Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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A CEO working himself to death receives an offer of a special service designed to keep him alive.

Director:

Frank De Palma
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Bill Macy ... Ben Martin
Robert Riesel ... Henry Harris
Samantha Harper ... Mrs. Lianne Martin
Geneva Simmons Geneva Simmons ... Donna Kern
Lainie Miller ... Nurse
Patsy Whitecotton Patsy Whitecotton ... Kellie
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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A CEO working himself to death receives an offer of a special service designed to keep him alive.

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Laurel Entertainment Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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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One-note
26 May 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Another one-note idea masquerading as a proper episode of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE. This one's about a highly stressed businessman who's physically ailing, so he purchases himself a new piece of technology: a kind of organic backpack that's sewn into skin and has the power to return him to life whenever he needs it.

Initially this kind of power is seen as a blessing but as with so many of these episodes it turns out to be a curse with the businessman being driven out of his mind. The idea behind this wasn't really filmable in my opinion and the execution is thoroughly routine leaving this another wasted opportunity for the show.


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