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New Amsterdam 

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Pete Campbell oversteps the mark when he pitches an idea for ad campaign to the head of Bethlehem Steel without telling Don Draper. Draper wants him fired but learns a lesson in corporate ... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Hunter

Writers:

Matthew Weiner (created by), Lisa Albert
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Don Draper
Elisabeth Moss ... Peggy Olson
Vincent Kartheiser ... Pete Campbell
January Jones ... Betty Draper
Christina Hendricks ... Joan Holloway (credit only)
Bryan Batt ... Salvatore Romano
Michael Gladis ... Paul Kinsey
Aaron Staton ... Ken Cosgrove
Rich Sommer ... Harry Crane
Maggie Siff ... Rachel Menken
Robert Morse ... Bertram Cooper
John Slattery ... Roger Sterling
Darby Stanchfield ... Helen Bishop
Christopher Allport ... Andrew Campbell
Alison Brie ... Trudy Campbell

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Storyline

Pete Campbell oversteps the mark when he pitches an idea for ad campaign to the head of Bethlehem Steel without telling Don Draper. Draper wants him fired but learns a lesson in corporate politics. Pete's wife wants to buy a Manhattan apartment but he has to approach his cold and distant parents for a loan. Pete's in-laws, however, are more forthcoming. Written by garykmcd

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Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

The main account in this episode was Bethlehem Steel. During this time, the steel company was enjoying some of its best profits due to construction. The CEO of Bethlehem steel was one of the highest paid CEOs in the late 50's. This was mainly due to lack of competition as most of the steel plants in other countries were leveled after World War 2. Some of the buildings they built were: Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden, Hoover Dam, and the Golden Gate Bridge. See more »

Goofs

Pete and Trudy's new apartment is at Park Ave. and 82nd. At the end, Pete looks out the apartment window on a view of Central Park that is impossible from that location. He's looking from the top of the Park, directly south, as though he's on 110th (or higher) between 5th Ave. and 8th Ave. (which encompass the width of the Park). With this impossible view, Pete takes in a nighttime skyline that includes the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building; this is the New York equivalent of "all windows in Paris look out on the Eiffel Tower." See more »

Quotes

Don Draper: [talking about Pete Campbell] He's essential to the process. We're probably luckier to have him than you are.
Trudy Campbell: Oh I doubt that.
Don Draper: Well, maybe you're right.
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Connections

References The Real McCoys (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

A Beautiful Mine
(uncredited)
Composed by RJD2
Performed by RJD2
[theme music performed over opening titles]
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'Can I have some of your hair?'
5 September 2010 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

New Amsterdam, the 4th episode in the series, continues the amazing stride of the show. This is coming from someone who is currently watching the 4th season, and the changes some of the characters have gone through is amazing. Jon Hamm plays Don much lighter in this season than in the later ones, as does Betty. January Jones is a brilliant actress who's character transformation from this sweet, quiet Betty Draper persona to what will become a cold-hearted, mentally abused mother in Seasons 3 and especially 4 is really astounding, but it comes to prove how much people can change by how their lives are affected. In a way it is quite brilliant how I am looking back and catching up with this first season (since I started watching from season 2) but I am able to characterize things and appreciate them more.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Color:

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