Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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A Choice of Dreams 

Mobster Jake Corelli has terminal cancer. A stranger promises him his choice of dreams and power over death. The price is ten million dollars.

Director:

Gerald Cotts (as Jerry Smith)

Writers:

James Houghton (teleplay), Edward F. Shaver (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Abe Vigoda ... Jake Corelli
David Chandler David Chandler ... Michaelson
Ralph Monaco Ralph Monaco ... Angelo
David Glen David Glen ... Ross
Tracy Kolis ... Marie Corelli
Dominic Chianese ... Correlli's Father
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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Mobster Jake Corelli has terminal cancer. A stranger promises him his choice of dreams and power over death. The price is ten million dollars.

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TV-14
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When the scientist comes into Jake's office to make his offer, three strong studio lights are reflected in his glasses as he looks forward. It is doubtful that this could be considered ambient room lamps as the lamps are directed at him. As he looks up, the reflection of a very large light fills the lenses of his glasses. One might argue that the light above is a large florescent ceiling light in the office, if so, this would completely eliminate the need for other 3 lamps that are seen when he looks forward. See more »

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Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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An OK plot with a daft ending
24 August 2011 | by love_horrorSee all my reviews

A cold hearted mobster, who is dying of cancer is approached by a strange man who claims that he can make his afterlife pleasant by inducing sweet dreams & by erasing his memories of guilt.

As always, the talents employed by TFDS resonate well with the plot, the characters- the mobster (played by Abe Vigoda), his faithful comrade, the accuser-doctor & the eerie scientist are all played nicely.

But good actors are not a substitute for a not so good script. Although I do I like the small twist just before the climax, the climax itself is just daft & feeble & is short of anything fulfilling. I like watching TDFS but if my memory serves me right, this is not the first episode of this kind.

I give it a 4.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1986 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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