Kid keeps crap, adult sells as treasure
January 4, 2013 11:00 AM   Subscribe

Probably extremely easy movie identification question: A genie or something similar tells a kid to hold on to all the toys and collectibles of his youth (rather than leaving home and getting a job). The child as an adult is extremely poor and speaks to the same genie, angry for receiving such poor advice. The adult later sells his collection, becoming extremely rich and bringing delight to the community with his nostalgic toys.

It felt kind of like an episode from Creepshow or Outer Limits and was probably filmed in the late 80s or early 90s. It's possibly from a TV show rather than a movie.
posted by 2bucksplus to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
Best answer: "Gather ye Acorns", an episode of Amazing Stories.
posted by griphus at 11:04 AM on January 4, 2013 [4 favorites]

Response by poster: Thanks!
posted by 2bucksplus at 11:07 AM on January 4, 2013

If you haven't watched much of it, you ought. It's a really well-produced anthology series.
posted by griphus at 11:28 AM on January 4, 2013

Especially the World War II episode "The Mission."
posted by steinsaltz at 11:41 AM on January 4, 2013

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