The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
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Alien Shop 

An alien shape-shifter owns a unique curio shop whose merchandise possess strange powers; when a petty crook accepts a peculiar wallet he learns the hard way that money not earned comes at a price.

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Peter DeLuise

Writers:

Pen Densham (story), Pen Densham (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Johnathon Schaech ... Andy Pace
Michelle Harrison ... Gabrielle Pace
Alex Diakun ... Shopkeeper
Tom Heaton ... Red
P. Lynn Johnson ... Lucy
Arnie Walters ... Father Pat
Dee Jay Jackson ... Joe
Ralph Alderman Ralph Alderman ... Phil
Maxine Miller Maxine Miller ... Mrs. Fitzgerald
Russell Ferrier Russell Ferrier ... Cop
Leanne Adachi Leanne Adachi ... Dr. Healy
Howard Siegel ... Bum
Kevin Blatch ... Jewellery Salesman
Dan Shea ... Old Man / Cop
Keith Provost Keith Provost ... Dealership Manager
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An alien shape-shifter owns a unique curio shop whose merchandise possess strange powers; when a petty crook accepts a peculiar wallet he learns the hard way that money not earned comes at a price.

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TV-PG
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Release Date:

22 June 2001 (Canada) See more »

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Atlantis Films See more »
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A building site features a sign for Crocker Construction. This is a reference to James Crocker, one of the series' writers and producers. See more »

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A Magical Wallet
11 November 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I found this a great story. It is more in the Twilight Zone oeuvre than the usual science fiction stuff on Outer Limits. It is the story of a lost soul who blames the world for his position when, in reality, he has set his own course. A former drug pusher, he has managed to hook up with a beautiful young woman who adores him. They are going to be parents and he has absolutely no prospects. Each day he pretends to look for a job but ultimately ends up in the local watering hole where they won't even run a tab for him. One day he needs a light and a man at an ATM (who is involved in a sting) flashes the bills he has just received. Our boy grabs the money out of his hand and is soon pursued by the authorities. He runs into some fog and finds himself in a store filled with amazing curiosities. The proprietor insists that he has dropped his wallet and hands it to him. The wallet is magical. Whenever he bumps against anyone on the street, their money is transferred into his wallet. Easy street, right? When his wife sees the money, she assumes he is back dealing drugs. This is a story of reclamation and it has a really clever ending. One of the better offerings.


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