Red Buckley is a natural red head in search of a one-of-a-kind black pearl. He gets a job on a plantation owned by Mr. Duval where the pearl is said to be. Shown to his room in Duvall's home by Peligre, he finds a ram head behind the door. She says it is there for his protection but he demands it be removed. After spending a night with Duvall's girlfriend, Kathrine, they decide to become partners in stealing the pearl. Waking up to find a dying chicken in his bed, Peligre warns him that Kathrine is dangerous. Is she or is Peligre the dangerous one? Will he get the pearl?
Did You Know?
The title is based on the term "dead weight" which is the extra weight on a machine part that lowers its performance when not in use such as the weight from a rocket engine that has used up all its fuel and no longer propels the rocket. See more
A word of advice, Red: Don't get old. There's no fun in it.
References The Color Purple
Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman See more