At an Army recruiting station in Arizona, Arnold Barker asks for protection from the Cooper's, who are trying to hold him hostage as "The Human Balloon" in their circus. But the Cooper's are nearby and have a different story to tell.

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Arnold Barker (as Howard Sherman)
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Cpl. Marcia Smith
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Betty Ann Cooper / Good Time Rita
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At an Army recruiting station in Arizona, Arnold Barker asks for protection from the Cooper's, who are trying to hold him hostage as "The Human Balloon" in their circus. But the Cooper's are nearby and have a different story to tell.

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25 May 1986 (USA)  »

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The uniforms of the two Army recruiters are completely out of regulation. They are wearing no name tags or insignia of any kind other than their rank, one of which isn't even an Army rank. Also the Corporal has her sleeves rolled up. See more »

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Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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Yeah, it's about a guy who can float...
19 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE episode is about a guy with the power to float in the air (he has to wear weighted boots for the most part to remain on the ground). There's little more story to it than that, only that the guy is being pursued by a jilted love interest and takes refuge in a police station for sanctuary.

This is one of those dumb comedies with a stupid premise and an even stupider execution. The acting is over the top and the characters are ridiculous, and needless to say the poor special effects (or, indeed, lack of them) are particularly noticeable given the non-existent budget. The only thing of note in this worthless episode is the very end, which is pleasingly grisly.


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