2012-09-20 04:55:24 UTC
series "The Night Stalker" in the mid-1970s. One of the best episodes
was "The Zombie," which combines a scruffy, crusading reporter, a
gangland turf war, and a frightening Haitian corpse that won't stay
put in the cemetery.
Kolchak: "I suppose you're wondering what I'm doing here."
Crime Boss: "Hm."
Kolchak: "Well, I-I-I think, Mr. Possati ..."
Crime Boss: (deliberately, calmly) "Sposatti."
Kolchak: "Sp-sp-sposatti, of course."
Crime Boss: "I remember you. Vittorio, this is the guy that crashed my
daughter's wedding, remember? He took all those pictures!"
Thug: (looks at Kolchak) "Yeah, he's right."
Kolchak: (wide-eyed) "No, no! Horrible mistake. No, you see, you're
thinking of my brother ... uhh, SIDNEY Kolchak. He writes a society
Crime Boss: (laughs) "I remember the two-dollar hat, Kolchak. I got a
memory like a steel trap. I never forget anything. Ask Victor."
Thug: "That's right. Photographic."
Crime Boss: "Mr. Kolchak, ever been to Mercy General Hospital?
Kolchak: (wide-eyed) "No, I ... uhh ... never have."
Crime Boss: "They got a great gastrointestinal man--one of the best in
Crime Boss: "Toto Rosetti ... Vittorio, why don't you make an
appointment for Mr. Kolchak with Toto Rosetti, eh?"
Kolchak: "NO!! No-no-no!! Wait Wait!! I can tell you .. I can tell you
who's been knocking your men off! I know! I can give you a NAME."
Crime Boss: (sotto voce) "What."
Kolchak: "He's a Haitian numbers runner by the name of Francois
Kolchak: (nervous) "Why? I-I-I don't know why. How do I know why?
Maybe he ... uhhh ... got in Willy Pike's hair? and Willy Pike sent
him through the system and he got knocked off by the Musso brothers?
... I don't know ... maybe?"
Crime Boss: "Well, Mr. Kolchak, you're partially correct. But you see,
that guy now lies in St. Lucy's Cemetery ... But it was a very nice
try" (rolls the car window up on Kolchak's nose).
Kolchak: (pushing the window back down) "No-no, see ... that's where
they keep putting him. But ... I'll bet my life--and I'm not saying
that loosely, gentlemen (laughs nervously)--I will bet my life that he