The Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 20

A Game of Pool (1989)

TV Episode  -   -  Sci-Fi | Fantasy | Mystery
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 56 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Pool hustler Jesse Cardiff plays against all-time champion "Fats" Brown. The stakes? Only Jesse's life...

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6602 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 2860 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Game of Pool" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Game of Pool (1989)

A Game of Pool (1989) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Twilight Zone.
« Previous Episode | 55 of 65 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
Paul Coeur ...
Customer (as Paul Jolicoeur)
Guy Sanvido ...
Owner
Elliot McIver ...
Player
Robin Ward ...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Pool hustler Jesse Cardiff plays against all-time champion "Fats" Brown. The stakes? Only Jesse's life...

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

1989 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The ending was in George Clayton Johnson's script, but not in the original Twilight Zone episode of which this was a remake. See more »

Quotes

James L. 'Fats' Brown: You called?
Jesse Cardiff: But... you're...
James L. 'Fats' Brown: Dead? Not really. As long as people talk about you, you don't really die. As long as people speak your name, you continue. The legend doesn't die because the man does.
Jesse Cardiff: This is impossible.
James L. 'Fats' Brown: Nothing's impossible. Just some things are less likely than others, that's all.
See more »

Connections

Remake of Twilight Zone: A Game of Pool (1961) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A worthy remake
3 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this first revival of the Twilight Zone since Rod Serling's original series there were a few episodes that were redone from the first series. Not one came up to its predecessor in any non-technical respect in my opinion and should have been omitted in favor of fresh material. This one is different in that it has a reason to be. The original show had a different ending than the script the author (George Clayton Johnson) had written. This production delivers the original script with the original ending. It would be hard to match let alone surpass the strong performances of Jack Klugman and Jonathan Winters in the original but this episode does succeed in presenting the story as the author wrote it.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Creepiest Episodes madmax1313
Which series is best 2002, 1985 or 1959?! Jagweed
DVDs need to be re-released markci250
Get a lighter to light ten times in a row. dds740324
What´s your favourite episode? Torstenscheib
'Examination Day' by Henry Slesar yttimsmc11
Discuss A Game of Pool (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?