A pair of damaged glasses allows a loan officer at a rural bank to see into the future and consider the consequences of his actions.



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Episode cast overview:
Warren Cribbens
David Hemblen ...
Cynthia Belliveau ...
Grant Roll ...
Vern Slater
Diane Douglass ...
Evelyn Kaye ...
Farm Wife
Calum McGeachie ...
Farm Boy
Robin Ward ...
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A pair of damaged glasses allows a loan officer at a rural bank to see into the future and consider the consequences of his actions.

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10 December 1988 (UK)  »

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The Twilight Zone: 20/20 Vision
15 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Warren Cribbens used to worry about numbers not people, a loyal bank employee who was only concerned with the checks and balances, but when, by accident, his glasses are cracked, he will have a brand new outlook on life. Michael Moriarty has never been more likable on screen, abandoning his wise-ass slackers and off-beat oddballs from Larry Cohen's movies for a quiet, timid, anti-social bank nerd, who is provided the gift of second sight and decides to make good use of it. Grant Roll is the villain of the film, the owner of the bank, Vern Slater who eyes a highway contract which would be put right through a farmer's land, with Cribbens perhaps the one standing in his way. Cynthia Belliveau is a ray of sunshine as the clumsy, but lovely, fellow employee Sandy. David Hemblen is Cutler, the farmer who wants a loan from the bank to keep his farm from foreclosure, a risky venture that Slater doesn't approve of—how Cribbens operates this scenario will put a smile on the face of all of those who despise the treacherous, underhanded methods of business dealings behind closed doors. Moriarty and Belliveau have nice chemistry on screen. While Cribbens will pay a price for a decision he makes against Slater, there's something quite satisfying in seeing him leave with a smile on his face and a feeling of pride for sticking it to his sneaky boss. Like the classic series, an object, in this episode's case glasses, is used as a device to tell a story.

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