Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Reno and Sam are a pair of hardcore gamblers who don't play for fun, who challenge each other in a sample game of cards and the end result could be deadlier then they could've ever bargained for.

Director:

Walter Hill

Writers:

Steven Dodd (creator), Walter Hill (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lance Henriksen ... Reno Crevice
Kevin Tighe ... Sam Forney
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Roy Brocksmith ... Bartender
Diane Cary ... Hostess (as Diane Civita)
Allan Graf ... Driver (as Alan Graf)
Alisa Christensen Alisa Christensen ... Blonde Woman
David Avadon David Avadon ... Dealer
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Storyline

Reno and Sam are a pair of hardcore gamblers who don't play for fun, who challenge each other in a sample game of cards and the end result could be deadlier then they could've ever bargained for.

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Reno gets a free drink chit when he enters the bar. He orders and drinks a whiskey shooter while talking to the bartender. After the bartender leaves Reno is seen taking another shot even though the bartender never poured him a second drink.

Either Reno helped himself to a second drink that was left over on the bar counter or the second drink is a continuity error. See more »

Quotes

Reno Crevice: Of course you gotta think. Thinking's the fun part of it. Thinking about it. Thinking about what's gonna happen. Listen to that little wheel of fortune click and turn into place when you ease back the hammer. Feeling that metal get warm against your skin. Wondering what it's gonna be like to feel your brains blown out through the side of your head. Wondering what comes after, if anything, or black. Wondering if youre gonna scream. What do you think, Sam? You gonna scream? Yeah, you will.
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Connections

Featured in Top 10 Tales from the Crypt (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Pass the Gum
6 November 2007 | by mattressman_pdlSee all my reviews

As an enormous fan of the show, it was hard to pick a favorite. So I'll say it's a tie between this and Television Terror.

Gamblers Reno (Lance Henriksen) and Sam (Kevin Tighe) have been at each other's throats for years until, one fateful night, they decide to settle things for good.

The episode is extremely well acted by both Tighe and Henriksen, and its the acting that keeps you glued to your seat until the humorous, if a little contrived, ending.

Cringe worthy scenes include an ill-fated game of Russian Roulette and several digits being chopped off as the gamblers are reduced to playing chop poker. 10 out of 10 may seem a bit much, but I have a peculiar fondness for this episode and it definitely holds up well on repeat viewings.


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