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To Be the Best

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Genres:
Drama
IMDB rate:
5.1
Director:
Tony Wharmby
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1992-08-02
Cast
Actor
Character
Stephanie Beacham
Stephanie Beacham
To Be the Best
Lindsay Wagner
Paula O'Neill
Anthony Hopkins
Jack Figg
Christopher Cazenove
Jonathan Ainsley
Stuart Wilson
Jack Miller
James Saito
Tony Chiu
Fiona Fullerton
Madelena
Gary Cady
Philip
David Robb
Shane O'Neill
Claire Oberman
Sarah Pascal
Christopher Blake
Sandy
Thomas Ewbank
Patrick
Julian Fellowes
Dennis
Rob Freeman
Harvey G. Rawson
Rupert Bates
Burrows
Robert Austin
George
Kate Spiro
Pam
Ozzie Yue
Bank President
Eddie Yeoh
Casino Manager
Candy Lacy-Smith
Susan Sorrell
Louis Roth
Elwyn Sorrell
Moray Watson
Hunter
Bill Reimbold
Peale
Bill Hutchinson
Doone
Sarah Lam
Ming
Peter Dennis
Doctor
John Atkinson
Yorkshire Farmer
Jayne Beaufoy
Stripper
Chooye Bay
Police Inspector (as Chooi Kheng-Beh)
Jay Benedict
TV Director
Philip Blaine
Peter
Ian Bleasdale
Family Doctor
John Cagon
Man in Bar
Sandra Caron
Farmer's Wife
Kah-Joo Chua
Electrician
David Michael Clarke
Hospital Doctor
Ellis Dale
Willie
Joanna Dickens
Woman in Hats
Sam Douglas
Detective
Maria Eldridge
Girl with Gun
John Golightly
Verger
Michael Harley
Mr. Hastings
Chris Jenkinson
Dave
Pamela Jikiemi
Reporter
Olivia Keith-Mitchell
Mrs. Hastings
Priscilla Phillips
Belinda
Noel Rands
Mr. Redmayne
Charlie Roe
Reporter
Catherine Roman
Waitress
John Sterland
Farmer
Peter Wickham
Reporter
Tom Wu
Airline Official
Joe Fagin
Country & Western Singer
Val McKenna
Country & Western Singer
Chris Cozens
Musician
Mike Acciaiolli
Musician
Jacqueline De Peza
Jenny Carter
Rachel James
Angela
Suzanne Vale
Mrs. Redmayne
Ai Vern
Croupier
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Trivia
It is unclear from the way that "Hold the Dream" was presented whether it was a mistake or not that Blackie's tombstone said that he died on 10th May 1985, aged 84. However, since Blackie was supposed to be three to four years older than Emma, and they met on or about 1905 (in the original mini-series: A Woman of Substance (1984)), when Emma was about 16-17, that would have meant that Blackie was about 19-20 in 1905, meaning his birth date would have been between 1884 and 1886, and if his date of death was in 1985, that would have made him between 99 and 101 years old. Also, Emma was supposed to be nearing her 80th birthday in "A Woman of Substance," which was supposed to be set in or about 1970, which would have matched the dates set in the story. It is not clearly stated that "Hold the Dream" was taking place directly after the events at the end of "A Woman of Substance," or several years later, but either way, the dates/ages would not have held up to close math and calendar calculations. This may have been a concession to Deborah Kerr's (born 1921) request for vanity, since she was portraying a woman of about 80, but was considerably younger, 63-64 at the time of filming "A Woman of Substance" in 1984, and 65-66 at the time of filming of "Hold the Dream" in 1985-86. In "To Be the Best," the opening scene shows Paula, now portrayed by Lindsay Wagner, placing flowers at the grave of Emma Harte, with the headstone stating "In Loving Memory of Emma Harte 1889-1970," which would again be consistent with A Woman of Substance (1984), but totally out of alignment with the dates presented in Hold the Dream (1986), which showed Blackie's headstone indicating his dates as 1901-1985, and Emma dying soon after.
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