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