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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Crypt Keeper (voice)
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Barker
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Steve Kahan ...
Father (as Stephen Kahan)
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Junior (as Michael Ray Bower)
Dorothy Neumann ...
Old Lady
Jack O'Leary ...
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Paul Tuerpe ...
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Workman #1
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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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10 June 1989 (USA)  »

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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 »


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A really innovative episode. Not the best like people say it is, but very good.
20 September 2013 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

(Plot) A drunkard named Ulric (Joe Pantoliano) gets a chance at stardom when a nutty doctor comes up with the twisted concept of "Nine Lives" It's a dangerous experiment he wants to conduct, and in return, Ulric gets the doctor's life savings. Ulric has the gift of having nine lives because of it.

I wouldn't say this is the best episode in the series like a lot of people claim, but it's certainly a really good third episode. I loved the creativity in this one. I can't recall seeing anything like this in all my years of watching the horror genre. It's delightfully twisted, with spades of black humor throughout. My only real carp is that it begins to get a little redundant. Just the whole "Let's see how many ways I can die and be resurrected" It was still enjoyable, but it began to lose a little bit of the luster it had. This is really well made stuff overall, and it'll provide you with a lot of entertainment for approximately 30 minutes or so. Joe Pantoliano is clearly having fun portraying this role. His twisted performance was an absolute hoot to watch.

Final Thoughts: It's not my favorite like it is for others, but it's a really fun episode with many ingenious moments. Come to think of it… I wish I had nine lives! Very much recommended

7.6/10


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