Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Abra Cadaver 

A former potential surgeon sets out to wreak revenge on the brother whose cruel practical joke prevented him from realizing his dream.

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

Jim Birge (screenplay), Steven Dodd (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Beau Bridges ... Dr. Martin Fairbanks
Tony Goldwyn ... Dr. Carl Fairbanks
Tom Wright ... Mitch
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Lucinda Weist ... Kelly
Peter Schuck Peter Schuck ... Bernie
Hugh B. Holub ... Al (as Hugh Holub)
Tina Bockrath Tina Bockrath ... Paula / Cadaver
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Storyline

Martin Fairbanks would have been a successful surgeon if not for a cruel prank his brother Carl played on him years ago. Now merely a research assistant he resents his sibling who has become a successful surgeon. Martin however wants revenge as well as the opportunity to prove the success of his research involving the human brain. Carl learns this all too well as his twisted brother combines both these personal goals with chilling results. Written by Robert McElwaine

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1991 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color | Black and White (opening sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A year earlier, Tony Goldwyn played another character named Carl in Ghost (1990). See more »

Goofs

When Martin and Carl are next to the female's corpse, the boom Mic is visible for a few seconds. See more »

Connections

References Lost in Space (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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The episode had some great plot twists
24 July 2009 | by SleepTight666See all my reviews

The best episode so far, it was excellent! Some of it's moments were painful to watch and the episode was just traumatic, haunting and gory. It had everything, it was even funny.

The episode is about a younger brother playing a prank on his older, much smarter brother. It causes him to have a heart attack and lose the feeling in one of his hands.

As revenge, he pays his little brother back with a much more dangerous prank, which causes him his life.

The episode had some great plot twists and I ended up feeling bad for the kid, must suck being stuck in your own body and being cut open.


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