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Amazing Stories 

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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors made guest appearances.
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2   1  
1987   1986   1985  
Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Charles Durning ...  Assistant to the Boss / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Douglas Seale ...  Mike Malloy / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Louis Giambalvo ...  Dr. Templeton / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Sharon Spelman ...  Mom / ... 2 episodes, 1986
J.J. Cohen ...  Bert / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Paul Bartel ...  Detective Watts / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Jeff Cohen ...  Eddie / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Dana Gladstone ...  George Gershwin / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Taliesin Jaffe ...  Mark / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Tracey Walter ...  Blaze / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Joshua Rudoy ...  Billy / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Royal Dano ...  Elmer Quick / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Rick Andosca Rick Andosca ...  Haller / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Gregory Wagrowski Gregory Wagrowski ...  Ben Oltman / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Fredric Cook ...  Dr. Wittenberg / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Brad Bird ...  Family Dog / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1987
Arnold Johnson Arnold Johnson ...  Johnny / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
JoAnn Willette ...  Angela / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Gary Riley ...  Jimmy / ... 2 episodes, 1985
Billy Beck ...  Caretaker / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
John McCook ...  Jerry Lane / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Michael Horse ...  Indian / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Larry Spinak Larry Spinak ...  Arnold Skamp / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Jed Mills ...  Marshall / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Jonathan Luria Jonathan Luria ...  Cameraman / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Ben Kronen Ben Kronen ...  Bald Man / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Pamela Guest ...  Assistant Director / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Lynn Kuratomi Lynn Kuratomi ...  Nurse #2 / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ...  Gas Station Attendant / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Wade Mayer Wade Mayer ...  Airline Representative #2 / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Eve Smith Eve Smith ...  Old Woman 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Priscilla Pointer ...  Lady on Train / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1987
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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors made guest appearances.

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As one experience ends... Another adventure begins. See more »


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Trivia

"*batteries not included (1987)" was originally intended to be an episode of this series, until Steven Spielberg decided to expand it into a feature film. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Amazing Tails (1987) See more »

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One of the best!
20 October 2002 | by sowmaSee all my reviews

ever since the sci-fi revival started, i've been wondering if they would ever try another crack at the amazing stories series. i don't know if anyone has seen the new twilight zone series or any of these other 'hack' type shows... but when i think about the best shows since the original twilight zone and outer limits (which are THE BEST) this series is the best thing to happen since those shows went off the air. writing, acting, production value (for its day) are all way above the mark of anything to happen since. the only other show that i remember being EXCELLENT is the short lived jim henson show- and i can't even remember its name. this show along with northen exposure, star trek tng, and a very, very select few make up the creme of the crop of shows since the 80's. oh yeah, of course the x-files had some 'amazing stories-esque' episodes, but 'amazing' was and is the only true modern fantasy series of greatness!!!!!!!! yay!


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Official Sites:

Sci Fi Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(45 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby (1986-1987)| Stereo (1985-1986)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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