The Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 23

Shadow Play/Grace Note (4 Apr. 1986)

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In SHADOW PLAY, a remake of the episode from the original "Twilight Zone" series, Death Row inmate Adam Grant is terrified that the participants in his trial will cease to exist when he is ... See full summary »




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Janet Eilber ...
Erin Jacobs (segment "Shadow Play")
Ramon Bieri ...
Flash (segment "Shadow Play") (as Raymond Bieri)
Father Grant (segment "Shadow Play")
Guard (segment "Shadow Play")
Jimmy (segment "Shadow Play")
George Petrie ...
Judge (segment "Shadow Play") (as George O. Petrie)
Mark Ritchie (segment "Shadow Play")
Hank Garrett ...
Warden (segment "Shadow Play")
Ellaraino ...
Foreman (segment "Shadow Play") (as Ella Raino Edwards)
Gilbert De la Pena ...
Munoz (segment "Shadow Play")
Julia Migenes ...
Rosemarie Miletti (segment "Grace Note") (as Julia Migenes Johnson)
Mary Miletti (segment "Grace Note")
Angelina (segment "Grace Note")


In SHADOW PLAY, a remake of the episode from the original "Twilight Zone" series, Death Row inmate Adam Grant is terrified that the participants in his trial will cease to exist when he is executed. In GRACE NOTE, young Rosemarie Miletti aspires to be a famous opera singer and receives a surprising glimpse into the future. Written by Anonymous

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William Schallert (Father Grant) previously played a policeman in The Twilight Zone: Mr. Bevis (1960) and Father in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). See more »


Remake of The Twilight Zone: Shadow Play (1961) See more »

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A look into one's always bad future/ And a glimpse of success making life worth living.
1 April 2011 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This "TZ" episode number 23 from season one is interesting as it's theme of the future of both segments make it enjoyable and watchable. The segments titled "Shadow Play" and "Grace Note" are both good stories that makes one wonder if you can really see into the future.

"Shadow Play" stars Peter Coyote(in a role before he became the famous voice narrator of many documentary works) as Adam Grant a man who's on death row after being found guilty of murder. Only strangely he believes everyone around doesn't exist and that everything is just a dream! Only it's a catch if he's killed then everybody else will not exist, but yet Adam once again finds he's once again in a recurring nightmare. It's like some people are doomed as their dreams are constant nightmares as they are caught up in everyone else's world. It's a never ending sentence, really this was a strange and interesting segment.

Better segment is "Grace Note" it involves a middle aged lady(Julia Migenes-Johnson)who's in New York City in 1966 still living at home, and her dream to escape and a better life is the chance to perform on the stage of the grand opera. Her home life is still a drag her younger sister is sick with terminal cancer, but yet a gift of hope comes from her little sister on her deathbed she gives the power of showing big sister a glimpse into the future of then present day 1986 and this glimpse is certainly a high note of startling success at the opera! Overall good segment that shows one never knows what the future holds, gifts of success may be given from falling loved ones, it proves life is worth living.

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