Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King: Season 1, Episode 1

Battleground (12 Jun. 2006)

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An assassin is besieged in his apartment by an Army of toy soldiers after killing their maker.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jason Renshaw
Hans Morris
Beautiful Passenger
Front Desk Clerk
Lynda Kinkade ...
CNN Anchor
Guard #1
Guard #2
Jackie Kelleher ...
Hans Morris' Mother


In Dallas, the hit man Jason Renshaw breaks in the headquarter of a toys company and kills Hans Morris, the manufacturer and owner of the company. He returns to his fancy apartment in San Francisco, and later he receives a package of toys with soldiers, helicopters and heavy weapon. Suddenly he is attacked by the commando, and he tries to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The "Zuni Fetish Doll" from Dan Curtis' TV movie Trilogy of Terror (1975) makes a very brief appearance at 38:45. See more »


In "Battleground", during the battle between the main character and the toy soldiers, two soldiers are shown with a LAW, one loading it. All forms of the LAW are one-shot throw-a-way weapons and are not reloadable. See more »


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Some of the best TV I've ever seen
26 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No dialogue and no commercial interruptions... How much better can it get?! This was some of the best TV I have ever seen! I was wowed by the suspense, William Hurt's presence and the fascinating toy soldiers.

William Hurt has aged and I couldn't take my eyes off him. His face was an enigma itself. He's a hardened hit-man who has to outsmart some tiny, but committed adversaries, and one just can't figure out how it will end up.

The most amazing part was watching a TV show with no dialogue! All action! William Hurt, fine actor that he is, is just the perfect choice for such a difficult role.

I wish there were more shows like this, but, sadly, there haven't been. Thank you, Stephen King!

But all I can say is thank goodness William Hurt is back!

BTW, his IMDb biography is missing all the interesting parts of his life. I heard him on a radio interview the other day, and I think his life story would make one hell of a book! He was reticent to talk about himself but what did come out was FASCINATING!

Give us more, Bill!

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