Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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Nerdy collegiate Phil unsuccessfully tries every trick in the book to meet girls. Then he discovers a potion that makes gorgeous magazine pin-ups spring to life. Unfortunately, he can't ... See full summary »

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Tom Holland
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jon Cryer ... Phil
JoAnn Willette ... Angela
J.J. Cohen ... Bert (as Jeffrey Jay Cohen)
Lana Clarkson ... Ms. Allure
Galyn Görg ... Ms. Eyeful
Catherine Gilmour Catherine Gilmour ... Ms. Awesome
Elisabeth de Turenne Elisabeth de Turenne ... Ms. Laura
Rebecca Schaeffer ... Miss Crowningshield
Wynonna Smith Wynonna Smith ... Cashier
Penelope Sudrow ... Mousy Girl
Harry Woolf ... Dr. Blitz
Al Lampkin ... Cop #1
Alden Millikan Alden Millikan ... Cop #2
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Nerdy collegiate Phil unsuccessfully tries every trick in the book to meet girls. Then he discovers a potion that makes gorgeous magazine pin-ups spring to life. Unfortunately, he can't guess the right ratio to use, so his experiments backfire in a freaky way. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Two of the actresses in this episode were later murdered: Rebecca Schaeffer (Miss Crowningshield) was shot by an obsessed fan named Robert John Bardo in the doorway of her West Hollywood apartment building on July 18, 1989 while Lana Clarkson (Ms. Allure) was shot by the record producer Phil Spector in his mansion in Alhambra, California on February 3, 2003. See more »

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References Miami Vice (1984) See more »

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Addicted to Love
Written by Robert Palmer
Performed by Robert Palmer
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Great Story
30 November 2006 | by gary_jaboSee all my reviews

Excellent story told on video. Presented in the true spirit of Amazing stories, that is, the story has many twists and presents true fiction just outside the bounds of reality. I enjoyed this episode a lot. The story starts out slow and believable but turns to fiction rapidly. The viewer is left thinking what will happen next. Directors did a wonderful job of staging this episode with live action characters even though the subject material is not completely believable. This episode is one of my favorites but not necessarily the best of the Amazing Stories series. I was a big fan of the series when it first came out. I was particularly attracted to the opening sequence filled with computer graphics. That graphics was groundbreaking animation for its day and holds my interest today. Spielberg and his staff are at their best in presenting this series.


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