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.

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Episode credited cast:
... Carlton Webster
... Hans / Younger Carlton Webster
... Linda
... Doctor
... Fulton
... Dr. Thorne
... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Renata Scott ... Female Patient
... Nurse
... Manager
... Punk
Kendall McCarthy ... Doorman
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... Muscle Beach Trainer
... Waitress (scenes deleted)
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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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21 April 1990 (USA)  »

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This marks the first time that the original story was actually published in the "Tales from the Crypt" comic book. All the previous stories originated in other EC Comics titles. See more »

Quotes

Carlton Webster: I want to look like I'm thirty years old.
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Featured in Top 10 Tales from the Crypt (2009) See more »

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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Sarcastic Conclusion
15 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

The millionaire Carlton Webster (William Hickey) is infatuated by the gorgeous and young Linda (Kelly Preston) that 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 (Roy Brocksmith) that asks one million dollars to switch his face with the younger Hans (Rick Rossovich) 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.

"The Switch" is another episode of "Tales from the Crypt" with black humor and a sarcastic conclusion. Directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, William Hickey is fantastic in the role of a rich man that wants the impossible and Kelly Preston is extremely sexy in the top of her beauty. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The Switch"


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