Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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A callous collection agent discovers that she herself has an overdue payment involving Rita Valdez, a client who took drastic steps to end her financial woes.

Director:

John Drury

Writer:

Richard Benner (as Dick Benner)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Maura Swanson Maura Swanson ... Jeanette Simpson
Lewis Arlt Lewis Arlt ... Michael Nelson
Wanda De Jesus ... Telephone (voice) (as Wanda DeJesus)
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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A callous collection agent discovers that she herself has an overdue payment involving Rita Valdez, a client who took drastic steps to end her financial woes.

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1988 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Michael Nelson: You know, Rita never had air conditioning. It got so hot in there, especially in the daytime.
[the apartment changes]
Michael Nelson: Oh and the lovely view, no, she had a six floor view of the back of a sewage plant.
[pulls down the curtains]
Michael Nelson: All day all night, such ugly street business.
[Jeanette hears traffic roaring by]
Michael Nelson: Oh no, no nice furniture.
[furniture disappears]
Michael Nelson: No, nothing at all. But she did have that
[a table, chair and phone]
[...]
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Soundtracks

Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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No budget, no interest
29 June 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Another no budget, no interest story from the show. For 90% of the running time this episode consists of a woman sitting on the telephone in an office. A single actor and single location usually results in EXTREME boredom unless the calibre of the writing is really strong, but you'd have to be a fool to look for strong writing in a show of this type.

The main character is a ruthless debt collector who spends her days harassing people for money. That's the depth of the characterisation here. Pretty soon she's being haunted over the telephone thanks to her own over-zealous nature, but there are no scares here, no surprises, just long drawn-out conversations which do nothing and add nothing. It's a real bore.


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