Touting itself as an update of Machiavelli's same-named blueprint for success, this upward-mobility drama is a fairly gripping expose of blind ambition. But it coasts too much on the gimmick of adapting Machiavelli's strategies for the 1990s, and would have benefited from sharper
direction and a more consistently mordant tone.
Executive Roy Timmons (Michael Riley) is up to his new job of revitalizing the Gally Toy Co. in every way but one: he lacks the proper degree of suspicion of his ambitious co-workers, particularly V.P. Marshall Stern (Henry Silva) and Stern's manipulative account executive, and bedmate, Ruth Di
Marco (Alex Morrison).
While keeping sev...