TALES FROM THE CRYPT "The Assassin"

4/29/1995. HBO and Fox. Day and time vary. 1/2 hour.
Season 6 of 6. Episode 74.
Horror anthology.
Code: TFC 4/1995

PLOT

A suburban housewife’s home is invaded by a CIA cleanup squad planning to kill her and her husband.

CREDITS

Writer: Scott Nimerfro
Director: Martin van Hasselberg

CAST

Shelley Hack as Janet McKay
Chelsea Field as Simone Bardou
Jonathan Banks as William, one of the support team for the agent in charge.
Marshall Teague
Corey Feldman as Todd

BAD GUY

Presumably legally sanctioned but assisting in an assassination.

CHARACTER

He enjoys his work, singing and humming while preparing to cut up body. Eats healthy (carrot sticks.) Admires home decor. Attends some unnamed self-help group. Keeps up with the news.

COSTUME

Our two cleanup men are dressed similarly, in business attire--blue long-sleeved shirts, dark pants, dark ties. Preparing to dispose of the body JB adds a big yellow plastic apron and safety glasses.

DEATH SCENE

Killed with a high-heeled shoe, in the bathroom.

LINES

"Now, I beg your pardon, but who is stuck with whom here?"

"You know, I would very much like to make my twelve-step program tonight."

(Making joke about getting on with body disposal) "Chop-chop!"

SCREEN TIME

3 scenes, throughout.

WORKED WITH

Chelsea Field (FLP 5/1996)