Amazing Stories: Season 1, Episode 15

One for the Road (19 Jan. 1986)

TV Episode  |  PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
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In 1934, a couple of South Bronx barflies try to kill drunk Mike Malloy for his insurance money and find they're tangling with much more than they bargained for.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Tony Maroni
Mike Malloy
Salvation Army Officer
Mark Tymchyshyn ...
Mike Finneran ...
Matt Amott ...
News Kid


In 1934, a couple of South Bronx barflies try to kill drunk Mike Malloy for his insurance money and find they're tangling with much more than they bargained for. Written by Anonymous

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The title is from a song made famous by Perry Como, "Make it one for ma baby an' one more for the road." Bette Midler sang the same song to Johnny Carson on his next to last Tonight Show. See more »


When they are trying to kill Malloy by exposing him to the cold, his shirt has already been opened. In the next shot it's closed again, and Malloy suddenly has a scarf on. See more »

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A bit of dark comedy for this episode of "Amazing Stories".
23 June 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A group of bar flies are talking about a widow who struck it rich. It seems that she heard that there was a contract out on her husband and instead of warning him, she took out a huge insurance policy on him and struck it rich when he was knocked off! One of them has an idea--find a worthless person and heavily insure him and then arrange his death so they can collect on an insurance policy. They pick Mike Malloy (Douglas Seale--who played Santa a few episodes earlier) and then they'll become rich, right? All they need to do is keep giving him whiskey and wait for him to croak! Well, maybe not.

In addition to Seale, the episode stars a bunch of familiar character actors--James Cromwell, Joe Pantiliano, Geoffery Lewis and Royal Dano. It's nice to see these guys and it's a fun episode--in many ways reminiscent of the dark comedy "The Lavender Hill Mob". Well done.

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