|Air date||April 21st, 1990|
|Writers||Michael Taav; Richard Tuggle|
|Producers||Richard Donner; Joel Silver; Robert Zemeckis; David Giler; Walter Hill; William Teitler; Charles Skouras, III|
|Starring||John Kassir; William Hickey; Rick Rossovich; Kelly Preston; Roy Brocksmith; Ian Abercrombie|
"The Switch" is the second episode of season two of the horror anthology series Tales from the Crypt and the eighth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger and written by Michael Taav and Richard Tuggle. It first aired on HBO on April 21st, 1990. In this episode, actor William Hickey plays Carlton Webster, a wealthy and eccentric old man who has fallen in love with a much younger woman. In order to be more physically appealing to her, he engages in a process that transplants his mind into the body of a younger, well-built, handsome man.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Cast[edit | edit source]
|John Kassir||The Crypt Keeper|
|William Hickey||Carlton Webster|
|Rick Rossovich||Hans/Younger Carlton|
|J. Patrick McNamara||Doctor Thorne|
|Renata Scott||Female patient|
|Franco Columbu||Doctor's assistant|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This episode is available on disc one of the Tales from the Crypt: The Complete Second Season DVD collection.
- This episode marks the directorial debut of bodybuilder, actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger is best known for his action/sci-fi roles of the 1980s and 1990s, particularly his contributions to the Conan, Predator and Terminator franchises. Schwarzenegger played the role of Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer" in the 1987 sci-fi/horror movie Predator.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger also has a cameo appearance as an ex-con, but is uncredited in the episode in this capacity.
- He also played himself training the Crypt Keeper in the beginning.
- He also directed the episode.
- Future Xena: Warrior Princess actress Renée O'Connor plays a waitress in this episode, but her scenes were deleted from the final broadcast.
- Actor Franco Columbu is uncredited in this episode.
- Actor Mark Pellegrino will go on to play several key villain roles in horror-themed projects. He plays Lucifer Morningstar in several episodes of the CW Network television series Supernatural. He also plays vampire police chief James Bishop in season one of the North American remake of the BBC television series Being Human.
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|Tales from the Crypt.|