The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985–1992)
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A car crash survivor discovers that the same sinister, mysterious crowd of onlookers somehow always shows up minutes after any potentially fatal car accident at the site of the crash.


Ralph L. Thomas


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Episode cast overview:
Ray Bradbury ... Himself - Introduction
Nick Mancuso ... Spelliner
R.H. Thomson ... Morgan
David Hughes David Hughes ... Doctor
Victor Ertmanis Victor Ertmanis ... Paramedic (as Victor Eartmantis)


After leaving a party late night, Joe Spelliner drives high speed through the empty streets and has a car accident. A couple of seconds later, he is surrounded by a crowd until an ambulance arrives with the paramedic at 2:00 AM. Twenty-four hours later he is discharged by the hospital and he is intrigued from where that crowd arrived. He meets his friend and colleague Morgan to celebrate and they witness another car accident. In twenty-one seconds, the victim is surrounded by a crowd and Joe recognizes many of the persons from his own accident. Joe asks Morgan to retrieve surveillance tapes of car accidents and he discloses that the same persons are present in the other accidents; further, all of them are victims of car accidents. Morgan asks Joe to forget the discovery, but the reluctant friend wishes to investigate further with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

2 July 1985 (France) See more »

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USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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5:50 minutes into the film the victim of an auto accident " Nick Mancuso" is lying in a hospital bed the ECG/EKG electrodes are taped to his chest revealing the adhesive backing has not been taken off instead they are loosely taped to his chest there is no way that they would register on a EKG machine. See more »

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They Steal the Air From Everyone (Maybe We Could Sic Them on Politicians
23 March 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This story adaptation is about a man who has too much to drink one night and rolls his car after speeding. As he crawls partway out of a window, he notices that within seconds, a crowd has appeared. He finds this odd, but he has suffered a blow to the head. Once back at work, he is explaining this phenomenon to his friend when an accident occurs out on the street. When he looks, he realizes that many of the same people that stood over him have arrived in less than half a minute. This time a woman is dead after being surrounded closely by the crowd. He begins to find accident scene pictures and realizes that they have appeared in many other locations. When he investigates, he finds that the people in the crowd are also in morgue photos. They are dead. Check out the ending. Real spooky stuff.

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