Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

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Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

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 Indian / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Arnold Skamp / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Marshall / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
Jonathan Luria ...
 Cameraman / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
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Lynn Kuratomi ...
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 Gas Station Attendant / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
Wade Mayer ...
 Airline Representative #2 / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
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 Old Woman (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
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Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

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The title is taken from a bi-monthly, Sci-fi journal famous in the 1940s and '50s and edited by TV and film writer Howard Browne. See more »

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A mishmash
16 September 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Some great episodes, some pretty horrible. Just today I and the kids watched a videotape I made some years ago of four episodes, including THE RING, THE DOLL, SANTA and GHOST TRAIN. Spielberg himself directed GHOST TRAIN, and it stars a young, pre-WOMAN IN WHITE Lukas Haas and Blossom Roberts of HOME ALONE fame. It tells the tale of a house built directly in the path of a "death" train. It is by far the best of this quartet. THE RING isn't half-bad, mainly because we get to watch real-life spouses Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman ham it up in a wickedly funny episode about possession and attempted murder. SANTA is far too predictable, with the real Santa arrested as a burglar and his rescue by a young believer. It's been done before, and better, although it does feature the great character actor Pat Hingle as a bah-humbug sheriff. THE DOLL is a lot better, and features a pre-3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN John Lithgow turning on the schmaltz as a lonely guy in search of love. I suspect, without having checked lately, that the series must be on DVD. It would be worth it only for certain episodes.


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