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Twilight Zone (2002)

Season 1 Episode 9

The Pool Guy

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 16, 2002 on UPN
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Episode Summary

The Pool Guy
A pool maintenance man experiences such horrific nightmares of his own murder that he starts to lose his grasp of what is a dream and what is reality.

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  • Ahh, if they all were this good, this show would have stayed on the air for at least a 2nd season...

    This is one of my favorite Twilight Zone (2002) episodes. In fact this was the 1st one I watched on TV in syndication and it prompted me to watch more of this series and buy the complete season 1 DVD set. This episode features one of my all-time favorite actors Lou Diamond Phillips. Interestingly, his character in this episode is named "Richie." The same name of his character in one of his most famous movie roles in "La Bamba."

    In this episode you are kept guessing right up until the very end. Each time Richie awakes it seems he finally is awake and no longer dreaming, but each time we realize he is still simply in another dream. And this episode has much more of the technology element that I like in my Sci Fi.moreless
Erik King

Erik King


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Mackenzie Gray

Mackenzie Gray

Mr. Hunt

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Venus Terzo

Venus Terzo

Dr. Anna Rosoff/Spokeswoman

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Host: (opening narration) Name: Richard Almares. Job description: Pool guy. In just a moment, Richie's mundane daily routine will become a never-ending nightmare, one that will give new meaning to the word victim. That nightmare begins now in The Twilight Zone.

    • Host: (closing narration) Richie Almares' prison has no walls, no bars, not even a single guard. It's simply a state of mind from which there can be no escape. Sweet dreams, Richie.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Lou Diamond Phillips' character in this episode, "Richie," is the same character name of perhaps his most famous movie role in La Bamba.

    • This episode bears a strong resemblence to "Shadow Play" from the original series, with Dennis Weaver as a condemend man convinced that he is suffering from a recurring dream of his own execution, in which the characters keep changing roles. "Shadow Play" was remade in the 1985 version with Peter Coyote in the lead role.