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Nightmare Cafe 

Frank Nolan and Fay Peronivic find themselves in a mysterious all-night café following a brush with death, but they soon learn that they did, in fact, die, and have been brought back to ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jack Coleman ...  Frank Nolan 6 episodes, 1992
Lindsay Frost ...  Fay Peronivic 6 episodes, 1992
Robert Englund ...  Blackie 6 episodes, 1992
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Frank Nolan and Fay Peronivic find themselves in a mysterious all-night café following a brush with death, but they soon learn that they did, in fact, die, and have been brought back to life by the café. Frank and Fay are given the opportunity to correct something in their lives that went wrong the first time, and upon their success, they stay on as the café's new cook and waitress. With the aid of Blackie, the enigmatic owner of the café, Frank and Fay find themselves dispensing hot coffee, daily specials, justice, and second chances to the many imperiled and troubled souls that the café is somehow able to attract, as it travels from place to place. Written by Carson Maynard <haem@lys.vnet.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le bar de l'angoisse See more »

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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show stopped filming due to the writers strike. It never got back into production. See more »

Quotes

[opening sequence for all but first episode]
Blackie: Touch that remote and you die!
[image jumps three times as if someone changing channels, but it's the same show]
Blackie: Now that I've got your attention, here's the deal. See those two people? That's Frank, and that's Fay. Strangers when they met, turns out they've got a lot in common. Both died on the same night, both ended up in the same body of water, and both took refuge in the same all-night cafe. Me, I run the place. Name's Blackie. Been here from the ...
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Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Pitch (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Rollercoaster of Love
Music by Richard S. Kaufman
Lyrics by Wes Craven and Thomas Baum
Performed by Ralna English
Published by U/A Music, Inc
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One my favorite shows....
18 March 2005 | by dancinflowersSee all my reviews

I was 12 yrs old when this show was on. I remember it was one of my favorite shows back then. I watched it religiously. One day I realized it never came back on. It had been canceled, but I was still always looking for reruns. All I can remember from it is the sense of fantasy, and spookiness. You can only find those good, supernatural shows during Halloween season. And hardly even then these days. But with that show, you got that Halloween feel every week, even though it wasn't Halloween season.

Looking on this website, I saw for the first time that it was created by Wes Craven. As soon as I saw that, I knew why I liked it so much. I loved how when they opened the door to the café, there was nothing but space....literally....Outerspace....nowhere. That was awesome for a young mind to fathom. I just really loved that show and I wish that I could see it again.


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