Essential Viewing | "The Twilight Zone" - Dealer's Choice

How much talent can one 22 minute segment of a 1-hour television anthology series contain? Check out this must-see episode of "The Twilight Zone" (the vastly underrated mid-80s reboot of the show) directed by Wes Craven and starring the likes of M. Emmett Walsh, the great Garrett Morris, the always classic Dan Hedaya (in what might be his most overlooked performance ever) and a pre-but-on-the-cusp-of-celebrity Morgan Freeman. The segment is entitled "Dealer's Choice" and it originally aired on the CBS network back in November of 1985. What we have going on here in this episode is a friendly game of poker, so it seems, but one of the players may not be who he he says he is.

Dramatic, at times a little sad, and often quite funny (how Garrett Morris never became a bigger star I'll never know) "Dealer's Choice" is vintage 80s television at its very best. Check it out.