The Tommyknockers (1993)

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

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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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The title of the film refers to folklore about subterranean ghosts or creatures who are believed to menace miners. The 'Tommyknockers' of the film are, of course, the possessive alien spirits inside the buried spacecraft. 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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References G.I. Joe (1985) See more »

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The Star-Spangled Banner
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Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
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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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