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 Jim 'Gard' Gardner (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Roberta 'Bobbi' Anderson (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Trooper Butch Duggan (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Deputy Becka Paulson (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Bryant Brown (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Sheriff Ruth Merrill (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Marie Brown (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Joe Paulson (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Nancy Voss (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Ev Hillman (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Chaz Stewart (2 episodes, 1993)
Leon Woods ...
 Hilly Brown (2 episodes, 1993)
Paul McIver ...
 Davey Brown (2 episodes, 1993)
Yvonne Lawley ...
 Mabel Noyes (2 episodes, 1993)
William Johnson ...
 Elt Barker (2 episodes, 1993)
John Steemson ...
 Barney Applegate (2 episodes, 1993)
Rick Leckinger ...
 Jingles (2 episodes, 1993)
Peter Rowley ...
 Benton Rhodes (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Mr. Arberg (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Patricia McCardle (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Student Bartender (2 episodes, 1993)
Kay Helgenberger ...
 Pearl (2 episodes, 1993)
Larry Sanitsky ...
 Neurologist (2 episodes, 1993)
Helen Medlyn ...
 Neurologist #2 (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Dr. Etheridge (2 episodes, 1993)
Daniel Bieber ...
 Boy at Vet (2 episodes, 1993)
Timothy Bartlett ...
 Mr. Allison (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Tommyknocker (2 episodes, 1993)
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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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Something wonderful is happening in Haven. Pray it doesn't happen to you. See more »

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Rated R for sci-fi terror/horror | See all certifications »

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9 May 1993 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's The Tommyknockers  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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The plot where the wife kills her adulterous husband with the TV was earlier written as a short story called "The Revelations of 'Becca Paulson". See more »

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When Gard and Bobbi are first lowered into the ship, Gard has nothing in his hands. On the way down, he suddenly has a flashlight. 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 Star-Spangled Banner
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Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Performed by Joanna Cassidy
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no tension
21 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

It's the small town of Haven Falls, Maine. Bryant Brown (Robert Carradine) owns the local diner. Sheriff Ruth Merrill (Joanna Cassidy) is a doll collector. Nancy Voss (Traci Lords) is the vain postmaster who is having an affair with fellow postal worker Joe Paulson (Cliff De Young) who is cheating on his wife Deputy Becka Paulson (Allyce Beasley). Bobbi Anderson (Marg Helgenberger) discovers something mysterious in the woods and feels driven to start digging it up. Jim Gardner (Jimmy Smits) is her recovering alcoholic boyfriend. Trooper Butch Duggan (John Ashton) is sweet on Sheriff Ruth who was his partner's wife. People in town start putting together gadgets that are powered by a green light and reading others' minds.

I wonder if this is better as a shorter movie rather than a 3 hour mini-series. There isn't any mystery since almost everything is laid out right away anyways. It feels too extended with sections that has no tension. The acting is generally good with solid TV actors. It's definitely not cinematic. It's a middling adaptation of yet another Stephen King novel. It's like an extremely extended Twilight Zone episode.


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