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"The Twilight Zone" Still Life/The Little People of Killany Woods/The Misfortune Cookie (1986)

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Original Air Date:
3 January 1986 (Season 1, Episode 14)
In STILL LIFE, Dan Arnold discovers that an antique camera used on an Amazon expedition decades earlier yields mysterious photos inside... See more » | Add synopsis »
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In which Elliott Gould breathes life into the series See more (4 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Robert Carradine ... Daniel Arnold (segment "Still Life")
Marilyn Jones ... Becky Arnold (segment "Still Life")

John Carradine ... Prof. Alex Stottel (segment "Still Life")
Robert Morris ... Curacai (segment "Still Life")

Hamilton Camp ... Liam O'Shaughnessy (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")

Michael Alldredge ... Mike Mulvaney (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
James Scally ... Kelly (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
Tim Donahue ... Eddie Donovan (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
Anthony Palmer ... McGinty (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")

Hal Landon Jr. ... O'Dell (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods") (as Hal Landon)

Pat Crawford Brown ... Mrs. Finnegan (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")

Elliott Gould ... Harry Folger (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
Bennett Ohta ... Mr. Lee (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")

Caroline Lagerfelt ... April Hamilton (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")

Frederick Coffin ... Max (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
Claire Carter ... Glamorous Gourmette (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
John G. Scanlon ... O'Malley (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
Elven Havard ... Guard (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")

Al Leong ... Proprietor (segment "The Misfortune Cookie") (as Albert Leong)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Charles Aidman ... Narrator (voice)
Lauren Blaine ... Woman in Store (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Allan Arkush (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
J.D. Feigelson (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
Peter Medak (segment "Still Life")
Writing credits
Rod Serling (created by)

Gerrit Graham (written by) (segment "Still Life") &
Chris Hubbell (written by) (segment "Still Life")

J.D. Feigelson (written by) (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")

Rockne S. O'Bannon (teleplay by) (segment "The Misfortune Cookie") (as Steven Rae)

Charles E. Fritch (based on the short story by) (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")

Produced by
Philip DeGuere Jr. .... executive producer (as Philip DeGuere)
Cinematography by
Bradford May 
Production Management
Tony Palermo .... post-production supervisor
Ken Swor .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Chavez .... second assistant director
Paul Deason .... first assistant director
Dawn Easterling .... second assistant director
Richard Luke Rothschild .... first assistant director
Art Department
James Hegedus .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
David John West .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Kris Krosskove .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Bruce Macaulay .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Joyce .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Marc Wielage .... telecine colorist
Jeff Cahn .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Orin Kennedy .... location manager
Denis McCallion .... location manager
Music Department
Marius Constant .... composer: original theme
Grateful Dead .... composer: new title theme (as The Grateful Dead)
Merl Saunders .... composer: new title theme
Morton Stevens .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Bernadette Caulfield .... production coordinator
Harlan Ellison .... creative consultant
Kenneth Gilbert .... script supervisor
Justin Kreutzmann .... intern
Reid Reilich .... craft service (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rod Serling  creator

Cinematography by
Robert E. Collins (3 episodes)
Film Editing by
Howard Brock 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... makeup artist
Art Department
Carlos Caneca .... carpenter trainee
Sound Department
John Agalsoff Jr. .... boom operator
Scott Purdy .... re-recording mixer
Don White .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
James Cummins .... special effects
Andrew Miller .... special effects
Larry Odien .... special mechanical effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Doug Campbell .... motion control DP cameraman
Bud Davis .... stunt coordinator
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Dale Alexander .... key grip
Susan Shaw .... camera trainee
Music Department
Mickey Hart .... special musical effects
Jeff Vaughn .... score mixer
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Professor Alex Stottel was born in 1899.See more »
Harry Folger:In the arena of restaurant criticism, there is only "excellent" and "poor". There's no such thing as "fair".See more »


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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
In which Elliott Gould breathes life into the series, 1 April 2015
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF KILLANEY WOODS is one of those dumb comedy episodes of THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE. It sees the drunken Irish members of a pub claiming to have seen leprechauns cavorting in the woods; when a gang gets together to go investigate they discover that the truth to the tale is extraterrestrial in origin. The episode is full of broad, over-laboured Irish accents and the humour is dreadful.

THE MISFORTUNE COOKIE is one of the more lively episodes of THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE and it benefits greatly from a central performance by Elliott Gould. Gould plays a mean-spirited restaurant critic who soon sets his eyes on a Chinese restaurant; when he gives the place a scathing review he soon wishes he hasn't.

The story is a simple revenge-themed one, the usual format in which a horrid character ends up getting what they deserve. The production is fairly well done, but what makes it really special is Gould himself. He really gets into the spirit of the thing by playing a thoroughly slimy character; he seems to be having a ball and that rubs off on the viewer, too.

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