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18 January 1992 (USA) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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William Sadler ... Mr. Rush (Presenter)

David Morse ... Tom McMurdo (segment "Showdown")

Neil Giuntoli ... Billy Quintaine (segment "Showdown") (as Neil Gray Giuntoli)
Roderick Cook ... Cornelius Bosch (segment "Showdown")

Thomas F. Duffy ... Scorby (segment "Showdown")
Monty Bass ... Frank Little Bear (segment "Showdown")
Mel Coleman ... Blacksmith (segment "Showdown")
Grant Gelt ... Little Boy (segment "Showdown")

Paul T. Murray ... Harley (segment "Showdown")
Tommy Townsend ... Big Bart (segment "Showdown")

Raymond J. Barry ... Garrett (segment "King of the Road")

Brad Pitt ... Billy (segment "King of the Road")
Michelle Bronson ... Carrie (segment "King of the Road")

Jack Kehler ... Mole (segment "King of the Road")
Alva L. Petway ... Dispatcher (segment "King of the Road")

Kirk Douglas ... Sr. Calthrob (segment "Yellow") (archive footage)

Eric Douglas ... Jr. Calthrob (segment "Yellow") (archive footage)

Lance Henriksen ... Ripper (segment "Yellow") (archive footage)

Dan Aykroyd ... Milligan (segment "Yellow") (archive footage)
Dominick Morra ... Priest (segment "Yellow") (archive footage)
Steve Boyum ... King (segment "Yellow") (archive footage)
Chuck Picerni Jr. ... Jones (segment "Yellow") (archive footage)
R. David Smith ... Soldier (segment "Yellow") (archive footage)

Directed by
Richard Donner (segment "Showdown")
Tom Holland (segment "King of the Road")
Robert Zemeckis (segment "Yellow")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gilbert Adler 
Frank Darabont  segment "Showdown"
Randall Jahnson  segment "King of the Road" (as J. Randal Johnson)
A L Katz 
Jim Thomas  segment "Yellow"
John Thomas  segment "Yellow"

Produced by
Richard Donner .... executive producer
David Giler .... executive producer
Walter Hill .... executive producer
Joel Silver .... executive producer
William Teitler .... producer
Robert Zemeckis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Kamen (segment "Showdown")
Alan Silvestri (segment "Yellow")
Warren Zevon (segment "King of the Road")
 
Cinematography by
Don Burgess (segment "Yellow")
Gary B. Kibbe (segment "King of the Road")
Hiro Narita (segment "Showdown")
 
Film Editing by
Michael Thau (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Carter .... second assistant director
Bud Davis .... second unit director
John R. Woodward .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Tom Hartig .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Bud Davis .... stunt coordinator: episode "King Of The Road"
Shane Dixon .... stunt coordinator: episode "Yellow"
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt coordinator: episode "Showdown"
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Curtis Bradford .... gaffer
Randall Ott .... grip electric
 
Transportation Department
Dan Henley .... transportation coordinator
 

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88 min
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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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References Paths of Glory (1957)See more »

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3 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Three episodes of naivism, 4 January 2001
Author: Mika Pykäläaho (bygis80@hotmail.com) from Järvenpää, Finland

This is a very interesting acquaintance! "Two-fisted tales" contains three foolish and childish episodes - genre isn't actually horror or action, more like something in between. Where's the suspence? Where's the fun? Where's the common sense? Definitely not in here but if you don't expect to get it, you don't necessarily miss it.

First segment is called "Showdown". It's a violent, absurd western. I failed to understand the whole idea of it. "King of the road" is a stupid story starring Brad Pitt. At the time of "Two-fisted tales" he was just a pretty face who really didn't know how to act yet. Luckily he learned the skill later and now he's a fantastic, talented actor - one of the big ones of the younger generation. Story is almost ok in all of it's stupidness. Final episode "Yellow" is the only segment that's almost entirely successful. It's foolish but funny. We have to thank Kirk Douglas for that.

This movie is something to watch when you sit in an easy chair and eat popcorn. (I should know, that's what I did) If you loved "Tales from the Crypt", you'll love "Two-fisted tales" too because basically it's all the same. I understand these three episodes are actually extremely rare "piece of art" and very difficult to find anywhere. I have the whole package on VHS but I don't think it's a big privilege. You'll have to be a fanatic Brad Pitt fan to search it out. Otherwise don't bother, it's not worth the effort. Silly crap.

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