The Twilight Zone (2002–2003)
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The Placebo Effect 

Mega hypochondriac Harry Radditch believes he's caught a deadly plague from a space novel he just read. His physician plans to dose him with a placebo, as usual, but this time, his symptoms... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry Levine

Writers:

Rod Serling (created by), Brent V. Friedman (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Sydney Tamiia Poitier ... Dr. Leslie Coburn
Jeffrey Combs ... Harry Radditch
Michael David Simms Michael David Simms ... Dr. Marks
Jessica Amlee ... Carrie
Gina Stockdale Gina Stockdale ... Dying Woman
Donna Yamamoto ... Receptionist
Paul Batten Paul Batten ... State Health Doctor
Stellina Rusich ... Rhonda Harrington
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Forest Whitaker ... Himself - Host
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Storyline

Mega hypochondriac Harry Radditch believes he's caught a deadly plague from a space novel he just read. His physician plans to dose him with a placebo, as usual, but this time, his symptoms are severe and she catches the disease. How can she stop a science fictional pandemic from killing real people? Written by David Stevens

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2003 (Canada) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title refers to the phenomenon that when placebos or pills that have no active ingredients are given to a patient and he still recovers from his illness. See more »

Quotes

Rhonda Harrington: How do you spread a fictional disease?
Dr. Leslie Coburn: [takes off her coat and finds welts on her arms] Question is, how do you cure a fictional disease?
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