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The Big Time (2002)

TV Movie | 100 min | Drama

In 1948 Manhattan, a diverse group of people are committed to making the fledgling Empire Network a success. Among them: a naive young woman who's hired as a script girl; an idealistic programmer; and an aspiring director who hopes to make...See moreIn 1948 Manhattan, a diverse group of people are committed to making the fledgling Empire Network a success. Among them: a naive young woman who's hired as a script girl; an idealistic programmer; and an aspiring director who hopes to make Empire "the network that takes risks and makes new stars." Then there's Empire's president, an eccentric scientist whose bride raises eyebrows at the network. Written by Schleppy See less
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Carol Flint (teleplay) | Thornton Wilder (play "Our Town")
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Updated Oct 20, 2002

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Oct 20, 2002 (United States)

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6.2 / 10 | 153 votes