Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King

Season 1 Episode 3

Umney's Last Case

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jul 19, 2006 on TNT



  • Trivia

    • When he goes to bed at the start of the episode, Mr Umney sets his alarm for 6 o'clock. We then see a shot of the clock turning with the alarm set to 10 o'clock. And although the hands are turning fast, the second hand isn't moving.

    • Danny's tombstone says 1994-1999, which makes him 5 years old at his time of death. But Clyde read the story on Sam's laptop and later said that he was 6 years old.

    • Clyde says "As they say in your world, I'm the Man." But how did he know what they said in Sam's world? He didn't have any knowledge of the real world, other than what Sam told him.

  • Quotes

    • Clyde: Tell me what's going on here?
      Sam: You're beginning to know, aren't you?
      Clyde: Maybe I don't know my dad's name or my mom's name or the first girl I went to bed with because... you don't know. Is that it?
      Sam: You're getting warm.
      Clyde: You don't just own this building. You own everything.
      Sam: Hot, hot, hot. Hot as a hot potato.

    • Clyde: What's a Sony? Some sort of a side dish you get with a Reebok dinner?
      Sam: It's a Japanese electronics company.
      Clyde: Oh, now you're kidding me, mister. The Japs cant even make a wind-up toy.
      Sam: Not now.

  • Notes

    • Differences from the original work: several added sequences with Umney solving cases. Several scenes of Umney's realization that something is going wrong with his world are deleted, including the newsboy Peoria getting money from the lottery. In the story, the Demmicks never appear. Umney discovers the Demmicks are dead after talking to Landry initially, then Landry meets with him again at the Demmicks before moving them to Umney's office. All references to Landry having shingles are removed. Landry's son dies in a pool accident rather than by AIDS from a blood transfusion. Entirely new scenes added after the point where the original story ends with Umney in the real world, including an extended sequence with Linda and the pool girl. Several scenes of Landry as a detective in his new office. Linda kills herself after Umney's arrival in the real world, while in the story she killed herself before Landry takes over Umney's life.

  • Allusions