An introverted housewife befriends a tough escaped convict with a decent streak who broke into her fancy house to hide from police pursuit.



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Episode credited cast:
Police Captain
Larry McCormick ...
TV Anchorman
Doug Hale ...
TV Reporter
Walter Klenhard ...
Prison Guard
S.W.A.T. Member (as Chris Kriesa)
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Armed, hungry and tired hulking escaped convict Jack breaks into the nice big house of a passive housewife, Julie Randall, and her rich husband, who's always away on business or golfing. He takes her hostage and proceeds to eat from her fridge. After satisfying his hunger, he takes a nice bubbly bath while singing Mr. Sandman. Finally, he gets drunk and tears up the plastic that her husband's furniture is wrapped in. They engage in a conversation and eventually bond over The Price is Right game show. During the next two days they continue to talk and befriend and realize that they have a lot in common, since Julie also feels like a prisoner, although in a gilded cage. Feeling like a kid again, she finally lets loose and they have fun trashing the house further together and playing Monopoly. When Jack thanks her for her hospitality, apologizes for his behavior and says it's time for him to go, she feels sad and decides to join him. Jack tries to talk her out of it since all his life ...

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8 December 1985 (USA)  »

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