A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »
With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.
Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the ... See full summary »
The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.
S. Epatha Merkerson,
Jesse L. Martin
Ed Fratus is a traveling salesman specializing in novelty items sold in bars and saloons. He's also a mean and arrogant type who isn't all that well-liked by almost everyone he comes across. Driving along a narrow road, Fratus refuses to let a pick-up truck pass him. Little does he know that local farmer Sam Pine is trying desperately to get his severely injured son to a hospital. When the boy dies, Sam and his two surviving sons devise a plan to ensure Fratus understands there is a cost to be paid for his arrogance and selfishness. Written by
I remember seeing this episode about 15 years ago, but not too much specific information about it.What I remembered, was a car going really slowly down a road, & some people in a truck wanting to pass because they were in a hurry for some reason.And I remembered being completely blown away by the ending.I knew that someday I would see it again.A few years ago, TV Land ran an Alfred Hitchcock Presents marathon, & I recorded the whole thing, over that whole weekend. I love everything Hitchcock has ever done, so I knew I'd see so many episodes that I would be so exciting to see for the first time, or the tenth time.While watching the tapes, "Road Hog" began, & as I sat there watching, I thought, "Oh my god! I think this is it!" I thought I was going to die from happiness! I was freaking out!Robert Emhardt is one of those actors who always gives an incredibly intense, chilling performance.You just can't take your eyes off him.Now I have the first two seasons on DVD (Road Hog is from a later season), & can't wait to get all the rest. Naturally,when I watch a Hitchcock episode that I haven't seen before, seeing certain actors names,whether it's Barbara Baxley, Russell Collins, Robert Emhardt, or so many others, I get happy & I know that I'm in for another special treat!If there is someone reading this who has not seen "Road Hog", I promise you, if you see it, you won't ever forget it.I certainly didn't!
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