The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
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Little Boy Lost/Wish Bank/Nightcrawlers 

"Little Boy Lost": a woman, struggling with the decision to settle down and raise a family or embrace her accelerating career, befriends a strange boy who seems to be stalking her. "Wish ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carol Shelton (segment "Little Boy Lost")
Greg (segment "Little Boy Lost")
Kenny (segment "Little Boy Lost")
Nancy Kyes ...
Frumpy Housewife (segment "Little Boy Lost")
Janice Hammond (segment "Wish Bank") (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Mary Ellen Bradshaw (segment "Wish Bank")
Mr. Brent (segment "Wish Bank")
Harvey Vernon ...
Willoughby (segment "Wish Bank")
Julie Payne ...
Clerk (segment "Wish Bank")
Price (segment "Nightcrawlers")
James Whitmore Jr. ...
Sheriff Dennis Wells (segment "Nightcrawlers")
Robert Swan ...
Bob (segment "Nightcrawlers")
Waitress (segment "Nightcrawlers")
Lindy (segment "Nightcrawlers")
Bobby Bass ...
Ray (segment "Nightcrawlers")


"Little Boy Lost": a woman, struggling with the decision to settle down and raise a family or embrace her accelerating career, befriends a strange boy who seems to be stalking her. "Wish Bank": an antique oil lamp found at a yard sale brings new meaning to the warning, "be careful what you wish for." "Nightcrawlers": a troubled drifter with an unusual ability terrifies the inhabitants of a rural diner. Written by balkaster

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boy | wish | diner | little boy | bank | See All (85) »




Release Date:

18 October 1985 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Neither "Wish Bank" nor "Nightcrawlers" have an opening or a closing narration. See more »


Though the veteran's name is never revealed, the diner patrons simply stick to calling him "Price" after the waitress does, without knowing whether this is true. See more »


Kenny: All you had to do was want me.
Carol Shelton: [Now realizing that Kenny is the child she would have had if she had chosen marriage instead of a career] But I do. I love you, Kenny. It's just that sometimes you have to make a choice.
Kenny: Why couldn't you choose me?
Carol Shelton: But I will someday. I just can't right now.
Kenny: You can have a little boy someday, and you can name him Kenny - but he won't be me.
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References Beverly Hills Cop (1984) See more »

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A Tiresome Boyfriend/Ridiculous Result of an Interesting Premise/Horrors of War
28 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first episode involves a female photographer who finally gets her big break. She is very young, but her tiresome boyfriend wants her to give up her dream job for him. He offers very little to her but a whiny presence. One day she runs across a red haired boy who she gets to know. He seems to be well taken care of but has not home. The ultimate explanation makes this a weak episode. The second one, however, called "Wishbank" may be one of the stupidest of all time. A woman finds a kind of Aladdin's lamp, wishes on it, and ends up getting three wishes. What happens is nothing. Nothing at all. Finally, "Nightcrawlers" is about a sheriff who comes into a diner after leaving a massacre at a motel. Arriving is a troubled man who drives too fast in the rain. The cop won't leave him alone. He is given opportunity after opportunity to do so, but his macho gets in the way. Soon the guy is railing about the horrors he experienced in Vietnam. He also seems to have developed telekinetic powers. At some point things start not making sense. I won't spoil the ending because up till that time there is great dramatic tension. I suppose some point was being made, but it seemed like we are left with few answers.

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