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Amazing Stories 

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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors made guest appearances.
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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Charles Durning ...  Assistant to the Boss / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Douglas Seale ...  Mike Malloy / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Louis Giambalvo ...  Dr. Templeton / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Sharon Spelman ...  Mom / ... 2 episodes, 1986
J.J. Cohen ...  Bert / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Paul Bartel ...  Detective Watts / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Jeff Cohen ...  Eddie / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Dana Gladstone ...  George Gershwin / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Taliesin Jaffe ...  Mark / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Tracey Walter ...  Blaze / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Joshua Rudoy ...  Billy / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Royal Dano ...  Elmer Quick / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Rick Andosca Rick Andosca ...  Haller / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Gregory Wagrowski Gregory Wagrowski ...  Ben Oltman / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Fredric Cook ...  Dr. Wittenberg / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Brad Bird ...  Family Dog / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1987
Arnold Johnson Arnold Johnson ...  Johnny / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
JoAnn Willette ...  Angela / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Gary Riley ...  Jimmy / ... 2 episodes, 1985
Billy Beck ...  Caretaker / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
John McCook ...  Jerry Lane / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Michael Horse ...  Indian / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Larry Spinak Larry Spinak ...  Arnold Skamp / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Jed Mills ...  Marshall / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Jonathan Luria Jonathan Luria ...  Cameraman / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Ben Kronen Ben Kronen ...  Bald Man / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Pamela Guest ...  Assistant Director / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Lynn Kuratomi Lynn Kuratomi ...  Nurse #2 / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ...  Gas Station Attendant / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Wade Mayer Wade Mayer ...  Airline Representative #2 / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Eve Smith Eve Smith ...  Old Woman 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Priscilla Pointer ...  Lady on Train / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1987
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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors made guest appearances.

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As one experience ends... Another adventure begins. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Sci Fi Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories See more »

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Runtime:

(45 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby (1986-1987)| Stereo (1985-1986)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Rain Phoenix's television series debut, and first acting role. See more »

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Referenced in Histoires Fantastiques: Réalisateurs Fantastiques (2017) See more »

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Great series
27 September 2003 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

Spielburg is truly one of our cinematic giants and were so lucky to have him. I remember that he said that he based Raiders Of The Lost Ark on all those cliffhanger movie serials that he saw as a kid. He is like a person with the mind of a genius and the heart of a child. Amazing Stories was his contribution to television and this series has been unfairly forgotten. It should have run longer and I am glad some of the episodes are out on video. It was imaginative and daring just like the movies Speilburg directed. It told different stories every week and used some of our finest actors in the roles. The one that touched my heart the most was one about a man who was a soldier in World War II and came home resented by his little girl. She wandered off in the woods during a picnic and was lost forever. Years later, when the old man's wife is on her deathbed, he hears a knock at the door and he opens it to see his little girl. She has come for her mother and takes her away. This was one of the most moving stories that I have ever seen and it almost brings tears to my eyes thinking of it even now. Some episodes were dramatic and some were funny but the point is that all were masterful and original. Fred Allen once said "No wonder they call tv a medium, nothing on it is ever well done". I think even Fred would have loved Amazing Stories.


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