Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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Miscalculation 

Nerdy collegiate Phil unsuccessfully tries every trick in the book to meet girls. Then he discovers a potion that makes gorgeous magazine pin-ups spring to life. Unfortunately, he can't ... See full summary »

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Phil
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Angela
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Bert (as Jeffrey Jay Cohen)
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Ms. Allure
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Ms. Eyeful
Catherine Gilmour ...
Ms. Awesome
Elisabeth de Turenne ...
Ms. Laura
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Miss Crowningshield
Wynonna Smith ...
Cashier
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Mousy Girl
Harry Woolf ...
Dr. Blitz
Al Lampkin ...
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Nerdy collegiate Phil unsuccessfully tries every trick in the book to meet girls. Then he discovers a potion that makes gorgeous magazine pin-ups spring to life. Unfortunately, he can't guess the right ratio to use, so his experiments backfire in a freaky way. Written by Anonymous

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29 September 1986 (USA)  »

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This episode by inspired by a story from the EC Comics magazine Weird Tales #15 (September/October 1952) entitled "Miscalculation". See more »

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References Miami Vice (1984) See more »

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Addicted to Love
Written by Robert Palmer
Performed by Robert Palmer
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Great Story
30 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Excellent story told on video. Presented in the true spirit of Amazing stories, that is, the story has many twists and presents true fiction just outside the bounds of reality. I enjoyed this episode a lot. The story starts out slow and believable but turns to fiction rapidly. The viewer is left thinking what will happen next. Directors did a wonderful job of staging this episode with live action characters even though the subject material is not completely believable. This episode is one of my favorites but not necessarily the best of the Amazing Stories series. I was a big fan of the series when it first came out. I was particularly attracted to the opening sequence filled with computer graphics. That graphics was groundbreaking animation for its day and holds my interest today. Spielberg and his staff are at their best in presenting this series.


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