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One for the Road 

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In 1934, a couple of South Bronx barflies try to kill drunk Mike Malloy for his insurance money and find they're tangling with much more than they bargained for.

Director:

Thomas Carter

Writers:

Steven Spielberg (developer), Joshua Brand (developer) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
James Cromwell ... Francis
Geoffrey Lewis ... Dan
Joe Pantoliano ... Joe
Al Ruscio ... Tony Maroni
Douglas Seale ... Mike Malloy
Royal Dano ... Salvation Army Officer
Mark Tymchyshyn ... O'Farrow
Mike Finneran ... Customer
Matt Amott Matt Amott ... News Kid
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In 1934, a couple of South Bronx barflies try to kill drunk Mike Malloy for his insurance money and find they're tangling with much more than they bargained for.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1986 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One For the Road was based on a true story. Look up Michael Malloy. See more »

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When they are trying to kill Malloy by exposing him to the cold, his shirt has already been opened. In the next shot it's closed again, and Malloy suddenly has a scarf on. See more »

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A bit of dark comedy for this episode of "Amazing Stories".
23 June 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

A group of bar flies are talking about a widow who struck it rich. It seems that she heard that there was a contract out on her husband and instead of warning him, she took out a huge insurance policy on him and struck it rich when he was knocked off! One of them has an idea--find a worthless person and heavily insure him and then arrange his death so they can collect on an insurance policy. They pick Mike Malloy (Douglas Seale--who played Santa a few episodes earlier) and then they'll become rich, right? All they need to do is keep giving him whiskey and wait for him to croak! Well, maybe not.

In addition to Seale, the episode stars a bunch of familiar character actors--James Cromwell, Joe Pantiliano, Geoffery Lewis and Royal Dano. It's nice to see these guys and it's a fun episode--in many ways reminiscent of the dark comedy "The Lavender Hill Mob". Well done.


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