Night Gallery

Season 2 Episode 55

Dead Weight

Aired Unknown Feb 09, 1972 on NBC
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Dead Weight
A gangster on the lam engages the services of a compliant exporter.

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  • Mr. Bullivant guarantees to get escaping criminals out of the country - but he doesn't say in what form...

    A very brief episode in which a gangster who has murdered several people (including a child) during a $250,000 bank robbery tries to get out of the country with the help of a slightly mysterious exporter. Old Mr. Bullivant seems a nice old guy, proud of his 47 years of providing a service to the underworld; we fear that the twitchy, nasty hoodlum (somewhat over-acted by Bobby Darin) might kill him before fleeing to South America. But Bullivant's a businessman - and tougher than he seems. Jack Albertson's usual air of affable, avuncular solicitude makes the closing moments of this predictable but quite satisfying tale all the more effective.moreless
James Metropole

James Metropole

Delivery Boy

Guest Star

Jack Albertson

Jack Albertson

O. Bullivant

Guest Star

Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin


Special Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Host: Here we have a cameo dandy. Problem: how to flee the coop. How to make tracks away from the police and unhappy peers. Ship out to safer climes. The story of a chap, who, if he had it to do over again, would have remained where he was. He finds out that he is precisely what is the title of the picture, Dead Weight.

    • Bullivant: Two bank guards, one teller, and a six-year-old child. I suppose the child was necessary?
      Landau: He got in the way of a bullet. What was I supposed to do, whistle it back? There was lead flying all over the place. Besides, what was a kid his age doing on the street at ten o'clock in the morning? Why wasn't he in school where he belonged? Why wasn't he in school?
      Bullivant: Well, I guess that'll teach the little rascal not to play hooky.

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