Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Let the Punishment Fit the Crime 

An unscrupulous ambulance-chasing lawyer gets stuck in a strange town for moving violations, and soon learns that the punishment for even petty crimes in the town comes with a gruesome result.

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Steven Dodd (creator), Ron Finley (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Catherine O'Hara ... Geraldine Ferrett
Peter MacNicol ... Austin Haggard
Joseph Maher ... Judge #1 / Judge #2 / Judge #3
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Wesley Mann ... Purdy Lee Dreyfus
Scott Nimerfro ... Fouser
Kevin Cooney ... Prosecutor
Peter Van Norden ... Ghoul #1
Sandi Rose Sandi Rose ... Ghoul #2
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Storyline

Predatory, shameless, and obnoxious ambulance chasing lawyer Geraldine Ferrett gets busted in the remote small town of Stuecksville for a moving violation. Ferrett initially thinks that she can simply resolve the situation by paying a fine, but soon discovers that the folks in Stuecksville have a very odd and strict concept of justice. Written by Woodyanders

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1994 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The title comes from a song from the comic opera The Mikado with music by Arthur Sullivan and lyrics by W.S. Gilbert. The song details the unique punishments for crimes doled out by The Lord High Executioner of the play. See more »

Quotes

Austin Haggard: I talked to the judge. We hit him on a good day. He's agreed to decrease the sentence to misdemeanor public nuisance.
Geraldine Ferrett: Decrease it? Okay, fine fine, what's it gonna cost me?
Austin Haggard: Ten.
Geraldine Ferrett: All this bullshit over ten bucks? Keep the change.
Austin Haggard: Not ten dollars, Miss Ferrett, ten lashes. They can flail you now and you can be on your way, as soon as you regain consciousness of course.
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References Dick Tracy (1990) See more »

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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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