| On-the-scene location shootings
are going to be important to 'Ryan's Hope', and for
one of its opening segments, they decided to use New York City piers.
With Frank Ryan (Michael Hawkins)
running for the City Council, Mary (Kate Mulgrew), his sister, decided
to work for his campaign upon her college graduation. Jack Fenelli (Michael
Levin), a reporter for The Village Banner, decided he wanted to investigate
Ryan's campaign. A believer in the saying, "Never trust a politician,"
Fenelli wanted to find out all the back-room dealings and bargains Ryan
was making to win.
But Fenelli didn't count on Mary
Ryan. She considerately gave her time to Fenelli to dispel his distrusting
ideas about what was really going on. In their time together, they ended
up tossing a ball back and forth at one of the docks. The conversation
became more and more heated. But, at the end, when Fenelli added insult
to injury by implying the well educated, liberated and self-assured Mary
just might be a wonderful wife someday, Mary's toss of the ball was too
hard and high, causing Fenelli to step back and off the pier. With a big
splash, he ended up in the Hudson River!
No harm came to Fenelli, but
there is the question concerning the fall Frank Ryan took down the hospital
stairs. Was it an accident....or......?
|Mary Ryan is a very pretty natural looking
girl, so the makeup artist only added lip gloss to her lips. Kate Mulgrew
is also at the American Shakespeare Festival in Conn.
|As a "crusading reporter," Michael Levin is
making his debut also. He has appeared in The Royal Hunt of the Sun
Broadway. Both Michael and Kate worked from 5 a.m. in the morning to shoot