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Nightmare Cafe 

Frank Nolan and Fay Peronivic find themselves in a mysterious all-night café following a brush with death, but they soon learn that they did, in fact, die, and have been brought back to ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Jack Coleman ...  Frank Nolan 6 episodes, 1992
Lindsay Frost ...  Fay Peronivic 6 episodes, 1992
Robert Englund ...  Blackie 6 episodes, 1992
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Frank Nolan and Fay Peronivic find themselves in a mysterious all-night café following a brush with death, but they soon learn that they did, in fact, die, and have been brought back to life by the café. Frank and Fay are given the opportunity to correct something in their lives that went wrong the first time, and upon their success, they stay on as the café's new cook and waitress. With the aid of Blackie, the enigmatic owner of the café, Frank and Fay find themselves dispensing hot coffee, daily specials, justice, and second chances to the many imperiled and troubled souls that the café is somehow able to attract, as it travels from place to place. Written by Carson Maynard <haem@lys.vnet.net>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

29 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le bar de l'angoisse See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The show stopped filming due to the writers strike. It never got back into production. See more »

Quotes

Telephone recording: [when Fay tries to use the payphone in the cafe] We're sorry. The number you are calling from is not serviced by the telephone company.
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Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Pitch (1992) See more »

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Where or When
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Sue Raney
Arranged by Peter Matz
Published by Chappel & Co
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I can barely remember it...
24 August 2006 | by dr_foremanSee all my reviews

...but I think it was cool.

Sometimes I like to surprise people by bringing up obscure TV shows from the 1990s that even I can barely recall. My two favorite programs to cite are "Nightmare Cafe" and "Covington Cross" - both short-lived, and both with a cool premise. Generally speaking, nobody I talk to has seen or heard of either one of them.

I remember "Nightmare Cafe" better. If memory serves, it was about a creepy café (of course). People stumbled in and had weird things happen to them. Oddly enough, I recall that the café was not strictly evil - sometimes, it would help people resolve conflicts in their lives. But in a creepy, cryptic way, naturally.

Mostly I remember the tone of the show, which was eerie, in a "Sapphire and Steel" sort of way. I also found Robert Englund very charismatic, and it was nice to see him out of mutated makeup for a change.

Of course the show was canceled, for the usual reason - it had a lousy time slot! I wonder if, given a chance, it might've been another "X-Files."

Apropos of nothing, one person I spoke to once did actually remember this show. And she was really, really hot. What does this say about the quality of the show itself? Nothing, but I thought it was worth mentioning!


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