Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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The Switch 

A wealthy and elderly man subjects himself to a revolutionary new treatment in order to please his gold-digger girlfriend. Unfortunately becoming young again turns out to be very expensive.


Steven Dodd (creator), William M. Gaines (comic books) | 2 more credits »

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Episode credited cast:
William Hickey ... Carlton Webster
Rick Rossovich ... Hans / Younger Carlton Webster
Kelly Preston ... Linda
Roy Brocksmith ... Doctor
Ian Abercrombie ... Fulton
J. Patrick McNamara ... Dr. Thorne
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Renata Scott Renata Scott ... Female Patient
Tish Smiley ... Nurse
Christopher Lawford ... Manager
Mark Pellegrino ... Punk
Kendall McCarthy Kendall McCarthy ... Doorman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Kent ... Muscle Beach Trainer
Renée O'Connor ... Waitress (scenes deleted)


The millionaire Carlton Webster is infatuated by the gorgeous and young Linda who does not know that he is a wealthy man. When he proposes her to get married with him, she tells that he is too old for her and Carlton becomes obsessed to look younger. He visits an infamous doctor that asks one million dollars to switch his face with the younger Hans that will receive 900,000 dollars. When Carlton visits Linda again, she tells that his torso is too old and the doctor now asks two million dollars for a new surgery and his associate Hans again is the donator. But when Linda sees Carlton's legs, she tells that they are scrawny legs. Carlton goes to the doctor that asks his last three million dollars for the surgery. Carlton becomes young with Hans's body but when he visits Linda, he finds that she has moved for a fancy neighborhood and soon he learns what she is looking for. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

21 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The intro to this episode features a cameo by Arnold Schwarzenegger who once shared the screen with Rick Rossovich (Hans) in The Terminator. See more »


Carlton Webster: I want to look like I'm thirty years old.
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »


Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Arnold Schwarzenegger directs - and does a good job!
21 July 2018 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

Funny and, in a twisted way, romantic episode. Great acting and, in the second half, voice-acting by William Hickey. Arnold directs competently, and cannot resist the temptation of some muscle-fetish shots, particularly when showcasing the amazingly studly physique of Rick Rossovich (who had a small but memorable part in the first "Terminator"). *** out of 4.

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