Tales from the Crypt: Season 3, Episode 3

The Trap (15 Jun. 1991)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Crime | Horror
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 323 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

An abrasive husband comes home to tell his wife that he has lost his job again. She reminds him that they are behind on their bills and suggests she get a job. He refuses. Instead, he comes... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5405 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 7207 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 25 Feb 2013
 
a list of 20 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 50 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Trap" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Trap (15 Jun 1991)

The Trap (15 Jun 1991) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tales from the Crypt.
« Previous Episode | 27 of 93 Episodes | Next Episode »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Irene Paloma
...
Billy Paloma
...
Luigi "Lou" Paloma
...
Sgt. McClaine
...
Mother Paloma
...
Crypt Keeper (voice)
...
Paolo
...
Prosecutor
...
Jury Forewoman
Ben Hartigan ...
Chaplain
Edit

Storyline

An abrasive husband comes home to tell his wife that he has lost his job again. She reminds him that they are behind on their bills and suggests she get a job. He refuses. Instead, he comes up with a scheme to make a lot of money quick. Calling his coroner brother over, he tells them his plan to fake his own death and collect his half a million dollar life insurance policy. Making it look like a burglar has murdered him, all he has left to do is fly to Brazil, have plastic surgery to change his appearance, and wait for his wife to meet him. How could anything go wrong? Written by grrlpunk

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

15 June 1991 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.80 (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The perfect crime! ...TWICE!
10 April 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Pocket the big fat bonus of your life insurance without necessarily having to die first! Haven't we all secretly thought about committing this fraudulent crime? Well, it also is a popular storyline in second-class comedies and TV-thrillers and, naturally, there's a "Tales from the Crypt"-episode revolving on this topic as well. The aggressive and foulmouthed Lou Paloma has just been fired from his millionth job and, instead of looking for a new one, he wants to escape his debt collectors by reaping the money from his life insurance and flee to Brazil. He requires the help from his wife and mortician brother, but the two of them plot an even more ingenious crime that'll only result in more problems for Lou. This first episode of the third season doesn't contain any gore or nudity but, instead, it has a well-written screenplay and quite a lot of effective black humor. First time director Michael J. Fox, who also briefly appears as the prosecutor in court, disposed of some great actors & actresses to work with, like Bruno Kirby, Bruce McGill and even classic film-star Caroll Baker as Lou's senile old mother. In case you ever plan to fake your own dead (for whatever reason, no questions asked…) this tale is required viewing, as it will supply you tips and advice on how to make it look realistic.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'Happy' Endings in TFTCT kmay144
Season 5-Your opinions! coco-loco-95
Whoever wrote 'Horror In The Night' is a *beep* genious agwoodliffe
Is this show available on HBO GO? hugogonz-1
Dead Right cbaltz504
Help with an episode brian10647
Discuss The Trap (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?