Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 4

The Odds (21 Oct. 1984)

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Bookie Tom Vale never refuses a bet. Bettor Bill Lacey only bets long shots and beats impossible odds each time. Lacey's latest bet is that Vale will die of natural causes by 8:00 am tomorrow.

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Tommy Vale
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Bill Lacey
Robert Weil ...
Horace Chadway
Anthony Bishop ...
Phil the bartender
William Magerman ...
Drunk
Mario Todisco ...
Mafioso
Michael Quill ...
Lacey's Man
Dave Johnson ...
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Bookie Tom Vale never refuses a bet. Bettor Bill Lacey only bets long shots and beats impossible odds each time. Lacey's latest bet is that Vale will die of natural causes by 8:00 am tomorrow.

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A slow episode, but one that kind of established the show.
2 August 2006 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

With Guest Star Danny Aiello.

This episode of Darkside deals with a betting man making a bet with an old enemy. A dead old enemy. The dead man bets him that he will die at exactly 8 o'clock on Thursday, and he takes the bet. The episode has a surprise ending, which is why this episode defined the show, because this was the first of the surprise ending episodes. It's a slow episode, but Aiello's performance is good and he makes this episode very enjoyable. I recommend you find it! You can find this episode on VHS volume 3.

My rating: Great episode. 22 mins. TV PG.


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