A man makes a time travel to his childhood, when he's just a few miles away from his native town.

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Martin Sloan
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Robert Sloan
Irene Tedrow ...
Mrs. Sloan
Michael Montgomery ...
Young Marty
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Wilcox Boy (as Ronnie Howard)
Byron Foulger ...
Charlie
Sheridan Comerate ...
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Joe Corey ...
Soda Jerk (as Joseph Corey)
Buzz Martin ...
Teenager
Nan Peterson ...
Woman in Park
Pat O'Malley ...
Mr. Wilson
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The busy and stress VP of a company Martin Sloan stops his car at a gas station in a road and the attendant tells that he needs to change the oil. Martin sees a warning plate informing that Homewood is 1.5 miles away from the spot and he decides to walk to revisit his hometown. Soon he finds that he has returned to the past and he finds himself and his parents in the place. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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30 October 1959 (USA)  »

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The episode was filmed predominantly at sets built for Meet Me in St. Louis (1959). The carousel used in the episode was a rental. See more »

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Narrator: [Closing Narration] Martin Sloan, age thirty-six, vice-president in charge of media. Successful in most things, but not in the one effort that all men try at some time in their lives - trying to go home again. And also like all men, perhaps there'll be an occasion - maybe a summer night sometime - when he'll look up from what he's doing and listen to the distant music of a calliope, and hear the voices and the laughter of the people and the places of his past. And perhaps across his mind, ...
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Music by Johann Strauss
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One of My Favorite Episodes
10 January 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The busy and stress VP of a company Martin Sloan (Gig Young) stops his car at a gas station in a road and the attendant tells that he needs to change the oil. Martin sees a warning plate informing that Homewood is 1.5 miles away from the spot and he decides to walk to revisit his hometown. Soon he finds that he has returned to the past and he finds himself and his parents in the place.

"Walking Distance" is one of my favorite episodes of "The Twilight Zone". The idea of having a chance to travel back to your childhood or adolescence when the days were better and better is a dream of most elder people and the amazing journey of Martin Sloan is very nostalgic and makes the mature viewers think of what he or she would do if he or she would have the same opportunity. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Além da Imaginação - Walking Distance" ("Beyond Imagination - Walking Distance")


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