The Big Spin 

A sleazy womanizing New York taxi driver gets a winning lottery ticket worth a million dollars but how to cash it in when it also proves that he murdered someone?


Al Waxman


Matt Dearborn (story) (as Matthew Dearborn), Maxwell Pitt




Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host (archive footage)
Erik Estrada ... Vinnie Pacelli
Kathleen Laskey ... Sandy (as Kathy Laskey)
Guylaine St-Onge ... Tanya Verushka (as Guylaine St. Onge)
Ida Carnevali Ida Carnevali ... Mrs. Rodriquez
Maria Ricossa ... Torre
Suzanne Coy ... Rhonda
Marsha Nichols Marsha Nichols ... Mrs. Gold
Dick Callahan Dick Callahan ... Sam
David Stein David Stein ... Detective Bryant
Robert Bidaman Robert Bidaman ... Detective Murphy


Vinnie Pacelli, a sleazy New York City yellow cab driver, picks up Tanya, a beautiful high-class fashion model, and immediately starts hitting on her. She refuses his advances at first but when he visits her at work to ask her out, she plays along and agrees. Vinnie also picks up an old strange praying woman who leaves behind her lottery ticket which Vinnie takes and keeps for himself. Tanya writes her address down on it for him. Meanwhile, Vinnie's caring, meekish, live-in girlfriend Sandy, a hairdressing assistant who works in an all-female hair salon, is convinced by her co-workers and her lady-boss to finally leave womanizing Vinnie. That night at Tanya's luxurious pad, Vinnie fails to perform sexually, so Tanya starts making fun of his masculinity. Humiliated, Vinnie becomes consumed by murderous rage and strangles Tanya. He goes home to his girlfriend and convinces her that three men attacked him that night, so that's why he's late and bloody. In the morning he learns that the ...

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7 January 1989 (USA) See more »

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