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The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Fruit At the Bottom of the Bowl

A frustrated writer who killed the publisher who rejected him desperately tries to eliminate all evidence of his presence.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x1
Airdate: Saturday January 23rd, 1988

Guest Stars
Robert VaughnRobert Vaughn
As Huxley

Co-Guest Stars
Barry GreeneBarry Greene
As Gun Salesman
Wally BondarenkoWally Bondarenko
As Detective
Tom HarveyTom Harvey
As Doctor
Main Cast


A man, Acton, pulls up outside a house and watches as a couple goes inside...

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Episode Notes
Story is based on the short story "Touch And Go!" first published in Detective Book Magazine (Nov. 1948), and later published as "The Fruit At The Bottom Of The Bowl" in Bradbury's collection, The Golden Apples of the Sun (1953).

With this episode, and after a two-year delay, the series moved from HBO to USA Network for the rest of its run.

Episode Quotes
Gun Salesman: You'll be needing some of these.
Acton: Bullets?
Gun Salesman: Yeah. Works better that way.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRay Bradbury
Executive ProducerPeter Sussman  |  Larry Wilcox  |  Ray Bradbury
Co-Executive ProducerStephane Sperry  |  Pierre Bertrand-Jaume  |  Bill Allan
ProducerSeaton McLean
EditorMichael Fruet
Line ProducerJonathan Goodwill
First Assistant DirectorNeil Huhta
Second Assistant DirectorWalter Gasparovic
MusicDrew King
HairstylistDivyo Putney
Make-upJudy Murdock (2)
GripRob Cochrane  |  Bob O'Connor (2)
Key GripStretch Pamplin
Set DecoratorBill Lee (6)
Location ManagerEd Moody
Transportation CoordinatorG. Kris Hawthorne
Property MasterRobert Bartman
Script SupervisorNancy Eagles
Production CoordinatorTherese Paquette
Assistant EditorPeter Smits (2)
Re-Recording MixerJack Herren
GafferIra Cohen
Director of PhotographyBrian R. R. Hebb
Production SecretaryHeather Ross
Production ManagerLen D'agostino
Sound EditorMarta Sternberg
Sound MixerStuart French
Third Assistant DirectorStephen Janisch
Boom OperatorMoshe Saadon
Production AccountantJim Sternberg
Extras CastingRose Lewis
Best BoyEd Mikolic
Wardrobe MistressNada Healey
Still PhotographerPatrick Harbron
Second Camera AssistantTerry Gallie
1st Camera AssistantPhilippe Champion
Assistant Set DecoratorSusan Worts  |  Sheryl Thompson
Wardrobe DesignerMaya Mani
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