Episode number: 20
First Aired: 05/31/96
Production number: SL-212
Previous Episode: Obsession
Following Episode: The Young and the Relentless
SummariesIn a San Francisco dominated by rival gangster families, the Sliders are accidentally thrust into a turf war--and the Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown of this world is the Feds No. 1 crimebuster. -Fox
In a U.S. where Prohibition was never repealed, the Sliders find themselves embroiled in a vicious struggle among warring organized-crime families, corrupt government officials and dedicated G-men--one of whom looks exactly like Rembrandt. -TV Guide
41. Litigation EarthEighty-four percent of this Earth's population has attended law school which makes fear of litigation the primary motivator of every action here. Movie critics don't even dare take a stand on whether or not Pauly Shore is this world's greatest actor or not.
Pack a bag lunch if you want to eat here. Before ordering a hamburger, fries and a cola on this Earth, you will need to present some salmonella insurance, a carbonated beverage release form, a picture ID and a note from your doctor indicating that your cholesterol count is below 200.
42. Prohibition EarthThe eighteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibited the sale of "intoxicating liquors," was never repealed on this Earth. This resulted in Al Capone and other members of organized crime continuing to gain money and power by bootlegging alcohol and setting up casino gambling empires. The San Francisco skyline of this Earth looks somewhat similar to that of our Las Vegas--neon everywhere.
The power of the federal government on this world has been on the decline for years, even as the regional power of various crime families grows. Nevada is controlled by the Dabelle family while the Greenfeld family controls California.
The Rembrandt Brown of this Earth is the Deputy Director of the FBI and is the head of a group of agents known simply as "The Incorruptables."
On this Earth, Mel Torme is a country western singer(!) who is currently touring with Wynonna Judd. He's also a government informant, passing along information to Deputy Director Brown.
- Early drafts of this episode were called "Gangland" and "Gangster World."
- Mel Torme is the father of Tracy Torme the Executive Producer and co-creator of SLIDERS.
CreditsTeleplay by: Scott Smith Miller Story by: Sean Clark and Scott Smith Miller Directed by: Allan Eastman Music by: Stephen Graziano Guest Cast: Donnelly Rhodes as Ben Greenfeld Sarah Strange as Leah Greenfield Benjamin Ratner as Tommy Greenfeld Venus Terzo as June Special Appearance By: Mel Torme as himself With: Clinton Derricks-Carroll as Rembrandt 2 Byron Lucas as John William Sasso as Gomez Calhoun Jano Frandsen as Joseph Biacchi Ted Cole as Agent Reid Joe Maffei as Dabelle Patriarch Russell Ferrier as Bartender Aurelio Di Nunzio as Pit Boss Doug Cameron as Maitre D'