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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
Charles Rocket ...  Stitch 3 episodes, 1993
François Chau ...  Hiro 3 episodes, 1993
Beata Poźniak ...  Tambor 3 episodes, 1993
Charles Hallahan ...  Gavin Whitehope 2 episodes, 1993
Eugene Lee Eugene Lee ...  Lt. Bob Grindrod 2 episodes, 1993
Rondi Reed ...  Eileen Whitehope 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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English

Release Date:

16 May 1993 (USA) See more »

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Wild Palms See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, Jim 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 »

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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 JFK (1991) See more »

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Interesting but somehow not whole
22 May 2012 | by jef-frisone-1See all my reviews

WP has a rating of 7 here and that is what it merits. I saw some of the series back in 93, but have just re-watched it all. The quality of the cinematography is excellent and in that area the series holds up well. However, there are some major downsides to WP. One and the most important, some of the acting is incredibly bad, to start with, that of Belushi. The Trivia section says he had no idea what the story was about, so he simply recited his lines. One has the impression, most of the time, that he did just that. Loggia is Loggia, another Type A, overacted performance. Catrall starts off weak, but gets better. Angie is the real disappointment. She looks great and is perfect for the part, her clothes are fine, her scenes some of the most intense, but her acting is often wooden. I find Delany the best and most consistent, though other reviewers don't like her. The music is overblown and the one good piece, the background music to the most intense scene, the ending of Hungry Ghosts, is obviously influenced by P Glass's music. The series shows its influences clearly: 60's counter-culture, Scientology, and perhaps a little less obviously, Meet John Doe. In fact, for me, the latter is the main thrust of the series. However, the way the story is handled leaves something to be desired. It is too neat and clean, not open ended. However, the series obviously had some major influence itself. Those are easily seen in the Matrix series, in Caprica, and most obviously and essentially in Inception. Nolan would probably deny it, but half of Inception is lifted from WP. So, kudos for an idea that has had some mileage. Also, the series has been compared to Twin Peaks, but there is little to compare really. As said, the acting of WP is not esp thrilling whereas I find not a single character is weak in TP. The music for Badalamenti is far superior to that of Sakamoto. Both series look excellent. One area where WP beats TP is that WP is a closed story, a true miniseries. TP got out of control and thus lost some of its power. However, for me, TP is still a series I could re-watch without problem. So, finally, at the end of this long-winded review, WP is good, but not great. It would a great choice for some sort of re-imagined series à la Battlestar Galactica.


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