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Healer/Children's Zoo/Kentucky Rye 

"Healer": Small-time crook Jackie Thompson finds that a rock possesses special abilities. "Children's Zoo": An invitation to a unique zoo offers a girl a solution to her bickering parents. ... See full summary »

Directors:

Robert Downey Sr. (as Robert Downey), John D. Hancock (as John Hancock) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Rod Serling (created by), Alan Brennert (as Michael Bryant) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Bogosian ... Jackie Thompson (segment "Healer")
Vincent Gardenia ... Harry Faulk (segment "Healer")
Robert Costanzo ... Joe Rubello (segment "Healer")
Joaquín Martínez ... Duende (segment "Healer") (as Joaquin Martinez)
Adam Ferris Adam Ferris ... Deaf Boy (segment "Healer")
Joy Pankin Joy Pankin ... Deaf Boy's Mother (segment "Healer")
Ed Levey Ed Levey ... 1st Neighbor (segment "Healer")
Jessica L. Wood ... Amanda
Vivian Bonnell ... Black Woman (segment "Healer")
Anthony S. Johnson ... Guard (segment "Healer") (as Anthony Johnson)
Lauren Levinson Lauren Levinson ... Amanda's Mom (segment "Healer") (as Lauren Levian)
Lorna Luft ... Sheila Cunningham (segment "Children's Zoo")
Steven Keats Steven Keats ... Martin Cunningham (segment "Children's Zoo")
Jaclyn Bernstein ... Debbie Cunningham (segment "Children's Zoo")
Sydney Walsh ... Melody (segment "Children's Zoo")
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"Healer": Small-time crook Jackie Thompson finds that a rock possesses special abilities. "Children's Zoo": An invitation to a unique zoo offers a girl a solution to her bickering parents. "Kentucky Rye": Drunk driver Bob Spindler finds himself in an unusual bar after an accident. Written by A. Nonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1985 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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"Kentucky Rye" is not syndicated. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bob Spindler: [singing] "Some guys have all the luck. Some guys have all the pain. Some guys get all the breaks...Some g..." duh duh duh duhhh...Some guys, some guys...like ME!
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References The Twilight Zone: The Bewitchin' Pool (1964) See more »

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thoroughly adequate
14 April 2016 | by nebmacSee all my reviews

"Healer": A run-of-the-mill morality play about a man who finds redemption, loses it, then finds it again. Also contains some social commentary on the concept of religion as a business.

"Children's Zoo": A simple modern-day fairy tale revolving around a cute little girl who gets the chance to write her own happy ending. Some of the adult actors were kind of hammy, but it's watchable. The music is nice.

"Kentucky Rye": Jeffrey DeMunn has the perfect face to play the alcoholic weasel salesman who is the main character in this segment. His fate becomes pretty obvious partway through, but it was still fascinating to see how the story would get there. Philip Bruns is also great as the creepy bartender.


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