The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
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Still Life/The Little People of Killany Woods/The Misfortune Cookie 

In STILL LIFE, Dan Arnold discovers that an antique camera used on an Amazon expedition decades earlier yields mysterious photos inside. THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF KILLANY WOODS deals with pub ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carradine ... Daniel Arnold (segment "Still Life")
Marilyn Jones Marilyn Jones ... Becky Arnold (segment "Still Life")
John Carradine ... Prof. Alex Stottel (segment "Still Life")
Robert Morris Robert Morris ... Curacai (segment "Still Life")
Hamilton Camp ... Liam O'Shaughnessy (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
Michael Alldredge ... Mike Mulvaney (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
James Scally James Scally ... Kelly (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
Tim Donahue Tim Donahue ... Eddie Donovan (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
Anthony Palmer Anthony Palmer ... McGinty (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
Hal Landon Jr. ... O'Dell (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods") (as Hal Landon)
Pat Crawford Brown ... Mrs. Finnegan (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
Elliott Gould ... Harry Folger (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
Bennett Ohta Bennett Ohta ... Mr. Lee (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
Caroline Lagerfelt ... April Hamilton (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
Frederick Coffin ... Max (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")


In STILL LIFE, Dan Arnold discovers that an antique camera used on an Amazon expedition decades earlier yields mysterious photos inside. THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF KILLANY WOODS deals with pub regulars who are skeptical when the town drunk claims to have seen leprechauns in a nearby forest. THE MISFORTUNE COOKIE lands on the plate of arrogant food critic Harry Folger when he writes a negative review of Mr. Lee's Chinese restaurant without tasting the food first. Written by Anonymous

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3 January 1986 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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John Carradine (Professor Alex Stottel) was the father of Robert Carradine (Daniel Arnold). See more »


Harry Folger: In the arena of restaurant criticism, there is only "excellent" and "poor". There's no such thing as "fair".
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Past Amazon ghost brought to life by camera?/aliens in woods?/A cookie of misfortune!
25 January 2008 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

This is episode 14 of "The New Twilight Zone" from the 1985-1986 CBS series. It featured three segments the first "Still Life" a neat and clever tale, second "Little People of Killany Woods" an Irish alien tale and best and last "The Misfortune Cookie" "Still Life" involves a couple that's just moved who recover many old and antique house items come across an old style camera. And the husband played by Robert Carradine discovers that photos of a 1913 Amazon expedition is present inside of the camera. Only oddly these old warriors come to life out of the camera and attack! The trick and only way to get rid of them is flash and snapshot them by flashing the ancient camera and taking pictures! Really a neat and good concept story.

The worst and second story is a drag simply about an Irish pub that does the typical bar stuff like talking, drinking, and grieving only to discover the rumor is true that little men alien like live in their woods. It's rightfully titled "Little People of Killany Woods".

Last and best episode of revenge for the fact that it brings moral justice. Titled "The Misfortune Cookie" stars movie and TV veteran Elliott Gould as Harry Folger an arrogant and crude rude food critic who trashes the ingredients and menus in his newspaper column. Yet as one sees in life you meet your match when eating at a Chinese place and after giving it a bad review, the fortune cookie he receives at last turns out to be a misfortune! Really well done a great twist of revenge and karma! This episode alone makes it worth a watch.

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