Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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Payment Overdue 

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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Jeanette Simpson: I'll call at five, and please don't let this go to litigation... well if you don't send in your payment, you'll be forcing me to get the courts involved, that can be very ugly. Try and have your money for me by tomorrow.
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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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Money hungry is the root of all evil it corrupts and brings down the soul and identity in the end!
1 September 2008 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

This "TFTD" episode titled "Payment Overdue" is really one of the better ones not only for the way it takes a surprise identity twist in the end, and it proves it's moral that being money hungry corrupts the soul. Maura Swanson is Jeanette a single woman who lives in an upscale New York City apartment and she makes her living working behind the phone and her apartment desk. She's a collection agency type collector yet she runs schemes of printing false payments and overcharging and trying to charge items to customers as her main goal is to collect money from all. Yet it takes a strange turn when she tries to collect from a poor Spanish woman as soon the tables will strangely turn and an identity problem arises. Payback is hell and turn about is fair as the collection is now on Jeanette and the tables have turned. Great episode that teaches the moral that being money hungry destroys and corrupts the soul.


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