Tales from the Crypt: Season 2, Episode 2

The Switch (21 Apr. 1990)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Crime | Horror
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 489 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 1 critic

The millionaire Carlton Webster is infatuated by the gorgeous and young Linda who does not know that he is a wealthy man. When he proposes her to get married with him, she tells that he is ... See full summary »

Writers:

(comic books), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 29 Jul 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 22 Nov 2012
 
a list of 20 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
a list of 7 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 10 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Switch" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Switch (21 Apr 1990)

The Switch (21 Apr 1990) on IMDb 7.2/10

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 | 8 of 93 Episodes | Next Episode »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
Carlton Webster
...
Hans / Younger Carlton Webster
...
Roy Brocksmith ...
...
Fulton
...
Dr. Thorne
...
Crypt Keeper (voice)
Renata Scott ...
Female Patient
...
Nurse
...
Manager
...
Punk
Kendall McCarthy ...
Doorman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
...
Waitress (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

The millionaire Carlton Webster is infatuated by the gorgeous and young Linda who does not know that he is a wealthy man. When he proposes her to get married with him, she tells that he is too old for her and Carlton becomes obsessed to look younger. He visits an infamous doctor that asks one million dollars to switch his face with the younger Hans that will receive 900,000 dollars. When Carlton visits Linda again, she tells that his torso is too old and the doctor now asks two million dollars for a new surgery and his associate Hans again is the donator. But when Linda sees Carlton's legs, she tells that they are scrawny legs. Carlton goes to the doctor that asks his last three million dollars for the surgery. Carlton becomes young with Hans's body but when he visits Linda, he finds that she has moved for a fancy neighborhood and soon he learns what she is looking for. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 April 1990 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This marks the first time that the original story was actually published in the "Tales from the Crypt" comic book. All the previous stories originated in other EC Comics titles. See more »

Quotes

Fulton: Are you sure that you're doing the right thing, sir?
Carlton Webster: What do you mean, Fulton?
Fulton: [referring to Linda] Well, how can you be certain that she will fall in love with you, even after you make these... changes?
Carlton Webster: Because I love her, and love conquers all.
Fulton: Love can also be blind, sir. I just pray that you aren't the only one it conquers.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Puppetmaster (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger?
8 May 2011 | by (Iowa, United States) – See all my reviews

Yep, this season two episode was directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger...and he didn't do too badly. He even acts in the beginning with the cryptkeeper.

As for the story, it's a slightly silly little tale about an old man who resorts to a drastic and expensive procedure to woo a much younger woman. But will an EC style twist be waiting around the corner? You bet! This episode is a little low on horror, but its pretty entertaining. Also, this marks Rick Brocksmith's third appearance after The Man Who Was Death and Cutting Cards and he's a hoot as the eccentric surgeon.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'Happy' Endings in TFTCT kmay144
Season 5-Your opinions! coco-loco-95
Whoever wrote 'Horror In The Night' is a *beep* genious agwoodliffe
Top Five Episodes Season by Season no_dice_nate
Is this show available on HBO GO? hugogonz-1
Dead Right cbaltz504
Discuss The Switch (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?