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A Cup of Time 

A mysterious teacup gives an elderly woman the power of eternal youth -- at a cost.


Harvey Frost (as F. Harvey Frost)


Frank Mancuso Jr. (creator), Barbara Sachs | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John D. LeMay ... Ryan Dallion (as John D. Le May)
Louise Robey Louise Robey ... Micki Foster (as Robey)
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... Jack Marshak
Hilary Shepard ... Lady Die
Maxine Miller Maxine Miller ... Birdie
Lubomir Mykytiuk ... Langley
Lisa Jakub ... Kristen
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Lieutenant Fishbein
Brian Young Brian Young ... Drifter
Ann Cornish Ann Cornish ... Sarah
Erica Wood Erica Wood ... Runaway
Timothy Burd ... Teddy (as Tim Burd)
Bruce Vavrina Bruce Vavrina ... Young Bum (as Bruce Vavarina)
Jan Filips Jan Filips ... David Kay (as Jan Fillips)
Walter Bolton Walter Bolton ... Coroner


A mysterious teacup gives an elderly woman the power of eternal youth -- at a cost.

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Release Date:

19 October 1987 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


On Kristen blanket you can see a copy of the tales from the crypt comic book. See more »


At two points, Ryan, Micki or Jack have possession of the cursed cup. But no one seems anxious to put this dangerous item into the vault and they nonchalantly leave it laying around or take it around town with them. See more »


Jack Marshak: Who ate all the chips?
Ryan: [holding up a mousetrap with a dead mouse] I think it was one of your friends.
[throws it onto the counter]
Jack Marshak: Oh, charming. Right where we cut the bread.
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not as bad as the previous episode, but almost
5 March 2009 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

A cursed teacup who chokes the life-force of those that drink from it ,via ivy, and grants it's owner rejuvenation is the evil antique this week and both Micki and Ryan believe that a new up and coming rocker has it in her possession, so they go about getting it back.

While this episode is better than "Cupid's Quiver", it's not by much as the negatives (Birdy, an elderly social worker with an unseemly crush on Jack and a 'cutesy' little homeless girl being the chief offenders) outweigh the positives (the rock version of "I'm a Little Teapot" wait maybe that could be construed as a negative too). It was nice to see Jack get more screen time in this episode. But sadly I feel the need to reiterate the show has still yet to find it's groove (it will in a few episodes though so stick with it)

My Grade:D+

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