre scene, the crew member with the sticks says "Moravian" massacre, not Moldavian. See more »


Features Dynasty (1981) See more »

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Pretty good but lacking
3 January 2005 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

This was being pushed as a sexy camp TV movie. It's not. It's a (purportedly) factual account of how the TV show Dynasty was developed and what eventually killed it. It follows the married producer and writer team of the show--it shows how their lives were affected and why they came up with the more outrageous plot lines (the lily pond fight, the Moldavian massacre, etc.) and the 1991 reunion show that wrapped up everything. There are also a few vicious but funny jabs at the Dynasty spin off The Colbys.

I do like the fact it doesn't ignore the gay fans of the show and on it and Alice Krige is obviously having a whale of a time playing Joan Collins. The most fun out of this comes from seeing unknown actors playing well-known actors! With a few exceptions (Krige especially) they look nothing like the people they're playing! Also it shows all the actors in a positive light--even Collins and Evans are shown as being great friends (no way that's true).

Still, it was not that good. It moved slowly and, on TV, they loaded the commercials during the last hour so it took forever. And I do question how factual this movie is. Still it's fun for a mindless two hours.

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