Deadly Nightmares (1983–1991)
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Nightshift 

Mean head nurse Jane Reynolds runs the night shift at a retirement home with an iron fist and makes some extra money selling valuable jewelry owned by the elderly residents to local ... See full summary »

Director:

Phillip Noyce

Writers:

Riff Markowitz (creator), Lewis Chesler (creator) | 4 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Margot Kidder ... Jane Reynolds
Stephen McHattie ... Johnny
Darren McGavin ... Old Man
Page Fletcher ... The Hitchhiker
Dorothy Davies Dorothy Davies ... Mrs. Cranshaw
Enid Saunders Enid Saunders ... Mrs. MacDonald
Kenneth Gordon Kenneth Gordon ... Mr. Loring
Hagan Beggs Hagan Beggs ... Detective (as Hagen Beggs)
Stephen E. Miller ... Worker #1
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Mean head nurse Jane Reynolds runs the night shift at a retirement home with an iron fist and makes some extra money selling valuable jewelry owned by the elderly residents to local pawnshops. Jane and her no-count aspiring singer boyfriend Johnny meet their match in the form of a mysterious new old man patient, who exacts a harsh revenge on the pair when they try to steal his sparkling gold diamond ring. Written by Woodyanders

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1985 (France) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Shot in June, 1985. See more »

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the late great Darren McGavin is the ONLY reason to watch this sub-par episode
1 July 2007 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Margot Kidder is Jane Reynolds, a stone cold bitch of a nurse at a retirement home. When she's not robbing the clientèle, she's having an affair with Johnny (Stephen McHattie) who's also her cohort in crime. However one night when a mysterious old man shows up played by the late great Darren McGavin, to give the two hideous people their just desserts. If not for McGavin (whom isn't given much to do really), this episode would be extremely lackluster. As it is, it's still pretty bad, but it's always a pleasure to watch Darren in anything he does even if it's a really bad episode of a cultish TV show. This is one of the episodes that can be found on Volume 1 of the US release of the Hitchhiker (why the couldn't release season sets like Canada is beyond me). It also has optional commentary by Director Phillip Noyce & Lewis Chesler (who produced 2 episodes of the series, but neither one of them is this, so I don't really get his inclusion)

My Grade: D+


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