An alcoholic reporter is inspired by a beautiful woman to find a good murder case no matter what.

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Nikos Stano
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Phil Stone
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Mike
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Mildred
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Vicki
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Crypt Keeper (voice)
Judy Jean Berns ...
Globe Secretary
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Charles McKenzie is a drunk out of work reporter who would do anything for a story. He meets Vicki in a bar who makes him feel like he can turn his life around. He quits drinking and can get his old job back as long as he can stay on the wagon and prove he can still bring in a good murder story. While reading a newspaper in Niko's Grill, he hears the owner kill his wife in the back. This is just the story he needs... Written by grrlpunk

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14 August 1991 (USA)  »

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Charles McKenzie: I don't remember seeing you in here before.
Vicki: Come here every night or something?
Charles McKenzie: Oh, I told you, I'm a reporter. I'm on the crime beat. Murder, rape, robbery. So, I come here a lot on business. Hey, maybe I should do an interview with you. Hah. What's your story?
Vicki: You know my story. I'm pretty.
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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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This was great!
15 October 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I was watching TV in midnight here in Finland, and I decide to watch this episode of Tales from the Crypt. Before of that I hadn't seen any other episode.

So, I started watching, and after intro and those puppets, "Deadline" started. It was directed in very good way, and it was a surprise that Walter Hill was the director. Very good director indeed.

I think this show is going to be in future too only a cult classic, not "real" classic. Some peoples loves the show, some doesn't watch it because they don't know what it is. I didn't, but I did watch it, and I liked it.

8/10


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