Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Season 1, Episode 7

The Devil's Platform (15 Nov. 1974)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Mystery
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Kolchak discovers a young rising politician, has made a deal with the Devil to murder off his competition through incidents made to look like accidents.

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Robert W. Palmer
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An aspiring politician is surrounded by a series of deadly "accidents" that obliterate any opposition to his career, and Kolchak discovers a bizarre supernatural element to his campaign: a deal with the devil that affords him protection and allows him to change form into that of an ominous dog. Soon it's up to Kolchak to get him off the campaign trail once and for all. Written by acidxian

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When Kolchak looks at the wrecked car and was told the driver survived, he replies "Lee Petty couldn't survive a crash like that!" Darren McGavin played Lee Petty in 43:The Richard Petty Story. See more »

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When the candidate and his campaign manager get on the elevator, the car is crowded with both men having to stand at the front, by the doors. After the elevator falls to the basement and the doors are forced open, half the passengers are gone, with enough room for the remaining people to lie on the floor and not on top of anyone else. See more »

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Carl Kolchak: What don't you like about this hat?
Tony Vincenzo: What's under it.
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Devilish Politician
10 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Carl Kolchak(Darren McGavin) investigates recent deaths surrounding a rising politician named Robert Palmer(played by Tom Skerritt) It seems that anyone who stands in the way or threatens him dies mysteriously, and Carl uncovers the sinister truth that Palmer has quite literally made a deal with dark forces to offer his soul in exchange for wealth and power, which includes the ability to shape-shift into a scary dog. Carl confronts Palmer with the truth, but will another truth about him corrupt our hero? Though the premise is unoriginal, the execution is first-rate, being most eerie and effective, with Skerritt portraying a soul-dead politician most believably!


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