The Name of the Game: Season 3, Episode 5

The Enemy Before Us (16 Oct. 1970)

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Jeff Dillon decides to revisit the scenes of his impoverished youth, and learns sadly that "you can't go home again".



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Episode credited cast:
Jeff Dillon (as Tony Franciosa)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vito Scarpana
Katina Paxinou ...
Lázaro Pérez ...
Dante Perez
Renee Tetro ...


Jeff Dillon decides to revisit the scenes of his impoverished youth, and learns sadly that "you can't go home again".

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Adventure | Sci-Fi




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16 October 1970 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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You Can Never Go Home....?
4 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Spoiler Alert !

A 'Tony Franciosa' Segment Episode.

In one of his last (and certainly his best script in the show's final third season) portrayals of charismatic yet determined 'People' Magazine Star Investigative Reporter 'Jeff Dillon' Tony Franciosa appears in a poignant episode for his character, who for once leaves sunny California and his job at Howard Publications and heads back to New York to visit his surviving family on vacation...

The story has a striking opening where Jeff Dillon looks out the plane's window which transforms into a portal showing his memories of his childhood in New York...

However on returning Dillon is then shocked to discover just how much has changed since those carefree days, almost entirely for the he discovers his own brother Angie (Guest Star Martin Balsam) is now a hopeless drug addict...and a puppet for the drug pushers...

At the end Dillon has an agonising decision to make...should he turn his own 'junkie' brother into the Police..?

The episode features a memorable Narration by Orson Welles.

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