Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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Greedy mean man finds a bottomless hole on his desert property. He concludes that some kind of beings who trade gold for things live down there. His stepdaughter realizes that "hole people" want food, not objects, but the man won't listen.


Todd Holland


Pierre R. Debs (teleplay), Robert C. Fox (teleplay)


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David Carradine ... Calvin
Kyra Sedgwick ... Dora Johnson


Eighteen-year-old Dora is miserable living in an isolated desert town with her dour stepfather, but their discovery of mysterious "hole people" in a dried-up well changes each of their fates by Thanksgiving Day. Written by Anonymous

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24 November 1986 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Performed by Kyra Sedgwick
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The Original Hunger Games!
27 May 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

David Carradine, the subdued Kane in the show "Kung Fu," plays a despicable stepfather to the ever optimistic and sort of dumb Kira Sedgwik. He runs a gas station that looks like its ready to collapse and spends his days trying to create a working well. He berates her at every turn, spray painting over a Norman Rockwell calendar that has the classic Thanksgiving scene and cutting the strings on her guitar (she has a twangy country western voice and enjoys singing). He never misses a chance to tell her how dumb and worthless she is. One day, the bucket that is sent down the dry well, returns with a chunk of gold, wrapped in a paper containing cryptic symbols. He sees this as the stroke of luck he has been wishing for. He heads for town and while he is absent, she begins to send things down the well. The first time it includes part of a ham sandwich and a dictionary. When she pulls up the rope, there is more gold and other valuable baubles and a note (they have used the dictionary as a codebook and can now communicate with her). Of course, we know he will be back at some point and things will come to a head. Sure enough, he has bought a tow truck with a winch and sends another load (this time a bucket of cheap yellow flashlights) down to whomever is there. The conclusion is priceless. A fine episode.

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