Down-on-his-luck hotel manager Willy Gardner finds a steamer trunk with magical powers.



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Episode cast overview:
Milan Cheylov ...
Alvaro D'Antonio ...
Rocco (as Mark Danton)
Gerry Quigley ...
Elena Kudaba ...
Kelly Denomme ...
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Robin Ward ...
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Down-on-his-luck hotel manager Willy Gardner finds a steamer trunk with magical powers.

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24 December 1988 (UK)  »

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The Twilight Zone - The Trunk
29 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bud Cort once again serves as the put-upon lonelyheart outcast, operating as manager of an undesirable apartment complex who is often bullied by a trio of droogs looking for the next crime to commit and hell to raise. For kicks, they play seductive tricks using a streetwise babe (Lisa Schrage) on Cort. Well, Cort discovers a trunk in a room unattended and learns after making a wish in stride about if he got a coin for every apartment left with luggage, and "Voilà!" there's money filled to the brim. Later his own apartment has luxuries the rest of the denizens desire, with Schrage urged by her punk boyfriend and leader of the bully gang (Milan Cheylov) to earn his trust in order to learn where his pot'o'gold is. Cort was interested in romance, realizing Schrage simply wanted material things. Many will know Schrage from Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II. Cheylov is dutifully heelish and his boys fulfill the requirements of loathsome scum with no redeeming qualities. Schrage is petite and sexy. Cort has always been typecast as soft, meek fellows, tiny and unassuming. The episode does good by him when he gets locked in the trunk fleeing the punks after his magic. He is just looking for love, and the only way he might be able to get it is the Twilight Zone.

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