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The Twilight Zone

Need to Know/Red Snow (Season 1, Episode 21)
TV Episode | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

In NEED TO KNOW, government investigator Edward Sayers visits a small rural community where insanity is spreading among the residents. In RED SNOW, Russian KGB Colonel Ulyanov goes to a Siberian labor camp to investigate violent deaths of ...See moreIn NEED TO KNOW, government investigator Edward Sayers visits a small rural community where insanity is spreading among the residents. In RED SNOW, Russian KGB Colonel Ulyanov goes to a Siberian labor camp to investigate violent deaths of Communist party officials. Written by Anonymous See less
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Directors
Paul Lynch (segments: Need to Know) | Jeannot Szwarc (segments: Red Snow)
Writers
Rod Serling (created by) | Mary Sheldon (teleplay by) (segments: Need to Know) | Sidney Sheldon (based on the short story by) (segments: Need to Know) | Michael Cassutt (segments: Red Snow) | Rockne S. O'Bannon (story editor)
Composers
Elliot Kaplan (segments: 'Red Snow') | Ron Ramin (segments: 'Need to Know')
Cinematographer
Editors
Tom Pryor (segments: 'Red Snow') | Noel Rogers (segments: 'Need to Know')
Production Designer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Mar 21, 1986

Release date
Mar 21, 1986 (United Kingdom)
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21 cast members
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William Petersen
Edward Sayers (segment "Need to Know") (as William L. Petersen) Edward Sayers (segment "Need to Know") (as William L. Petersen)   See fewer
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Robin Gammell
Jeffrey Potts (segment "Need to Know") Jeffrey Potts (segment "Need to Know")   See fewer
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Frances McDormand
Amanda Strickland (segment "Need to Know") Amanda Strickland (segment "Need to Know")   See fewer
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Harold Ayer
Mr. Strickland (segment "Need to Know") Mr. Strickland (segment "Need to Know")   See fewer
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Eldon Quick
Dr. Benitz (segment "Need to Know") Dr. Benitz (segment "Need to Know")   See fewer
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Ellen Albertini Dow
Mrs. Hotchkiss (segment "Need to Know") Mrs. Hotchkiss (segment "Need to Know")   See fewer
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Shay Garner
Dr. Fall (segment "Need to Know") Dr. Fall (segment "Need to Know")   See fewer
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Ray Ballard
Jeck Henries (segment "Need to Know") Jeck Henries (segment "Need to Know")   See fewer
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Clarence Brown
Wiley Whitlow (segment "Need to Know") Wiley Whitlow (segment "Need to Know")   See fewer
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George Dzundza
Col. Ulyanov (segment "Red Snow") Col. Ulyanov (segment "Red Snow")   See fewer
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Barry Miller
Ivan Povin (segment "Red Snow") Ivan Povin (segment "Red Snow")   See fewer
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Vladimir Skomarovsky
Mayor Titov (segment "Red Snow") Mayor Titov (segment "Red Snow")   See fewer
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Victoria Tennant
Valentina Orlova (segment "Red Snow") Valentina Orlova (segment "Red Snow")   See fewer
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Rod Colbin
Minister (segment "Red Snow") Minister (segment "Red Snow")   See fewer
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Andrew Divoff
Vladimir (segment "Red Snow") Vladimir (segment "Red Snow")   See fewer
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Lillian Adams
Babushka (segment "Red Snow") Babushka (segment "Red Snow")   See fewer
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Jack Diamond
Crishenko (segment "Red Snow") (as Jack Ross Obney) Crishenko (segment "Red Snow") (as Jack Ross Obney)   See fewer
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Kimberly Ann Morris
Calya (segment "Red Snow") Calya (segment "Red Snow")   See fewer
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Mike Kulcsar
Colodkin (segment "Red Snow") Colodkin (segment "Red Snow")   See fewer
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Tom Maier
Villager (segment "Red Snow") Villager (segment "Red Snow")   See fewer
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Charles Aidman
Narrator (segment "Need to Know") (voice) Narrator (segment "Need to Know") (voice)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 172 votes