Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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The Tear Collector 

A young woman who can't stop crying meets a mysterious man who collects tears.

Director:

John Drimmer

Writers:

John Drimmer (teleplay), Geoffrey Loftus (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jessica Harper ... Prudence
Victor Garber ... Ambrose Cavender
Linda Lee Johnson Linda Lee Johnson ... Gretchen
Eric Bogosian ... Junkie
Kay Walbye Kay Walbye ... Young Woman
John Rothman ... Young Man
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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A young woman who can't stop crying meets a mysterious man who collects tears.

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Certificate:

TV-14

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1985 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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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Why film the unfilmable?
18 May 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THE TEAR COLLECTOR is another pointless episode of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE. There isn't even any attempt at horror in this one so you wonder who greenlit the script in the first place. Certainly having just sat and watched it through I'm left scratching my head at the sheer worthlessness of it all.

The one thing the episode has going for it is lead actress Jessica Harper, famous for her role in Dario Argento's horror flick SUSPIRIA. She gives a typically lively performance as a neurotic woman who can't stop crying. It's not a great role for an actress but with Harper's talent she does well. Eventually the woman meets up with a guy who literally collects tears, so everybody's happily - apart from the viewer. Watch out for an early cameo from Eric Bogosian as a street junkie.


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