Tales from the Darkside: Season 4, Episode 12

The Deal (28 Feb. 1988)

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Starving screenwriter Tom Dash claims he would give anything to sell a script in Hollywood. His acquaintance Donald has the means to help him give anything.

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Donald / Kingsley Diamond / Michael Rudnick / The Devil
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Tom Dash
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Vincent Dessari
Elyssa Paternoster ...
Cassie Smith
Kristine Greco ...
Vincent's Secretary
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Jerome (voice)
Manziana Garfield ...
Diablo the Dog
Paul Sparer ...
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Starving screenwriter Tom Dash claims he would give anything to sell a script in Hollywood. His acquaintance Donald has the means to help him give anything.

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Just plain a fun episode.
3 August 2006 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

With Bradley Whittford, Allen Garfield and Robert Costanzo.

For some reason, most consider this a bad episode. I think it's funny, and it is clever, and it even has a funny twist ending. I love this episode! It's about a struggling writer Tom Dash (Whittford) getting help from his neighbor (Garfield), who promises to help him become famous. We soon find out that his neighbor is the Devil and his soul is up for grabs. In order for him to not go to Hell, he must find someone to replace him. This episode just was really great. It had tongue in cheek performances by everybody, and it just worked really well. Allen Garfield was great playing Satan and many other characters too. This is what I'd call an overlooked comic classic. Can be found on Tales from the Darkside volume 3.

My rating: Excellent episode. 21 mins. TV PG


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