Red Buckley is a natural red head in search of a one-of-a-kind black pearl. He gets a job on a plantation owned by Mr. Duval where the pearl is said to be. Shown to his room in Duvall's ... See full summary »

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Red Buckley is a natural red head in search of a one-of-a-kind black pearl. He gets a job on a plantation owned by Mr. Duval where the pearl is said to be. Shown to his room in Duvall's home by Peligre, he finds a ram head behind the door. She says it is there for his protection but he demands it be removed. After spending a night with Duvall's girlfriend, Kathrine, they decide to become partners in stealing the pearl. Waking up to find a dying chicken in his bed, Peligre warns him that Kathrine is dangerous. Is she or is Peligre the dangerous one? Will he get the pearl? Written by grrlpunk

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The title is based on the term "dead weight" which is the extra weight on a machine part that lowers its performance when not in use such as the weight from a rocket engine that has used up all its fuel and no longer propels the rocket. See more »

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Red Buckley: Red Knight takes Black Queen!
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Tales from the Crypt Theme
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A nice enough episode starring Whoopi
25 July 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A nice enough episode starring Whoopi. It is the very first episode with an actor on the show appearing together with the Crypt Keeper.

The story is about a criminal looking for a pearl somewhere in Africa. There wasn't really a great story behind it, and the twist wasn't all too surprising. But what makes this episode fun was Whoopi and the gore. It is one of the goriest episodes yet. There is a headless chicken and Duval being sliced open full of worms.

The acting was all right, but would not consider it to be great. Especially with such a great cast. The dialog is mainly forgettable and the effects are so-so. Still, a fun episode.


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