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The Twilight Zone

The Placebo Effect (Season 1, Episode 35)
TV Episode | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Mega hypochondriac Harry Radditch believes he's caught a deadly plague from a space novel he just read. His physician plans to dose him with a placebo, as usual, but this time, his symptoms are severe and she catches the disease. How can ...See moreMega hypochondriac Harry Radditch believes he's caught a deadly plague from a space novel he just read. His physician plans to dose him with a placebo, as usual, but this time, his symptoms are severe and she catches the disease. How can she stop a science fictional pandemic from killing real people? Written by David Stevens See less
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Rod Serling (created by) | Brent V. Friedman (teleplay by) | Rebecca Swanson (story by)
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Updated Apr 2, 2003

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Apr 2, 2003 (Canada)
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Sydney Tamiia Poitier
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Jeffrey Combs
Harry Radditch Harry Radditch   See fewer
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Michael David Simms
Dr. Marks Dr. Marks   See fewer
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Jessica Amlee
Carrie Carrie   See fewer
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Gina Stockdale
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Donna Yamamoto
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Paul Batten
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Stellina Rusich
Rhonda Harrington Rhonda Harrington   See fewer
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Forest Whitaker
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7.7 / 10 | 163 votes