Belushi, Kim Cattrall, Dana Delany, Robert Loggia, Angie Dickinson
1993, 300 Minutes, Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Oliver Stone's cyberpunk Wild Palms TV miniseries owes perhaps more to David
Lynch's Twin Peaks than it does to the writings of William Gibson (who actually
makes a small cameo appearance in the film).
The plot involves a
monopolistic media company in not-so-distant future out to control to the United States
through technology and the media. (Its leader is an ex-science fiction writer/Texan
billionaire, basically a mixture between Dianetcs leader, L. Ron Hubbard and former
presidential candidate, Ross Perot.) The corporation is opposed at every turn by a group
of rebels fighting for individual freedom.
Although the plot is
confusing at times, Wild Palms is suitably bizarre watching featuring
state-of-the-art special effects.
Sci-Fi Movie Page Pick:
Spot the literary references time! Cyberpunk TV series produced by Oliver Stone. Look closely and you'll see William Gibson
in a brief walk-on cameo role. Despite its pretensions, Wild Palms still makes
for entertaining viewing.