The Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 21

Future Trade (27 Nov. 2002)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 131 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A man with a dysfunction family decides to trade his future for that of a man who is much better off. Unfortunately, things are not as good as they appear.

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 556 titles
created 30 Dec 2011
 
a list of 6602 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 2047 titles
created 16 May 2012
 
a list of 100 titles
created 20 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Future Trade" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Future Trade (27 Nov 2002)

Future Trade (27 Nov 2002) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Twilight Zone.
« Previous Episode | 21 of 44 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
Martin Donner
...
Gordon
...
Francesca
...
Carroll Donner (as Anne Marie Loder)
Cam Cronin ...
Skip Rollins (as Cameron Cronin)
...
Mr. Cromwell
Leanne Adachi ...
Receptionist
...
Mrs. Decker
C.J. Jackman-Zigante ...
Maid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Little Girl
...
Himself - Host
Edit

Storyline

A man with a dysfunction family decides to trade his future for that of a man who is much better off. Unfortunately, things are not as good as they appear.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

27 November 2002 (Canada)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Martin Donner's last name is a reference to Twilight Zone (1959) director Richard Donner. See more »

Goofs

When Francesca gave Martin the brandy spiked with the poison curare, she said that curare cannot be traced if it is mixed with alcohol. Curare cannot be absorbed through the digestive system. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is one deal you can't talk yourself out of
7 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

****SPOILERS****With things going, both personal & professional, downhill for him hardware store clerk Martin Donner, Frank Whaley, keeps getting on his computer this advertisement about this firm called "Future Trades" that has nothing to do with the stock market but promises him a better future if he accepts, for a price, their unique services. With curiosity getting the best of him Donner goes to the firms' office and meets salesmen Gordon, Dean Winters, who promises him the world if he signs his John Hancock on dotted line. What Donner in fact did was sign his life away for what he thought at first was a far better existence. The truth is that he was far better off before and the person who traded his life for his got the best of the bargain.

Finding himself living the high life with luxury cars million dollar mansions as well as a 150 foot yacht not to mention his new and improves, in every department, wife Francesca, Sofia Milos, Donner now for the first time in his life feels that he has it made in the shade. With the beautiful Franceace even cooking him up his favorite meal without the help of the housemaid who's paid to do the cooking!. That's until the time,the bewitching hour of 8:00 PM, expires where he can't turn back to his previous life. An existence what was pure heaven compared to what he was soon to face.

****MAJOR SPOILERS*** You soon realize why Francesca's husband wanted out from her and the lifestyle he had. And that poor schmuck Martin Donner was to find out why he did. Spiking his drink with a muscle relaxing drug, Curare, before the deadline, 8:00 PM, came into effect Donner now helpless and unable to defend himself is thrown into the mansion's swimming pool by Francesca's boyfriend Edwardo or Eddie Boy and without being able to stay afloat is left to his fate. As for the person who switched lives or futures with Donner his problems, with Francesca & her boyfriend Eddie Boy, are now history together with the now departed Martin Donner.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who would have been the best Rod Sterling replacement? onn1320
TZ 85 vrs. TZ 02 vrs. - others onn1320
mushroom cloud confidentialcasting2005
Softcore pornography thatguymicah
It's still a good life josephturner1975
Discuss Future Trade (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?