Successful businessman Paul Radin invites three people from his past to join him in the underground bunker he's built under his commercial office building. All three have had major influence on him though not the kind that made him what he is today. His former military commander had him court-martialed; his former teacher ridiculed and humiliated him in class after she caught him cheating; and his church Minister who ruined his reputation after he drove a girl to suicide. All he wants from them is one thing: a brief apology. The impact of what they've done is far greater than it appears. Written by
Mr. Paul Radin, a dealer in fantasy, who sits in the rubble of his own making and imagines that he's the last man on Earth, doomed to a perdition of unutterable loneliness because a practical joke has turned into a nightmare. Mr. Paul Radin, pallbearer at a funeral that he manufactured himself in the Twilight Zone.
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'Tonight my friends you will all go to the devil, and that is not a figure of speech'.
Paul Radin (Joseph Wiseman) is a multi millionaire intending to play a trick on three authority figures from his past that he holds grudges against. At the beginning we see that he will show a screening of a 'nuclear attack' taking place. Who does he think he is- Dr No? The school mistress (Katharine Squire, the religious woman in the violent pre titles sequence of 'In His Image', series four),the Colnol, and the Reverend are all made to recall this elegantly egotistical man. Radin is excellently played by Wiseman, making him charismatic though monumentally trivial and selfish. Once again TZ brings you a one-off situation and a one-off character. The twist is there at the end too.
Worth watching for Wiseman.
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