Deadly Nightmares: Season 3, Episode 1

Nightshift (15 Sep. 1985)
"The Hitchhiker" Nightshift (original title)

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Mean head nurse Jane Reynolds runs the night shift at a retirement home with an iron fist and makes some extra money selling valuable jewelry owned by the elderly residents to local ... See full summary »

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Jane Reynolds
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Page Fletcher ...
Dorothy Davies ...
Mrs. Cranshaw
Enid Saunders ...
Mrs. MacDonald
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Mr. Loring
Hagan Beggs ...
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Mean head nurse Jane Reynolds runs the night shift at a retirement home with an iron fist and makes some extra money selling valuable jewelry owned by the elderly residents to local pawnshops. Jane and her no-count aspiring singer boyfriend Johnny meet their match in the form of a mysterious new old man patient, who exacts a harsh revenge on the pair when they try to steal his sparkling gold diamond ring. Written by Woodyanders

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15 September 1985 (France)  »

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Mysterious and Supernatural tale with two legends Darren McGavin and Margot Kidder.
18 January 2007 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This "Hitchhiker" episode is nothing special just a tale that falls along the lines of the theme that most mystery shows have and that is bad people get what they deserve. "Nightshift" has Margot Kidder as a night nurse at an elderly folks home and she treats the old like dirt, then one night a new patient(Darren McGavin) arrives an old man with a red ring on. This ring seems to give him special powers but evil powers, and this wicked witch of a nurse has finally cared for the wrong patient! In the end it's a dose of her own mean medicine! Good that this episode had two acting legends in Darren McGavin and Margot Kidder their work is always respected, and it was needed here to carry this rather weak story.


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