The Outer Limits: Season 6, Episode 16

Revival (21 Jul. 2000)

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Ezra and his daughter Sarah work together on the revival circuit with a phony healing act performing miracles with prearranged plants. When a strange young man in a wheelchair approaches ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ezra Burnham
Sarah Burnham
Doug Abrahams ...
Sheriff O'Brien
Greg Rogers ...
Reverend Samuel Garland
Cindy (as Holly Dignard)
Ted Kozma ...
Mangled Man
Brenda McDonald ...
Old Arthritic Woman
Checo Tohomaso ...
Choir Master
Choir Singer
Nicole Parris ...
Choir Singer
Kim Smith-Jensen ...
Choir Singer
Marilyan Clements ...
Choir Singer
Yvonne Clements ...
Choir Singer


Ezra and his daughter Sarah work together on the revival circuit with a phony healing act performing miracles with prearranged plants. When a strange young man in a wheelchair approaches Ezra, he lays his hands on him and he is healed. He received a proposition that if he teaches him the art of the revival meetings, this young man will continue to help him in his act. Written by laird-3

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Another Clever Alien Plan
2 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A tent show minister, played by the every weird Gary Busey, has a good thing going. He earns a decent living selling his snake oil to rubes who donate at the end of the show. His daughter helps him, using surveillance cameras and advising him through an ear piece. Everything is under control until a man in a wheel chair (not part of the planned show) comes forward and is "healed" by Busey. After the show, the young man, accompanied by his mother, offers himself as a student to Busey and tells him that he can make him huge amounts of money. At first things go well. He is able to levitate and put on a great show. But eventually, he becomes the star; the one they come to see. We also are treated to the fact that this guy and his mother are aliens. They are out to draw in the world to embrace violence in the name of the "one" truth. Busey, who has been a charlatan, is truly religious but feels God has turned his back on him (the death of his wife). He now feels he can redeem himself by putting an end to this dangerous being. As is usually the case with "The Outer Limits," there are some twists along the way. I found it really uncomfortable watching this, but it fits the formula well.

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