Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Only Sin Deep 

A hooker learns that beauty is only skin deep.

Director:

Howard Deutch

Writers:

Fred Dekker (screenplay), Steven Dodd (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
Lea Thompson ... Sylvia Vane
Britt Leach ... Pawnbroker
Brett Cullen ... Ronnie Price
Pamella D'Pella ... Raven
G. Smokey Campbell ... Smitty
Burke Byrnes ... Cop
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Doctor
Pamela Gordon ... Old Crone
Pamela West Pamela West ... Date
Barry Thompson Barry Thompson ... Doorman
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Storyline

The twenty-one year-old streetwalker Sylvia Vane is narcissistic with the beauty of her face. After killing a pimp and stealing his jewels, she heads to a pawnshop to raise money to buy expensive clothes to seduce the wealthy bachelor Ronnie Price. The pawnbroker offers ten-thousand dollars for her beauty and advises that she has four months to retrieve it, and Sylvia believes he is crazy. Sylvia succeeds in her intent and she moves to Ronnie's penthouse. Four months later, she finds wrinkles on her face and she remembers her debt with the pawnshop owner. Will she have time to revert the situation? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title comes from the popular expression that "Beauty is only skin deep". See more »

Goofs

The calender had the same picture before and after the four months in the peddler's shop. See more »

Quotes

Ronnie Price: D'you think it's a little rude to slap the host and leave without sayin' goodbye?
Sylvia Vane: Thank you very much, Mr. Price, you have a lovely apartment. G'night...
Ronnie Price: Wait! I don't know the first thing about you. At least tell me why you came.
Sylvia Vane: I haven't... yet. Look, we're both playing games, you know it and I know it. Truth is, you *do* know the first thing about me. You knew the second I walked in the room, the second I walked through that door... I'm the girl of your dreams, right?
Ronnie Price: You wanna get out of ...
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Soundtracks

Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Vanity and Greedy
16 July 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The twenty-one year-old streetwalker Sylvia Vane (Lea Thompson) is narcissistic with the beauty of her face. After killing a pimp and stealing his jewels, she heads to a pawnshop to raise money to buy expensive clothes to seduce the wealthy bachelor Ronnie Price (Brett Cullen). The pawnbroker offers ten-thousand dollars for her beauty and advises that she has four months to retrieve it, and Sylvia believes he is crazy.

Sylvia succeeds in her intent and she moves to Ronnie's penthouse. Four months later, she finds wrinkles on her face and she remembers her debt with the pawnshop owner. Will she have time to revert the situation?

"Only Sin Deep" is another unforgettable show of Tales from the Crypt. The story of vanity and greedy of a shallow woman without heart and soul gives a moral lesson in the end. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Only Sin Deep"


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