Sam leaps into Eddie Ellroy, a college student who is visiting his brother in South Florida during the height of the October missile crisis in 1962. Eddie's brother Mac sells bomb shelters for a living and the crisis is proving to be good fodder for increasing sales. Al tells Sam that that evening the Ellroys' neighbor, Bert Rosecranz, will be shot as he tries in a panic to force himself into the bunker during what they all think is a nuclear attack. As a result Mac goes to jail and the family is destroyed. Sam tries to allay everyone's fears by suggesting it will all blow over but they are all genuinely scared and preparing for the worse. Just as President Kennedy goes on television to announce a resolution to the confrontation, there is a power blackout leading them all to believe they are under attack. Written by
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Timothy Carhart and Kurt Fuller had each appeared in different Ghostbusters films. Carhart was in Ghost Busters (1984) and Fuller was in Ghostbusters II (1989). See more
When Eddie is watching Mr. Ed, the television set is a Zenith model from the 1970's. See more
Do you have to sneak up on me?
I'm sorry. What do you expect a hologram to do? Knock?