"Profile in Silver": After preventing the assassination of President Kennedy, a historian from the future faces the consequences of his act. "Button, Button": A couple receives a box with a button -- and an unusual offer.

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Prof. Joseph Fitzgerald (segment "Profile in Silver")
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Louis Giambalvo ...
Raymond Livingston (segment "Profile in Silver")
Barbara Baxley ...
Dr. Kate Wange (segment "Profile in Silver")
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Inspector (segment "Profile in Silver") (as Mark Taylor)
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TV Anchorman (segment "Profile in Silver")
David Sage ...
Professor (segment "Profile in Silver")
Ken Hill ...
Presidential Aide (segment "Profile in Silver")
Huck Liggett ...
Texan (segment "Profile in Silver")
Gerard Bocaccio ...
Student (segment "Profile in Silver")
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"Profile in Silver": After preventing the assassination of President Kennedy, a historian from the future faces the consequences of his act. "Button, Button": A couple receives a box with a button -- and an unusual offer.

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7 March 1986 (UK)  »

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"Profile in Silver" takes place from November 21 to November 22, 1963 and on March 7, 2172. See more »

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Arthur Lewis: Was this guy with a company or something?
Norma Lewis: He said he couldn't tell me that, he just kept repeating over and over again 'the person who died... will be someone... you don't... know.'
Arthur Lewis: That's disgusting!
Norma Lewis: Oh what's so disgusting about it?
Arthur Lewis: Are you saying you think it's okay?
Norma Lewis: I think it's weird! But ever since he left, I've been wondering, you know? What is this? Some kind of survey to see who will and who won't push it?
Arthur Lewis: Well we *won't* push it!
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Watch it to see Matheson's story done properly
15 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

PROFILE IN SILVER is a story that mixes time travel and the JFK assassination, a bit like in the recent Stephen King novel, 11/22/63. A historian goes back in time to witness the assassination first hand, but he can't help getting involved, and then he has to live with the consequences of his action. There are plenty more twists in the tale alongside a fun acting performance from HELLRAISER's Andrew Robinson.

BUTTON, BUTTON is interesting because it's an adaptation of the same Richard Matheson short story that was used in the flop Hollywood film THE BOX, with Cameron Diaz. This one's a bit better because Matheson himself wrote the screenplay, and the idea behind the tale is very slight so it works much better in a half-hour episode than it did stretched out in an hour-and-a-half movie. A suburban couple are given a box with a button on it and a deadly deal: if they press the button they'll win a fortune, but somebody somewhere in the world will die. It's moral dilemma time again, with Brad Davis, and it's pretty decent.


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