Oliver Platt plays Wallace Benton, a journalist for a New York tabloid magazine called the NY Ledger. He works along side his soon to be ex-wife, and various other people, using his ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Oliver Platt ...  Wallace Benton 13 episodes, 2000-2001
Damon Gupton ...  Charles Foster 13 episodes, 2000-2001
Bebe Neuwirth ...  Nikki Masucci 13 episodes, 2000-2001
Lili Taylor ...  Hildy Baker 13 episodes, 2000-2001
Hope Davis ...  Brooke Benton 13 episodes, 2000-2001
Tom Conti ...  Si Beekman 13 episodes, 2000-2001
Chip Zien ...  Sammy Klein 6 episodes, 2000-2001
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Oliver Platt plays Wallace Benton, a journalist for a New York tabloid magazine called the NY Ledger. He works along side his soon to be ex-wife, and various other people, using his journalistic instincts to get the story no matter what it takes. He seems to drink heavily, and he curses, so he's clearly an average guy, with no super human qualities about him. On the side, he teaches a class full of journalism students, who sometimes go along on his researching "missions," and he frequently uses them to get information on stories he has done, or is doing, to save himself some time. Benton is a smooth talker with a lot of tricks up his sleeve, always searching for more information to add just the right touch to his articles, and he sometimes finds himself using somewhat devious tactics to get that information. Written by Joshua Bozeman <JBoze3131@aol.com>

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2 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Oliver Platt is a genius
30 June 2005 | by skoylesSee all my reviews

Oliver Platt is a genius. One could simply repeat that for 100 lines and sum up this series - and anything else in which this rotund brilliant actor appears. He became Porthos in the bouncy Three Musketeers; he was amazing as Hector in the sadly under-rated Lake Placid; he was the perfect barrister in West Wing. Platt shares an ineffable star quality with Orson Welles and that enviable talent with which Roger Ebert described M. Emmet Walsh which I hereby paraphrase: "No motion picture featuring Olliver Platt can be all bad." In this he joins the company of the great Ian Holm and very very few others. As the star of this sadly-missed series Platt had the chance, for far too short a time, chew the scenery in his own series as a talented, irritating, self-centred, brilliant human being. How much of this is Platt and how much acting is irrelevant. It is simply a pity that the show was so quickly cancelled because, to say it once more, Oliver Platt is a genius.


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