In the early 1960's, small-time bookie Max Phillips (Jack Klugman) hates his life. His only pride is his son, Pip, then serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam. When a young bettor uses... See full summary »
In the early 1960's, small-time bookie Max Phillips (Jack Klugman) hates his life. His only pride is his son, Pip, then serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam. When a young bettor uses company funds to bet with Max, then loses everything, Max returns his money, angering Max's bosses. Written by
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Very little comment here, save for this small aside: that the ties of flesh are deep and strong, that the capacity to love is a vital, rich and all-consuming function of the human animal, and that you can find nobility and sacrifice and love wherever you may seek it out: down the block, in the heart, or in the Twilight Zone.
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Taking on the Vietnam War in 1963, Always taking on some nonsense from our society. Such a writer. As written in another comment on Rod..." Is there a writer that exists today that is as hard-hitting and prodigious as Serling was?
I hold him in awe not only because he did so much work, (and high-quality work at that) but also because so much of his stuff still holds up so well even today.
I mean, The Twilight Zone will be hitting the half-century mark in two years, yet there seem to be a lot of younger people who like and identify with the stories.
And for the life of me, I can't think of anyone else who's written for TV that can make the same claim (but perhaps you can)." Exactly.
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