Tales from the Crypt: Season 6, Episode 6

The Bribe (23 Nov. 1994)

TV Episode  |  Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Horror
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 178 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Newly appointed fire marshal Inspector Martin Zeller aims to shut down the strip club that his daughter Hilery works as a dancer at. However, Zeller finds out Hilery isn't getting a ... See full summary »



0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video


Family Entertainment Guide: IMDb on the Street

IMDb visited the Santa Monica Pier to ask families about their favorite movies from this summer, as well as their favorite all-time movies, TV shows, and characters.

See our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 556 titles
created 30 Dec 2011
a list of 7804 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
a list of 35 titles
created 25 Feb 2013
a list of 20 titles
created 9 months ago

Related Items

Search for "The Bribe" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Bribe (23 Nov 1994)

The Bribe (23 Nov 1994) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tales from the Crypt.
« Previous Episode | 71 of 93 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode cast overview:
Inspector Martin Zeller
Hiley Zeller (as Kimberly Williams)
Nick Ciola
Max Grodénchik ...
Crypt Keeper (voice)
Ron Carlson ...
Fire Chief


Newly appointed fire marshal Inspector Martin Zeller aims to shut down the strip club that his daughter Hilery works as a dancer at. However, Zeller finds out Hilery isn't getting a scholarship for college, so he takes a bribe from sleazy club owner Puck to pay for her tuition. Nonetheless, Zeller still decides to go through with his plan to close down the club. Written by Woodyanders

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Not Rated | See all certifications »




Release Date:

23 November 1994 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Your daughter was a willing participant..You can't change her into something that she's not!
28 April 2013 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

**SPOILERS*** There's noting at all supernatural about this "Tales from the Crypt" episode. It's just another tales of what goes around comes around with a double twist ending that's sure to shock you like it did fire inspector Martin Zeller, Terry O'Quinn, who sadly enough wasn't around to see it; He voluntary left the scene before the episode ended. If Zeller stayed around a little longer he would have found out that his plan in fact worked to perfection.

It's when Zeller got a number of nude photos of his daughter Hiley, Kimberly Williams Paisley, from her boss strip club owner Puck,Esai Morales, that he went into action in shutting his strip club down. It's when Zeller came home and found that Hiley broke up with her rich collage boyfriend Ron, Ron Carlson, that things went from bad to worse for him. With Ron's blue nose parents in danger of cutting off his inheritance if he married Hiley because she or better yet her father can't keep up her $2,500.00 a month collage tuition he decided to do the unthinkable: He gets the idea from former fire inspector Nick Cola, Hal Williams, to consider taking a bribe from Puck to keep his strip club from being shut down.

It's then that the straight laced and take no money under the table Zeller decided to take a bribe, a cool $60,000.00, from Puck in order to pay his daughter's collage tuition. But as we soon found out Zeller had other plans in mind for Puck that were far worse then just taking his money. He planned to double cross him but that double cross on Zeller's part in the end backfired on him with deadly results.

***SPOILERS*** You in fact did see it coming in what Zeller planned to do to Puck and what the outcome would be but the twist or double twist ending came totally unexpectedly. It just showed that Zeller by jumping the gun before all the evidence was in screwed himself big time far more then he could have ever have screwed Puck. In what should have been a happy ending for Zeller turned out to be his funeral.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Don't hate me for asking but.... cubstml
Explicit sex scenes - which episodes? pilarp-1
Best Scenery-Chewing Comic Performance jgiles-367-954534
Cutting Cards Episode cubstml
help with two episodes smileyking1975
Season 5-Your opinions! coco-loco-95
Discuss The Bribe (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: