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Two-Fisted Tales (1992)

Stories of an Old West gunfighter's last stand, a drag racer whose past comes back to haunt him, and a World War I soldier's cowardice are introduced by the foul-mouthed, wheelchair-bound Mr. Rush.

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Mr. Rush (Presenter)
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Billy Quintaine (segment "Showdown") (as Neil Gray Giuntoli)
Roderick Cook ...
Cornelius Bosch (segment "Showdown")
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Scorby (segment "Showdown")
Monty Bass ...
Mel Coleman ...
Blacksmith (segment "Showdown")
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Little Boy (segment "Showdown")
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Harley (segment "Showdown")
Tommy Townsend ...
Big Bart (segment "Showdown")
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Garrett (segment "King of the Road")
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Billy (segment "King of the Road")
Michelle Bronson ...
Carrie (segment "King of the Road")
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Mole (segment "King of the Road")
Alva L. Petway ...
Dispatcher (segment "King of the Road")
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Stories of an Old West gunfighter's last stand, a drag racer whose past comes back to haunt him, and a World War I soldier's cowardice are introduced by the foul-mouthed, wheelchair-bound Mr. Rush.

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Drei Wege in den Tod  »

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The film was originally produced as three episodes of an unsold anthology series of the same name, which would have followed the same format as Tales from the Crypt (1989), but focused on EC Comics' adventure and war stories, rather than on horror. When "Two-Fisted Tales" was not picked up, the three episodes were aired as a TV movie, as well as edited into three episodes of "Tales from the Crypt" despite the fact that they are not horror stories. See more »

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"Failed" Tales from the Crypt Spin-Off
1 March 2000 | by (Lafayette, IN) – See all my reviews

This was a pilot for Fox that only aired once. It's basically another version of HBO's "Tales from the Crypt" with a different host (live, not animatronic). It's named after another of Gaines' EC comics which featured more action-oriented stories.

After Fox didn't pick it up, the two stories were repackaged as episodes of "Tales from the Crypt" and are aired that way to this day.

I don't believe the original version is available anywhere unless you taped it off the air as I did. When I find that tape, I'll fill in the rest of this page. :-)

The two episodes probably don't stick out among the regular "Tales from the Crypt" ones, and the show won't be back, so there's not much to review. It's more of a footnote to the HBO series.


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