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The Twilight Zone: Future Trade

A man swaps his life with someone else.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x20
Production Number: 121
Airdate: Wednesday November 27th, 2002

Director: Bob Balaban
Writer: Clyde Hayes

  • Currently 5.5/10
5.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Frank WhaleyFrank Whaley
As Martin Donnor
Dean WintersDean Winters
As Mr. Gordon
Sofia MilosSofia Milos
As Francesca

Co-Guest Stars
June B. WildeJune B. Wilde
As Mrs. Decker
Cam CroninCam Cronin
As Skip Rollins (as Cameron Cronin)
David Kaye (1)David Kaye (1)
As Mr. Cromwell
Leanne AdachiLeanne Adachi
As Receptionist
Main Cast


At home, Martin Donnor is fixing a light in his study as his wife Carroll screams at him. The light comes loose from the ceiling and Martin throws it away while his wife reminds him of everything else he has to do. Martin logs onto his computer and gets a popup ad about a company named Future Trade, which offers him the chance to get a new life. Martin closes the ad and goes back to his family...

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Episode Quotes
Host: (opening narration) Martin Donnor doesn't realize it yet, but he's just been offered the deal of a lifetime. All he has to do is walk through a door and into The Twilight Zone.

Host: (closing narration) Next time somebody offers you a deal too good to be true, make sure you read the fine print. Especially when that deal is brokered in The Twilight Zone.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
Executive ProducerJohn Watson  |  Pen Densham  |  Ira Steven Behr
Co-Executive ProducerBrent V. Friedman  |  John Peter Kousakis
Co-ProducerPatrice Allen  |  Anne Tabor
Consulting ProducerForest Whitaker  |  Frederick Rappaport  |  James Crocker
Production DesignerMark S. Freeborn
EditorAlan Shefland
CastingLiz Melcher  |  Holly Powell  |  Tami Nasu  |  Michelle Allen  |  Lisa Ratke  |  Helen Diament
First Assistant DirectorGreg Zenon
Second Assistant DirectorKathy Houghton
MusicMark Snow  |  Marius Constant  |  Jonathan Davis (1)
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Camera OperatorNeil Seale
Set DecoratorMark Lane
Location ManagerBill Burns (2)  |  Michael C. Young
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Construction CoordinatorMike Rennison
Production Sound MixerMichael Williamson (3)
Script SupervisorHelga Ungurait
Production CoordinatorJennifer Metcalf  |  Susan Crawford
Script CoordinatorKurt A. Langenhahn
Assistant EditorDino Delorenzo  |  Dana Shockley
Post Production SupervisorRuth Hawryluk  |  Adam Mann  |  Nancy Valle
Supervising Sound EditorMark Kamps
Re-Recording MixerCraig M. Otte  |  Gary Montgomery
GafferJeffrey Pentecost
OtherMatt Gore (Visual Effects Supervisor)  |  James W. Riley (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Director of PhotographyRick Maguire
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Art DirectorCatherine Ircha
Post Production CoordinatorStephanie Thompson
Production ManagementPatrice Allen
Special EffectsBob Comer  |  Dan Keeler
Executive Story EditorChristopher Mack (2)
Key Makeup ArtistYvonne Weber
Production AccountantDebera Barager
Post Production EditorGary McFarland
Key HairstylistDanna Rutherford
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJayne Bieber
Warning: The Twilight Zone season 1 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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