When Fred Pearson was in the army during the Vietnam War his life was made a misery by hectoring Sergeant Guedo who repeatedly gave him 'dirty detail' punishments. As a result he has no ... See full summary »

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Fred Pearson
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When Fred Pearson was in the army during the Vietnam War his life was made a misery by hectoring Sergeant Guedo who repeatedly gave him 'dirty detail' punishments. As a result he has no self-confidence and has been unable to hold down a job since his discharge. One day he goes into his local bar to drown his sorrows and sees Guedo, boasting about his war exploits, as brash and unpleasant as ever. Now is the time for Fred to get his revenge.. . Written by don @ minifie-1

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12 May 1984 (UK)  »

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George Peppard plays a sergeant in the Marine Corps, in real life he joined the Marine Corps when he was 17. See more »

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Bartender: Listen, Pearson down there at the end of the bar says he knows you. Says you were in the Marine Corp together.
[Guedo looks at him]
Fred Pearson: How you doing?
[Guedo nods and shrugs cluelessly]
Fred Pearson: You know it dawned on me, I was telling Ernie, finally I remembered where it was. 5th Marines, Sergeant Guedo.
Sgt. Guedo: That's right.
Fred Pearson: Pearson, Private Pearson, come on you gotta remember. You always said I was the worst recruit you ever had. Must hold the record for the most dirty details, hey, Foul Ball Pearson.
Bartender: Yeah... yeah!...
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Dirty detail..Or recycling of the Galloping Foxley?
21 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Fred Pearson appears an ordinary, unassuming chap, he wanders into a pub and hears a loud brash man playing pool. Something's familiar, so he goes back a second time, he believes the man to be Sergeant Guedo, an officer that made his life hell in Vietnam, one day he decides to follow him home. Fred's behaviour becomes irrational, he starts lying to his wife about where he's been. Fred begins planning his revenge for all the years of suffering.

I have now started losing interest with the series, the quality has dipped so much, the imagination in the writing has gone, there's no more subtlety, it's all so brash and loud.

......Another American episode, poorly filmed, unimaginative, it feels just like they decided to remake the Galloping Foxley story and change the country and characters, that worked in a subtle intelligent way, this did not. I've never thought George Peppard was a particularly good actor, he's not exactly great in this either.

Only an obsessive Tales of the Unexpected fan could take any enjoyment out of this episode, it is awful.

2/10


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