The Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 20

A Game of Pool (1989)

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



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Episode cast overview:
Paul Coeur ...
Customer (as Paul Jolicoeur)
Guy Sanvido ...
Elliot McIver ...
Robin Ward ...
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Pool hustler Jesse Cardiff plays against all-time champion "Fats" Brown. The stakes? Only Jesse's life...

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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 »


James L. 'Fats' Brown: You know, Jesse, there's more to life than this pool hall. I mean, it's not right for you to keep yourself cooped up here like this. I mean, you ought to get out a little more, see what's going on out there.
Jesse Cardiff: You didn't become the best by sitting on a park bench. You spent plenty of time with a cue in your hands.
James L. 'Fats' Brown: Yeah, of course I did, but I still had a life. I mean, I've been to places where they never even heard of pool. I know, I know I - I don't, I don't look the part, but I've made love. ...
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Are you good enough to die for?!
4 March 2015 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This "TZ" episode from 1989 named "A Game of Pool" was a remake from the classic series. It stars Esai Morales as a young up and coming pool hustler who thanks he's the all- time greatest around. It's his obsession as this is all he does is he plays games of pool he has no life of love, he doesn't even see any movies or read any books it's a green table of hitting round balls with a stick that controls his life. Thru the magic and power and another dimension of "The Twilight Zone" the all-time legend and great pool shark the one and only Fats Brown enters to play a game with him! And it's clear and quick that this young gun learns it takes a life of playing to be the best even if it means dying to try to do so! Overall pretty good episode.

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