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Nightmare Cafe 

Frank Nolan and Fay Peronivic find themselves in a mysterious all-night café following a brush with death, but they soon learn that they did, in fact, die, and have been brought back to ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jack Coleman ...  Frank Nolan 6 episodes, 1992
Lindsay Frost ...  Fay Peronivic 6 episodes, 1992
Robert Englund ...  Blackie 6 episodes, 1992
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Storyline

Frank Nolan and Fay Peronivic find themselves in a mysterious all-night café following a brush with death, but they soon learn that they did, in fact, die, and have been brought back to life by the café. Frank and Fay are given the opportunity to correct something in their lives that went wrong the first time, and upon their success, they stay on as the café's new cook and waitress. With the aid of Blackie, the enigmatic owner of the café, Frank and Fay find themselves dispensing hot coffee, daily specials, justice, and second chances to the many imperiled and troubled souls that the café is somehow able to attract, as it travels from place to place. Written by Carson Maynard <haem@lys.vnet.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le bar de l'angoisse See more »

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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show stopped filming due to the writers strike. It never got back into production. See more »

Quotes

[opening sequence for all but first episode]
Blackie: Touch that remote and you die!
[image jumps three times as if someone changing channels, but it's the same show]
Blackie: Now that I've got your attention, here's the deal. See those two people? That's Frank, and that's Fay. Strangers when they met, turns out they've got a lot in common. Both died on the same night, both ended up in the same body of water, and both took refuge in the same all-night cafe. Me, I run the place. Name's Blackie. Been here from the ...
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Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Pitch (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Where or When
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Sue Raney
Arranged by Peter Matz
Published by Chappel & Co
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"Touch that remote, and you die."
8 April 2001 | by TicsSee all my reviews

The tv-series Nightmare Cafe was one of my favourite shows when I saw it by mistake one saturday night. Great characters and one of my at the time favourite actors, Robert Englund as a mentor figure helping the dead man and woman to help other lost souls. Funny, imaginative and with this nice everyday halloween scare to it. But not totally satisfying, mostly because the possibilities are not explored enough. Except for that Nightmare Cafe is one fine treat.


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