Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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A New Lease on Life 

Archie Fenton moves into the St. George Apartments, where the lease has caveats: he must take out the trash every night, and he must not hang pictures on the walls. These aren't the only strange things about the St George.

Director:

John Strysik

Writers:

Adam K. Jacobs (story), Harvey Jacobs (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Marie Windsor ... Madame Angler
Robert Rothman Robert Rothman ... Archie Fenton
Ben Frank ... Al
Robert Sutton ... Mac
Patricia Pelham Patricia Pelham ... Helen Tanner
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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Archie Fenton moves into the St. George Apartments, where the lease has caveats: he must take out the trash every night, and he must not hang pictures on the walls. These aren't the only strange things about the St George.

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1986 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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Every renter's nightmare...
5 June 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A NEW LEASE ON LIFE is a relatively decent episode of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE for a change. Okay, it's not perfect, with a good idea let down by some very indifferent execution and problems with a low budget, but compared to the worthless quirky and comedy episodes which preceded it, this is a masterpiece.

The storyline is a simple one in which the tenant of an apartment is confronted with the bizarre requests in his lease, such as not hanging pictures on the walls and the like. When he breaks them he comes face to face with an unpalatable truth that will have fans of the show enjoying themselves. Yes, this is quirky but it's quirky as it should be: an episode with a brain behind it instead of just time-wasting nonsense.


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