Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories: Season 1

Universal (1985)
Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy
USA | English | Color | 10h 21min

Explore Steven Spielberg's imaginative mind in this classic series of incredible tales.

Amazing Stories is an incredible collection of short tales from the creative mind of Steven Spielberg. Most episodes ran in a half-hour time slot, with only a few going longer than that. In spite of the brevity of the show, each episode packs in a well-developed story, along with some subtle commentaries on human nature and morality.

Cast View all

Lisa Jane Persky Shirley Crater
Tom Willett Funeral Director
Douglas Seale Mike Malloy
Royal Dano Elmer Quick
Gary Riley Jimmy
Charles Nelson Reilly Father McClintley
Eda Reiss Merin Dora
Pamela Guest Assistant Director
Ben Kronen Bald Man
Joyce Van Patten Eva
Matthew Laborteaux Andy
George Jenesky Gas Station Attendant
Jonathan Luria Officer Montgomery
Larry Spinak Arnold Skamp
James Cromwell Francis
Harvey Keitel Byron Sullivan
Kiefer Sutherland Static
Kevin Costner Captain
Joe Pantoliano Joe
Forest Whitaker Jerry
Drew Barrymore Girl on Train
Tim Robbins Jordan's Phantom
Seth Green Lance Paxton
John Lithgow John Walters
Charlie Sheen Casey

Crew View all

Director Peter Hyams
Steven Spielberg
Clint Eastwood
Matthew Robbins
Joe Dante
Thomas Carter
Timothy Hutton
Burt Reynolds
Irvin Kershner
Phil Joanou
Bob Balaban
Lesli Linka Glatter
Michael D. Moore
Joan Darling
Norman Reynolds
Writer Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Steven Spielberg, Paul Bartel, Mick Garris, Brad Bird, Menno Meyjes, Richard Matheson, Gail Parent, Earl Pomerantz, Josh Brand, John Falsey, Kevin Parent, Michael De Guzman, Douglas Lloyd McIntosh
Producer Steven Spielberg, Steve Starkey, Josh Brand, Stephen Semel, John Falsey, David E. Vogel, Skip Lusk
Photography Allen Daviau, John McPherson, Robert M. Stevens
Musician John Williams, Georges Delerue, Lennie Niehaus, Michael Kamen, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Kenneth Wannberg, Bruce Broughton, David Shire, Billy Goldenberg, Craig Safan, Steve Dorff, Thomas Newman, Jonathan Tunick, Pat Metheny

Episodes View details

1 Ghost Train 30 min | Sep 28, 1985

Train of ages past are about to crash into the present world of a young boy.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Frank Deese
2 The Main Attraction 30 min | Oct 05, 1985

A high scholl footbal player ins magnetised by a fallen meteorite...

Director: Steven Spielberg, Matthew Robbins
Writer: Brad Bird
3 Alamo Jobe 30 min | Oct 19, 1985

A young messenger during the fight of the Alamo is transported to twentieth century San Antonio.

Director: Steven Spielberg, Michael D. Moore
Writer: Joshua Brand, John Falsey
4 Mummy, Daddy 30 min | Oct 26, 1985

An actor, Harold, who stars in a mummy film finds himself in serious trouble from frightened people when he leaves the set in full costume to reach his pregnant wife who is about to give birth. Unfortunately, matters become even more complicated when a local mummy, Ra Amin Kamin, comes to life and starts trying to kill harold. In the end, Harold gets to the hospital in time and Ra Amin Kamin finds himself the new star of the movie...

Director: Steven Spielberg, William Dear
Writer: Earl Pomerantz
5 The Mission 30 min | Nov 03, 1985

During World War II, men in a air force bomber are caught in a no win scenario when their belly gunner (an amateur artist) is trapped in his seat and the plane has no wheels for landing.

Director: Steven Spielberg, Steven Spielberg
Writer: Menno Meyjes
6 The Amazing Falsworth 30 min | Nov 05, 1985

A psychic showman realizes that during a performance that someone in the audience wants to commit murder. Frightened, he calls the police, and the detective shows up to investigate.

Director: Peter Hyams, Steven Spielberg
Writer: Mick Garris, Menno Meyjes
7 Fine Tuning 30 min | Nov 10, 1985

A teenager, Andy, is working on a science project to intercept distant television signals and inadvertently ties into a series of alien broadcasts - the aliens have copied old b&w TV shows such as ""I Love Lucy."" Andy and his friends tune in on a newscast saying three alien explorers are travelling to Earth on an expedition to meet their inspiration. Andy and his friends find the aliens, who easily stand out. Andy and the others take the three aliens on a tour of Hollywood, but they are disappointed to find that they can't bring anyone (such as Milton Berle) back with them. Finally Andy digs up some aging vaudeville entertainers from a retirement home who are glad to go back with the aliens and entertainment them they way they enjoy.

Director: Peter Hyams, Steven Spielberg, Donald Petrie, Bob Balaban
Writer: Mick Garris, Joshua Brand, Earl Pomerantz, John Falsey
8 Mr. Magic 30 min | Nov 17, 1985

A fading illusionist has a last shot at greatness thanks to a deck of magic playing cards.

Director: Steven Spielberg, Donald Petrie, Bob Balaban
Writer: Joshua Brand, Earl Pomerantz, John Falsey
9 Guilt Trip 30 min | Dec 01, 1985

The emotion Guilt feels overworked. He takes a vacation cruise and falls for the emotion Love.

Director: Peter Hyams, Steven Spielberg, Donald Petrie, Burt Reynolds
Writer: Mick Garris, Joshua Brand, Gail Parent, John Falsey, Kevin Parent
10 Remote Control Man 30 min | Dec 08, 1985

A henpecked man finds comfort in a unique television set that bring lifelike images to him.

Director: Steven Spielberg, Bob Clark, Burt Reynolds
Writer: Gail Parent, Kevin Parent, Douglas Lloyd McIntosh
11 Santa '85 30 min | Dec 15, 1985

A little boy helps Santa when the legendary man is thrown in jail while delivering presents.

Director: Steven Spielberg, Bob Clark, Phil Joanou
Writer: Joshua Brand, John Falsey, Douglas Lloyd McIntosh
12 Vanessa in the Garden 30 min | Dec 29, 1985

When an artist is devasted by the death of his wife, hew finds a way for her to live on in his painting.

Director: Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Phil Joanou
Writer: Steven Spielberg, Joshua Brand, John Falsey
13 The Sitter 30 min | Jan 05, 1986

Two young boys get the best of every sitter in town, until they meet one who uses voodoo to settle them down.

Director: Clint Eastwood, Joshua Brand, John Falsey, Joan Darling
Writer: Steven Spielberg
14 No Day at the Beach 30 min | Jan 12, 1986

A GI tries to be a hero during an amphibious assault in Italy during World War II.

Director: Steven Spielberg, Lesli Linka Glatter, Joshua Brand, John Falsey, Joan Darling
15 One For the Road 30 min | Jan 19, 1986

During the Depression, several bar patrons hope to get insurance money by tricking a man into signing an policy with the hope that he will drink himself to death.

Director: Steven Spielberg, Thomas Carter, Lesli Linka Glatter
Writer: James D. Bissell
16 Gather Ye Acorns 30 min | Feb 02, 1986

On the advice form a mysterious little man, an 18-year-old boy begins to collects rare comics and toys. When he sells them as an old man, the gains wealth and happiness.

Director: Steven Spielberg, Thomas Carter, Norman Reynolds
Writer: Stu Krieger, James D. Bissell
17 Boo! 30 min | Feb 16, 1986

Ghosts in an attic try to get rid of a couple who move into their house.

Director: Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, Norman Reynolds
Writer: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Stu Krieger
18 Dorothy and Ben 30 min | Mar 02, 1986

After 40 years in a coma, Ben Dumpfy awakens and discovers that he can communicate with a seven-year-old girl who is in a coma after a bike accident.

Director: Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, Thomas Carter
Writer: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Michael De Guzman
19 Mirror, Mirror 30 min | Mar 09, 1986

A popular horror novelist is terrorized by a strange figure in his bathroom mirror.

Director: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Thomas Carter
Writer: Joseph Minion, Michael De Guzman
Guest stars: Miroir, Miroir
20 Secret Cinema 30 min | Apr 05, 1986

A young woman believes that her mother, her fiance, and her psychiatrist are secretly filming her life.

Director: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Paul Bartel
Writer: Paul Bartel, Joseph Minion
Guest stars: Miroir, Miroir
21 Hell Toupee 30 min | Apr 12, 1986

A new toupee causes a man to feel an urge to kill the first lawyer he sees.

Director: Paul Bartel, Irvin Kershner
Writer: Paul Bartel, Gail Parent, Kevin Parent
22 The Doll 30 min | May 03, 1986

A lonely bachelor is fascinated by a doll he bought for his niece.

Director: Irvin Kershner, Phil Joanou
Writer: Richard Matheson, Gail Parent, Kevin Parent
23 One For the Books 30 min | May 10, 1986

An elderly custodian suddenly gains incredible knowledge.

Director: Phil Joanou, Lesli Linka Glatter, Richard Matheson
Writer: Richard Matheson
24 Grandpa's Ghost 30 min | May 24, 1986

A man tries to reconcile his grandmother with the death of his grandpa. The ghost of the old man only appears in the presence of his wife.

Director: Timothy Hutton, Timothy Hutton, Lesli Linka Glatter, Richard Matheson
Writer: Richard Matheson, Michael De Guzman
25 Grandpa's Ghost 30 min | May 24, 1986

A man tries to reconcile his grandmother with the death of his grandpa. The ghost of the old man only appears in the presence of his wife.

Director: Timothy Hutton
Writer: Michael De Guzman


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