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Battleground 

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

Director:

Brian Henson

Writers:

Richard Christian Matheson (teleplay), Stephen King (short story)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
William Hurt ... Jason Renshaw
Bruce Spence ... Hans Morris
Mia Sara ... Beautiful Passenger
Krista Vendy ... Front Desk Clerk
Lynda Kinkade Lynda Kinkade ... CNN Anchor
Enrico Mammarella ... Guard #1
Brad McMurray ... Guard #2
Jackie Kelleher ... Hans Morris' Mother
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

None

Release Date:

12 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode was based on "Battlegrounds", a short story by Stephen King. It was first published in the September 1972 issue of Cavalier magazine, and later collected in King's 1978 collection Night Shift. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Version of Srazhenie (1986) See more »

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Some of the best TV I've ever seen
26 February 2010 | by diana-2See 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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