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"The Twilight Zone" Last Lap (2002)

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Original Air Date:
11 December 2002 (Season 1, Episode 24)
A man with a terminal illness takes one final lap in their race car. An accident unexpectedly cures his illness but leaves him haunted by his dead friend as he comes to terms with his death. | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Clifton Collins Jr. ... Andy Perez

Greg Serano ... Marco Flores

Gary Carlos Cervantes ... Mr. Perez

Gina Gallego ... Mrs. Perez
Jason Low ... Donnie

Mercedes de la Zerda ... Jami Perez
Santo Lombardo ... Ruben Flores
Scott Elam ... Homeless Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Forest Whitaker ... Himself - Host

Episode Crew
Directed by
Brad Turner 
Writing credits
Rod Serling (created by)

Rob Hedden (written by)

Produced by
Ira Steven Behr .... executive producer
Jim Rosenthal .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Benjamin A. Weissman 
Set Decoration by
Mark Lane 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim Macarthur .... production assistant
Greg Zenon .... first assistant director (2002-2003)
Art Department
Troy Eirich .... assistant property master
Frank Haddad .... head greensman
Wes Hamby .... assistant property master
Tiara Motem .... property buyer
Sound Department
Todd Murakami .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Matthew Gore .... visual effects supervisor
Dianna Oliva-Day .... visual effects producer: Stargate Digital
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer
Lani Gelera .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Nathan McTague .... assistant camera
Carson Reaves .... first assistant camera
Neil Seale .... camera operator
Chris Gibbins .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Helen Geier .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jojo MacDowall .... costumer: preparation (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jacqueline F. Bisbano .... assistant editor
JoAnne Yarrow .... editorial production assistant
Location Management
Lenore Nemani .... assistant location manager
Other crew
Mark Costa .... production executive
Lori Huck .... production executive
Jennifer Metcalf .... production coordinator (segments)
Jenn Vincent .... production assistant
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)

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

Produced by
Anthony Santa Croce .... producer
Mark Stern .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Sondra Watanabe 
Casting by
Candice Elzinga 
Tami Nasu 
Production Design by
Troy Palmer-Hughes (episode "Joy Ride")
Craig Stearns 
Art Direction by
Catherine Ircha 
Randy Moore 
Costume Design by
Trysha Bakker 
Makeup Department
Karen Asano-Myers .... hair department head (pilot episode)
Joel Echallier .... special makeup effects designer
James Dean Patten .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Douglas Burzynski .... post-production supervisor
Kimberly A. Dickens .... production supervisor (pilot episode)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lynda Mills .... third assistant director
Louis Race .... first assistant director (pilot)
Riley Walsh .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Paul Breuninger .... property master (pilot episode)
John Burke .... assistant art director
Doris Deutschmann .... art assistant
Tyler Bishop Harron .... graphic designer
Michael Jovanovski .... dresser
Lin-Li-Anne Lee .... art department assistant
John Naehrlich .... lead man
Jim Ramsay .... assistant art director
Dennis Simard .... on-set dresser
Jeffry C. Voorhees .... set dresser
Sound Department
Martin Lacroix .... boom operator
William Unrau .... cable person (as Will Unrau)
Special Effects by
Barry Hebein .... lead metal fabricator
Dan Keeler .... special effects first assistant
John Palmer .... special effects supervisor: Joy Ride, WonderWorks
Harry Tomsic .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer
Korey J. Cauchon .... visual effects producer (season 1)
Korey J. Cauchon .... visual effects supervisor (season 1)
Jack Fulmer .... digital effects artist
Kent Johnson .... visual effects coordinator (season 1)
Frank Lawas .... visual effects I/O supervisor
Dan Lazarow .... 3D supervisor
Brenda Levert .... visual effects coordinator
Sean Mattini .... visual effects editor (as Sean Afshar)
Steven Meyer .... digital compositor
James W. Riley .... visual effects supervisor
Victor Scalise .... visual effects editor
Emile Edwin Smith .... digital artist
Jaison Stritch .... 3D visual effects supervisor
Jeff West .... visual effects
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic studios (uncredited)
Michael D. Leone .... CG supervisor (uncredited)
Kenneth Thomson Jr. .... digital artist (uncredited)
Nick Allen .... stunts: full body burn
Charles Andre .... stunts
Brian Avery .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunt coordinator
James Bamford .... stunt double
Freddy Bouciegues .... stunts
Dustin Brooks .... stunts
Laura Lee Connery .... stunts
Crystal Dalman .... stunt double
Duane Dickinson .... stunt double
Corry Glass .... stunts
Dave Hospes .... stunts
Jon Kralt .... stunts
Leslie McMichael .... stunt performer
Jovan Nenadic .... stunt double
Sharon Simms .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Oliver Hajdu .... gaffer: insert unit
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
Morten Petersen .... set electrician
Vincent Torres .... best boy grip (pilot episode)
Animation Department
Zeth DuBois .... animator
Casting Department
Jennifer Chew .... casting assistant
Jason Harrington .... casting assistant
Joseph Hicks .... extras casting (pilot episode)
Russell Jones .... casting assistant
Wendy Stubbs .... casting associate
Tara Treacy .... casting assistant (2003)
Editorial Department
Rhonda Blewett .... telecine assistant
Mykel Thuncher .... color timer
Location Management
Chris Baugh .... key assistant location manager
Paul Giordano .... assistant location manager
Naomi Motohashi .... assistant location manager
Michael Soleau .... key assistant location manager
Music Department
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Transportation Department
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Other crew
Tricia Barrett .... assistant accountant
David J. Bowler .... second assistant production coordinator
Sean Cummings .... production assistant
Geoffrey Dodd .... key production assistant
Darren Giblin .... production assistant
Catherine Gordon .... accounting clerk
Chris Gutierrez .... set medic
Christopher Mack .... executive story editor
Grace MacLeod .... animal trainer
Grace MacLeod .... dog trainer
Michael G. Maurer .... production assistant
Tracy L. Moody .... additional script supervisor: wrap-arounds
Rachel E. Prentiss .... production accountant
Peter Ruttan .... video playback designer
Victor Scalise .... title designer
Jain Sekuler .... script supervisor: wrap-arounds
Kim Stretch .... first assistant accountant
Tammy Tamkin .... production assistant
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Did You Know?

Himself - Host:[closing narration] It's natural to fear death. But with a little help from his family and friends, Andy Perez learned to accept the inevitable. Rest in peace, Andy.See more »


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Lap it up!, 20 October 2015
Author: kapelusznik18 from United States

***SPOILERS*** Suffering from a case of terminal cancer and about to kick off for good Andy Perez, Clifton Collins Jr., and his friend Marco Flores, Greg Scrano, decide to take one last ride-For Andy- on Marco's hopped up jalopy and go out in style. As it turns out after the car that their on crashes in flames it's the healthy as a ox Marco not the one his death-bed Andy who ends up in the city morgue! It fact the accident has Andy fully recover from his terminal cancer! With Andy feeling down in the dumps in that his good friend Marco being dead he sees all of Marco's friends and family members including Andy's sister and the late Marco's girlfriend Jami, Merdedes del la Zerda, not morning him at all and acting as if he isn't dead at all!

There's also the fact that Marco seems to have come back from the dead and is only seen by Andy who tells him not to worry that all is well for him in the world beyond! At first freaking out Andy soon starts to realize that there's something to this strange behavior on Marco's friends and family members and maybe its because they all feel that Marco's is in a better place now being dead then when he was alive! The fact is that Andy has the situation all backwards and when he attend Marco's funeral, with Marco popping up out of his coffin, that the truth finally hits him.

***SPOILERS*** As were shown in this "New Twilight Zone" episode that death isn't all that bad if you, the guy that's dead, sees it for what it really is. Andy who's terminal cancer suddenly disappeared with his friend Marco's death didn't realize that's, Marco's death, was what cured him. Not in the fact that Marco died but that he***MAJOR SPOILER***"lived" to see what really happened. And what happened is what convinced a confused Andy that Marco wasn't really dead in the way he thought that he was! And that death wasn't all that bad at all but only a new beginning when it came to himself!

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