The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
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"Wordplay": A salesman at a medical firm finds everyone around him undergoing a linguistic transformation. "Dreams for Sale": A woman finds that her idyllic picnic may not be what it seems.... See full summary »

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Bill Lowery (segment "Wordplay")
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Cathy Lowery (segment "Wordplay")
Adam Raber ...
Donnie Lowery (segment "Wordplay")
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Mr. Miller (segment "Wordplay") (as Robert J. Downey)
Brian Bradley ...
Hotshot (segment "Wordplay")
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Older Salesman (segment "Wordplay")
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Admitting Nurse (segment "Wordplay")
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Man in Elevator (segment "Wordplay") (as Willard Peugh)
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Woman #1 (segment "Wordplay")
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Receptionist (segment "Wordplay") (as Mimi Meyer Craven)
Brynja McGrady ...
Secretary (segment "Wordplay") (as Brynja Willis)
Alexandra Morgan ...
Nurse #1 (segment "Wordplay")
Lee Arnone ...
Nurse #2 (segment "Wordplay")
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Bearded Man (segment "Wordplay")
Joseph Whipp ...
Doug Seaver (segment "Wordplay")
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"Wordplay": A salesman at a medical firm finds everyone around him undergoing a linguistic transformation. "Dreams for Sale": A woman finds that her idyllic picnic may not be what it seems. "Chameleon": Something unusual returns with a Shuttle mission. Written by A. Nonymous

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Trivia

"Chameleon" featured real NASA footage of an actual space shuttle mission (of the Challenger, which exploded shortly after takeoff). See more »

Goofs

Jenny's dream badge identifying her as #17 is located on the left side of her chest until the end, where it switches to the middle. See more »

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[Bill and Robbie bump into each other on the way to the elevator]
Bill Lowery: Oh, hi, Robbie.
Robbie: Oh, hey, Mr. Lowery. You know that new girl in accounting? Barbie?
Bill Lowery: Sure.
Robbie: I've been askin' her out and askin' her out and she finally says, "Okay." She's gonna be here in five minutes and I can't think of anyplace to take her for dinosaur.
Bill Lowery: You're planning to take this girl out for dinosaur?
Robbie: That's right.
Bill Lowery: "Dinosaur"?
Robbie: Uh-huh.
Bill Lowery: What is this, some sort of new-wave expression or something: saying "dinosaur" instead of "...
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References The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

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A good attempt to face a problem
23 October 2006 | by (Naples, Italy) – See all my reviews

A normal life, a normal man. Something's changed. You are in deep troubles, specially if you don't want to run where the world's going. Our main character is the metaphor of transformation, and how difficult can be to turn ourselves into new human beings, when learning new skills. Changing or dying, seems to say this TV movie. The unexpected way of describing a change makes Wordplay a good work. I can't say I liked it so much, but in our Script school has been used to explain an alternative way of plotting. We enjoyed a lot by creating alternative ends, and my classmates realized some little masterpieces of sci-fi and drama. 80s Twilight Zone isn't definitely the Classical series, but it's a good product.


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