So Lou comes up with a scheme to earn money if he has his brother Billy (Bruno Kirby) who is a coroner as he wants to fake his death and collect half of his million dollar insurance as all he has to do is to fly to Brazil, get plastic surgery and wait for his wife to meet him.A very well written and nicely paced episode that isn't scary or a horror but really more of a dark thriller comedy.

© 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eddie Redmayne share their 5 reasons not to miss The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix. Making it look like a burglar has murdered him, all he has left to do is fly to Brazil, have plastic surgery to change his appearance, and wait for his wife to meet him.

Lastly, Kirby wasn’t even in City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold but the titular legend is so vast and all-consuming that it apparently obsessed the beloved late character actor all the same.

Fox does thanks to the formerly great director’s masterful work on Back to the Future, one of only a handful of movies that are legitimately perfect, and could not be improved in any way.

An abrasive husband who can't hold down a job and is physically and verbally abusive to his wife, comes home to tell his wife that he has lost his job again. June 15, 1991. The Trap An abrasive husband comes home to tell his wife that he has lost his job again.

That’s particularly true if you owe your movie stardom to Robert Zemeckis, as “The Trap” director and bit player Michael J. Indebted unhappy married couple, Lou and Irene, commit a life insurance fraud. I also like the twist ending this episode has even with the brilliant line spoke by Lou. The twist, such as it is, in “The Trap” is that when an apoplectic Lou comes back to the States post-surgery to confront his wife and brother he discovers that they’re now married and pretend not to know who he is.

As the episode opens, Lou has just been fired from what appears to be an endless succession of menial jobs he lost quickly for very good reasons.

Lou's brother Billy helps him fake his death and leave for Mexico. It’s easy to see why. “This site was founded on the conviction that if I had complete creative freedom, I could create something special and rare in this crazy-making world of ours.

Michael J Fox (Who makes a cameo in the trial scene) does a nice directorial job with this episode and co-stars Principle Strikland himself James Tolkan and Carrol Baker. Comic Source. Buy My Book!


Calling his coroner brother over, he tells them his plan to fake his own death and collect his half a million dollar policy.

Like most “funny” episodes of Tales From the Crypt, “The Trap” is not subtle or sophisticated.

Airdate. Shock SuspenStories #18. By employing humor of a cartoonish variety, “The Trap” accentuates the hyperbolic circumstances surrounding Lou’s predicament.

Also, City Slickers 2: The Search for Curly’s Gold wouldn’t even be released for another couple of years but I guess the seed for it had already been planted in Kirby’s mind. Calling his coroner brother over, he tells them his plan to fake his own death and collect his half a million dollar life insurance policy. Cast: Teri Garr, Bruno Kirby, Bruce McGill, James Tolkan, Carroll Baker, John Kassir, Carlos Lacamara, Michael J. Fox makes an appearance as prosecutor, The poll was created at 22:02 on February 24, 2020, and so far. Fox starred in.

How could anything go wrong? Having been fired from his pizza delivery job, Lou Paloma (Bruce McGill)—an abrasive, unmotivated man—decides to take advantage of his life insurance policy; but must pretend to be a murder victim in order to do so.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. “The Trap” is a clever but deeply flawed Tales from the Crypt episode. He refuses.

Guest starring Michael J. Season. Calling his coroner brother over, he tells them his plan to fake his own death and collect his half a million dollar life insurance policy. Add the first question.


She and Kirby are easy to buy as bullied and tormented everyday people who see an opportunity to end the abuse and enrich themselves in the process and go for it.