The Tommyknockers (1993)

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A buried UFO slowly turns local inhabitants into gizmo-building alien mutates.

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 Jim 'Gard' Gardner (unknown episodes)
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The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover the secret of the Tommyknockers. Written by Niz

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According to author Stephen King The Tommyknockers is an allegory for his own personal battles with substance abuse. The character of Jim Gardener is largely based upon King himself. See more »

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When Tracy goes to open the lipstick laser to use it on Gard, the lipstick appears instead of the green laser, as in all the other scenes when she went to use the laser, there was no lipstick in it. See more »

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Roberta 'Bobbi' Anderson: [to Gard] It wasn't the plate that kept them out. It was you.
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The Tommyknockers
21 July 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Satisfactory miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's novel suffers only from lack of originality and a slightly slow narrative, however the acting is top-notch, the script is decent and the special effects and scares run thick and fast. It's the effective story of a small town turned into alien mutates after a UFO is found in the backyard of a writer and they begin digging it up, unleashing a mysterious green light. Personally, I found this miniseries to be more pleasing than the book, for it is (even though it's still a tad on the slow side) faster in pace, and the characters are felt for more. Better than I was expecting it to be. 3/5

Rated R for sexuality, violence and mild language.


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