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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Episode complete credited cast:
Narrator (voice)
Martin Sloan
Robert Sloan
Irene Tedrow ...
Mrs. Sloan
Michael Montgomery ...
Young Marty
Wilcox Boy (as Ronnie Howard)
Byron Foulger ...
Sheridan Comerate ...
Gas Station Attendant
Joe Corey ...
Soda Jerk (as Joseph Corey)
Buzz Martin ...
Nan Peterson ...
Woman in Park
Pat O'Malley ...
Mr. Wilson


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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Release Date:

30 October 1959 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Although playing a 36-year-old man, Gig Young was actually 46 years old when this was filmed. See more »


Robert Sloan: Martin.
Martin Sloan: Yes, Pop.
Robert Sloan: You have to leave here. There's no room, there's no place. Do you understand that?
Martin Sloan: I see that now, but I don't understand. Why not?
Robert Sloan: I guess because we only get one chance. Maybe there's only one summer to every customer. That little boy, the one I know - the one who belongs here - this is *his* summer, just as it was yours once. Don't make him share it.
Martin Sloan: Alright.
Robert Sloan: Martin, is it so bad where you're from?
Martin Sloan: I thought so, Pop. I've been living on a dead run, and I was tired. And one ...
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Going Home Again
10 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You know the saying "You can't go home again? Martin Sloan actually does. "Walking Distance" is one of the finest episodes in the entire series.I believe this is one Serling adores and you can tell so much about Serling from his writings. He poses an interesting question here "If you go back in time and meet yourself as a child, what would you say?.I doubt everyones answer would be the same although Martin's would be a popular one. This is a story of a man trying to escape the pressures of his life by going home again. I also have had fantasies such as this. What is it about our childhood that is so sacred? I assume someone with a happy childhood would like it revisited for hedonistic reasons.People who had depressing childhoods would go back with more of a purpose,maybe to correct those things that would cause hardship in the future. Martin Sloan realized he is not that little boy anymore but all of us carry with us that "Inner Child". What a brilliant piece of work.

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