Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King: Season 1, Episode 4

The End of the Whole Mess (19 Jul. 2006)

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On November 25, 2011, documentary filmmaker Howard Fornoy tells the story of his family, and more specifically of his younger brother Robert. Bobby, a genius from birth, was troubled with ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Howard Fornoy
Robert Fornoy
Duke Rogers
World Health Official
Tyler Coppin ...
Richard Fornoy
India Fornoy
Bo Jerkic ...
Howie Fornoy, 5-7 years old
Bonnie Carter ...
Moderator (as Kirsty Lee)
Matthew Lombardo ...
Nicholas Mulkearns ...
Bobby Fornoy (as Nick Mulkearns)
Justina Noble ...
CNN Street Reporter
Jye O'Toole ...
Howie Fornoy, 12 years old
Greg Saunders ...
Dr. Banyard
Jake Stone ...


On November 25, 2011, documentary filmmaker Howard Fornoy tells the story of his family, and more specifically of his younger brother Robert. Bobby, a genius from birth, was troubled with the human race's violent tendencies. One day he discovers a small town in Texas with a non-existent crime rate, and he attempts to find out the cause. He finds chemicals in the local water supply that have a calming effect. In an effort to bring about world peace, he decides to spread the chemical worldwide using a volcano eruption. But Bobby's plan has effects he did not forsee. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the original story, the main character didn't film a movie to tell the story. Instead, he wrote everything in a letter. See more »


Howard Fornoy: See, guys like Bobby, they come along maybe once in a lifetime. The Da Vinci's and the Newtons. The Einsteins and the Edisons. And they all have one thing in common: they're like huge compasses swinging aimlessly for a long time. Searching for some True North. Then one day they hone in on it with fearful force.
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The Devil Is in Details
3 October 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

On 25 November 2011, the documentary filmmaker Howard Fornoy (Ron Livingston) is taping the story of his family and more specifically of his younger brother Robert (Henry Thomas), the Messiahs. Bobby was a genius since he was born and in his adulthood he is anguished with the wars and violence of the human race. When he finds that in the small town of Las Plata in the violent Texas is a peaceful place, he researches and finds some chemicals in the local water that calms down people. He decides to spread out through the world using the blowup of a volcano and succeeds in his intent, being worldwide acclaimed. However, the unexpected collateral effect of the substance transforms the population in fools with Alzheimer.

"The End of the Whole Mess" is an original but depressing and pessimist tale. The story disclosed through the camera of a filmmaker has an optimistic beginning, supported by great cast and screenplay. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Fim da Desordem" ("The End of the Mess")

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