The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 4

The Town Where No One Got Off (22 Feb. 1986)
"The Ray Bradbury Theater" The Town Where No One Got Off (original title)

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While traveling by train, the aspirant writer Cogswell is challenged by an old salesman to get off the train and settle in a small town to lead a boring life. Cogswell asks the conductor to... See full summary »

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Himself - Introduction
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Cogswell
Ed McNamara ...
Old Man
Cec Linder ...
Salesman
Errol Slue ...
Conductor
Clare Coulter ...
Store Owner
Samantha Langevin ...
Mother
Rachel Gemmell ...
Girl on swing
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Man in Store
Ward Kimball ...
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While traveling by train, the aspirant writer Cogswell is challenged by an old salesman to get off the train and settle in a small town to lead a boring life. Cogswell asks the conductor to stop the train and arrives in a quiet town. He wanders through the town and finds hostile dwellers; further, he notes that an old man is following him. The man tells Cogswell that he has been waiting for twenty years for a strange to commit the perfect crime. Cogswell replies that he has had the same feeling. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Perfect Crime
27 March 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While traveling by train, the aspirant writer Cogswell (Jeff Goldblum) is challenged by a salesman to get off the train and settle in a small town to have a boring life. Cogswell asks the conductor to stop the train and arrives in a calm town. He wanders through the town and finds hostile dwellers; further, he notes that an old man is following him. The man tells Cogswell that he has been waiting for twenty years for a strange to commit the perfect crime. Cogswell replies that he has had the same feeling, reason why he got off in the town to kill a stranger.

I found this tale very disappointing. The situation of the hostility of the dwellers with the newcomer in town is easily understood, but the weird situation of the confrontation of the old man and Cogswell is silly. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "The Town Where No One Got Off"


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