The Card: Severe penalties await shopper Linda Wolfe when she fails to pay her credit card bills in a timely fashion. The Junction: John Parker and Ray Dobson are trapped inside the local mine. But when one is rescued, the other disappears.

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Linda Wolfe (segment "The Card")
Virginia Kiser ...
Catherine Foley (segment "The Card")
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Brian Wolfe (segment "The Card")
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Salesman (segment "The Card")
Beverly Eilbacher ...
Receptionist (segment "The Card") (as Bevery Eilbacher)
Coleby Lombardo ...
Evan Wolfe (segment "The Card")
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Matthew Wolfe (segment "The Card")
Frank Mangano ...
Tow Truck Driver (segment "The Card")
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John Parker (segment "The Junction")
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Ray Dobson (segment "The Junction")
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Charlie (segment "The Junction")
Michael Alldredge ...
Schmidt (segment "The Junction")
William Frankfather ...
Rev. Bailey (segment "The Junction")
Tanya Boyd ...
Melissa Parker (segment "The Junction")
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Bobby (segment "The Junction")
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The Card: Severe penalties await shopper Linda Wolfe when she fails to pay her credit card bills in a timely fashion. The Junction: John Parker and Ray Dobson are trapped inside the local mine. But when one is rescued, the other disappears.

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"The Card" has no closing narration. "The Junction" has no narration, at either the beginning or the end. See more »

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Narrator: [opening narration for "The Card"] The devil, they say, having so far, failed to destroy the human race with nuclear weapons, toxic waste, or elevator music, has finally devised his most cunning weapon: long term credit, with fine print written... in the Twilight Zone.
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Want to get a credit card? Not after this...
13 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE CARD is a pretty funny black comedy and a treat for fans of THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE. In it, a typical suburban housewife (Susan Blakeley) bags herself a brand new credit card which has some stringent conditions attached to it if you happen to be tardy when paying off the debt. Conditions that are of a repossession-type nature. What starts as a relatively subtle tale ends up going completely over the top as the housewife learns the error of her ways.

This is another moralistic story but one which plays out well and serves as an ample warning for anyone tempted to get themselves such a card. The straight-faced nature of the production makes it all the funnier, especially with the climax which brings to mind the one in POLTERGEIST. Plus it's always fun to see a typically exasperated William Atherton playing the husband...

THE JUNCTION is less interesting, although it has a decent set-up. A schmaltzy climax ruins the effect somewhat. A cheating miner finds himself trapped in a mine after a cave-in, only to meet up with a fellow miner who seems to be from another time period - 1912 to be precise. The execution isn't so bad here, with a few claustrophobic moments, but that ending is very poor.


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