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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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 ...
Trainmaster - Introduction
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Himself - Introduction
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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 stranger 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 Train to Nowhere
23 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is quite an intriguing episode. I was once told that certain ticks can wait for four or five years, waiting to fall on a water buffalo or some other warm blooded creature. It they miss, it's back to the tree to die or wait some more. In this episode, Jeff Goldblum, an aspiring writer, is pressured by a man on the train to stop at the next town. Goldblum's view of rural life is that it is a bucolic, non-threatening piece of heaven. When he asks the conductor what the next town is, he replies "Erewhon." With all due respect to Samuel Butler (from which it was stolen), note that it is pretty much "Nowhere" spelled backward. When he gets off the train there isn't a soul in town that will give him the time of day. People are really nasty and indifferent. He does notice an old man, sleeping in front of the train station, who then seems to follow his every footstep. When they finally talk, he tells the Goldblum character that he has been waiting twenty years for someone to get off the train because he is full of hate and wants to kill someone. There are some interesting questions here. Try to imagine yourself in a similar situation.


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