This is a great blog entry hence my posting. There are some great pictures of a young Jeff. -----
The Town Where No One Got Off (1986, Ray Bradbury Theater)
"The Town Where No One Got Off" stars Jeff Goldblum as an idealistic writer who, while staring out the window of a train, muses to one of the other passengers that someday he's going to get off at some random rural town and begin a new life away from big city corruption.
This prompts snorts of doubt from his fellow passenger, who more or less dares him to do just that. Goldblum calls his bluff, has the train stopped at the next little town, and disembarks.
As he strolls into town, he doesn't notice the man who was sleeping in a chair at the station is now following him at a distance.
As Goldblum walks down the barren, quiet streets, he gets the distinct feeling that this isn't exactly the friendly little town he imagined. The few people he does come into contact with have no interest in his pleasant small talk...
I won't reveal the ending, but only recommend that you see the episode, which is available on DVD in no less than three versions of Ray Bradbury Theater episode collections, found here, here or here.
The original story can be found in a number of Bradbury collections, including A Medicine for Melancholy.