Tales from the Darkside: Season 2, Episode 20

A Choice of Dreams (4 May 1986)

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Mobster Jake Corelli has terminal cancer. A stranger promises him his choice of dreams and power over death. The price is ten million dollars.

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Jake Corelli
David Chandler ...
Michaelson
Ralph Monaco ...
Angelo
David Glen ...
Ross
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Marie Corelli
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Correlli's Father
Paul Sparer ...
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Mobster Jake Corelli has terminal cancer. A stranger promises him his choice of dreams and power over death. The price is ten million dollars.

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An OK plot with a daft ending
24 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

A cold hearted mobster, who is dying of cancer is approached by a strange man who claims that he can make his afterlife pleasant by inducing sweet dreams & by erasing his memories of guilt.

As always, the talents employed by TFDS resonate well with the plot, the characters- the mobster (played by Abe Vigoda), his faithful comrade, the accuser-doctor & the eerie scientist are all played nicely.

But good actors are not a substitute for a not so good script. Although I do I like the small twist just before the climax, the climax itself is just daft & feeble & is short of anything fulfilling. I like watching TDFS but if my memory serves me right, this is not the first episode of this kind.

I give it a 4.


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