Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone 

A bum displays his ability to resurrect himself.




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Episode cast overview:
Crypt Keeper (voice)
Steve Kahan ...
Father (as Stephen Kahan)
Junior (as Michael Ray Bower)
Old Lady
Jack O'Leary ...
Paul Tuerpe ...
Workman #1
Al Maines ...
Workman #2


The vagrant Ulric is invited by Dr. Emil Manfred to participate in a medical experiment; in return, he would receive his savings. Dr. Manfred implants a group of cells from a cat and Ulric is able to die nine times. Ulric associates to the owner of a side show, Barker, and together with his mistress Coralee, they make a successful show where Ulric dies in front of the audiences. When Ulric uses the eight life, he schedules a great last show... for real. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

10 June 1989 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Richard Donner cameos as an audience member during Ulric's burial death and can be seen chanting "Ulric, Ulric, Ulric"! along with the crowd. His wife, Lauren Shuler Donner producer of the X-Men franchise, is sitting beside him. See more »


Spoofs Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »


Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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It doesn't get much better than this.
30 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite episode of the whole series, it has the best jokes throughout the whole show and it was nothing short of horror. Joe Pantoliano (Bad Boys) plays Ulric a bum who meets Dr. Emil Manfred (Gustav Vintas) which gives him money to do and experiment on him. When Ulric wakes up he now has nine lives, so he and Dr.Manfred go into business with Barker played beautifully by Robert Wuhl (HBO's Arli$$)and the business is death.

A wonderful story of betrayal, greed, and murder. It's really hard for "Tales From The Crypt" to top this episode, they set the bar with this one and had the rest try to meet it, but few of them did.

This might be the best episode to introduce yourself with "Tales From The Crypt" if you don't know what it's about already. If you like this episode you'll love the rest of the series and if you don't, then no hard feelings, this show really isn't for you.

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