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      The Big Time

      2002 1 hr. 36 min. Drama List
      71% 7 Reviews Tomatometer In 1948 a newlywed (Molly Ringwald), a producer (Dylan Baker), an aspiring director and others try to succeed in the television industry. Read More Read Less

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      Frazier Moore Associated Press This delightful film... revisits the era of early television with a charm that recalls theatrical features like My Favorite Year and The Front. Dec 11, 2023 Full Review Mike Duffy Detroit Free Press Despite a charmingly kooky performance by Molly Ringwald and an affectionate feel for television's early days, there's a hit-and-miss rhythm to this new comedy-laced movie about a plucky underdog network as it strives for survival. Rated: 2/4 Dec 11, 2023 Full Review David Bianculli New York Daily News It's an artful, clever look at TVs salad days, with such blasts from the past as sign-ons, test patterns, rabbit ears and vertical-hold knobs. Rated: 2.5/4 Dec 11, 2023 Full Review Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As a stand-alone movie The Big Time is all buildup with little payoff. Even for nostalgia gourmands there's little nourishment to be had. Dec 11, 2023 Full Review Arthur Lazere culturevulture.net The Big Time offers a breezy, but knowledgeable, look at the early years of the television industry. Dec 11, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In 1948 a newlywed (Molly Ringwald), a producer (Dylan Baker), an aspiring director and others try to succeed in the television industry.
      Director
      Paris Barclay
      Executive Producer
      Carol Flint, John Wells
      Screenwriter
      Carol Flint
      Production Co
      Miramax
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English