Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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Opa Globe is convinced it is his destiny to board a train he inadvertently caused to crash 75 years ago, and tells his nine-year old grandson the old Highball Express will careen through ... See full summary »

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Steven Spielberg (developer), Joshua Brand (developer) | 3 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Roberts Blossom ... Opa Clyde Globe
Scott Paulin ... Fenton Globe
Gail Edwards ... Joleen Globe
Lukas Haas ... Brian Globe
Renny Roker Renny Roker ... Dr. Steele
Hugh Gillin ... Conductor
Sandy Ward ... Engineer
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Opa Globe is convinced it is his destiny to board a train he inadvertently caused to crash 75 years ago, and tells his nine-year old grandson the old Highball Express will careen through their house. Written by myrthuen@hotmail.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Although Roberts Blossom played the 84-year-old Opa Globe in this episode, he was only 61 years old at the time in real life. See more »

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Weird but nonsensical
23 June 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Grandpa is convinced that his destiny is with some train that wrecked decades ago. In the end, the train comes for him--with ridiculous results.

This premier episode of "Amazing Stories" seems to encapsulate what was wrong with this Steven Spielberg-produced show. While the series had excellent production values and some wild special effects, the quality of the writing seemed irrelevant. A few of the shows were amazingly good but too many had one-dimensional, almost cartoonish, characters. And, too often there was an emphasis on glitz as opposed to substance. Such is "Ghost Train"--a show with some eye-popping visuals but a story that really makes no sense at all and lacks depth.


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