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The Twilight Zone

Act Break/The Burning Man/Dealer's Choice (Season 1, Episode 8)
TV Episode | 60 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

In ACT BREAK, selfish second-rate playwright Maury Winkler wishes for a better writing partner than his ailing colleague Harry. THE BURNING MAN appears on the road and tries to hitch a ride during a heat wave in the 1930's. In DEALER'S ...See moreIn ACT BREAK, selfish second-rate playwright Maury Winkler wishes for a better writing partner than his ailing colleague Harry. THE BURNING MAN appears on the road and tries to hitch a ride during a heat wave in the 1930's. In DEALER'S CHOICE, four poker pals sit down for a game with a mysterious stand-in named Nick. Written by Anonymous See less
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Directors
Wes Craven (segments: Dealer's Choice) | J.D. Feigelson (segments: Burning Man, The) | Theodore J. Flicker (segments: Act Break)
Writers
Rod Serling (created by) | Haskell Barkin (segments: Act Break) | J.D. Feigelson (teleplay by) (segments: The Burning Man) | Ray Bradbury (based on the short story by) (segments: The Burning Man) & 2 more
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Nov 15, 1985

Release date
Nov 15, 1985 (United Kingdom)
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James Coco
Maury Winkler (segment "Act Break") Maury Winkler (segment "Act Break")   See fewer
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Bob Dishy
Harry / William Shakespeare (segment "Act Break") Harry / William Shakespeare (segment "Act Break")   See fewer
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Avery Schreiber
Landlord (segment "Act Break") Landlord (segment "Act Break")   See fewer
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Piper Laurie
Aunt Neva (segment "The Burning Man") Aunt Neva (segment "The Burning Man")   See fewer
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Danny Cooksey
Little Boy (segment "The Burning Man") Little Boy (segment "The Burning Man")   See fewer
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Andre Gower
Doug (segment "The Burning Man") (as AndrĂ© Gower) Doug (segment "The Burning Man") (as AndrĂ© Gower)   See fewer
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Roberts Blossom
Man (segment "The Burning Man") Man (segment "The Burning Man")   See fewer
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Dan Hedaya
Nick (segment "Dealer's Choice") Nick (segment "Dealer's Choice")   See fewer
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M. Emmet Walsh
Peter (segment "Dealer's Choice") Peter (segment "Dealer's Choice")   See fewer
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Garrett Morris
Jake (segment "Dealer's Choice") Jake (segment "Dealer's Choice")   See fewer
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Barney Martin
Marty (segment "Dealer's Choice") Marty (segment "Dealer's Choice")   See fewer
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Morgan Freeman
Tony (segment "Dealer's Choice") Tony (segment "Dealer's Choice")   See fewer
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Charles Aidman
Narrator (segments Act Break and Dealer's choice) (voice) Narrator (segments Act Break and Dealer's choice) (voice)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 239 votes