Twilight Zone (Bonus) 1985 – Dealers Choice

I’m not counting the Twilight Zone reboots in my top 10 but this is a fun 1985 Twilight Zone. It has a younger Morgan Freeman along  with original SNL alumni Garret Morris…along with Dan Hedaya, Barney Martin,  and M. Emmet Walsh.  This version of the Twilight Zone is hit and miss. There are a few that are really good. I would not compare anything to the original though.

Some very good character actors and the episode is a fun one. I found the complete episode online…if you have 20 or so minutes give it a try.

Five men playing poker…not unusual right?  However, one of the men is the devil himself, masquerading as an acquaintance of one of them.  He’s there to collect the soul of one of the men, but which one?  As the personalities of the men gradually come out, it’s clear that Pete is the one the Devil is there to collect. Pete tries to bet his way out of going with Nick, hoping to beat the Devil at his own game.


Morgan Freeman – Tony
Dan Hedaya – Nick
M. Emmet Walsh – Pete
Garret Morris – Jake
Barney Martin – Marty

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

35 thoughts on “Twilight Zone (Bonus) 1985 – Dealers Choice”

  1. I remember seeing the rebooted Twilight Zones and Outer Limits on TV back in the UK; they were never as good as the originals but a few times they hit the spot. The guy who was imprisoned and ‘forced’ to give up smoking (played by Morton Downey Jr, I believe), was that a Twilight Zone or an Outer Limits?

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    1. I remember a Tales from the Darkside like that I believe. I could be wrong but that one and the 85 Twilight Zone becomes mixed up to me.

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      1. It’s a funny one. That version of the Twilight Zone is hit and miss…this one I really enjoyed. I’m glad you liked it. Thanks for watching Lisa….and yes he does. I just went through all of them.

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      2. I would LOVE it. I’m more than willing to do it. Lisa I might do it. Would it be cheesy to do it now after listing my top 10? I know them by heart…I think you have convinced me…I wish I would have done that to begin with.

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      3. I’ll do it. I’ve enjoyed writing about them a lot. Plus I’ve got Jen into them recently…she doesn’t do scary so I am careful on what I show her…she is liking them.
        Fun homework for me!

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      4. It’s a lot of fun Lisa…plus a nice change from music only for me. There is only one episode I never liked much…maybe 2… and with a tv series…that is pretty good.

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      5. That really stinks Lisa. Would your library have them?
        I couldn’t believe it was only one season when he gave them to me.

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      1. Me either… They also had a reboot in 2002…again it’s hit and miss… Forest Whitaker was good as the face of that reboot.

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