Amazing Stories: Season 1, Episode 18

Dorothy and Ben (2 Mar. 1986)

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It is shocking enough when old Ben Dumfy emerges like Rip Van Winkle from a 40-year coma, but his special mental communication with Dorothy, a comatose 7-year-old, leads to an even greater ... See full summary »

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Ben Dumfy
Lane Smith ...
Dr. Caruso
Louis Giambalvo ...
Dr. Templeton
Kathleen Lloyd ...
Samantha
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Merle
Natalie Gregory ...
Dorothy
Rick Andosca ...
Haller
Alice Sachs ...
Dr. Fredericks (as Alice H. Sachs)
Judi M. Durand ...
Dr. #1 (as Judith Durand)
Lynn Kuratomi ...
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It is shocking enough when old Ben Dumfy emerges like Rip Van Winkle from a 40-year coma, but his special mental communication with Dorothy, a comatose 7-year-old, leads to an even greater miracle. Written by Anonymous

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Ben asks what day it is; when told it's Sunday, he complains that he's missed "Fibber McGee and Molly" and wants to know if Fibber "got the hearse back." The doctor states that Ben has been unconscious for forty years. On March 5, 1946 an episode of "Fibber McGee" was broadcast in which Fibber's car was stolen. However, in 1946 March 5th fell on a Tuesday, so from Ben's point of view he's been unconscious for five days (believing it to be March 10th.) If the episode took place roughly when broadcast (March 2, 1986, which was a Sunday), then Ben has been comatose for 39 years and 362 days. See more »

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So beautiful and so sad
10 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watching this one made me feel nostalgic over my grandparents. Ben was a seemingly sweet character, waking up from a coma. I found it funny how he was talking about how he missed his radio show. Weird thing is my grandparents and great grandparents listen to that. I found it enjoyable how he was adjusting to all the new advances of the times. What I found more interesting how he apparently had the ability to hear that little girl Dorothy, who was in a coma from an accident with her bike.

It was both beautiful and sad. He and Dorothy barely knew each other that long, but they were already bonding. He loved that her so much he was willing to give his life here so that she could live it with her family. And how Dorothy could hear him before he left. It really touched my heart when she told her father "He could fly now".


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