The Tommyknockers (1993)

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1993
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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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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You can't run. You can't hide. You can only become... One of them. See more »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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When Sheriff Ruth Merrill is searching in the woods for Davey Brown, she is accosted by Bobbi Anderson's dog. She remarks that he is acting like a "Cujo." This is a reference to the Stephen King novel turned film of the same name. 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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Spoofed in Tomi Knockers (1994) See more »

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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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Could have been so much better...
28 January 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

So, I had just watched Stephen King's IT, and I saw the DVD of this for only ten dollars - I thought why not? The only thing I really knew about it was an actor that I'm a fan of (Craig Parker in case you were wondering) had the tiniest of bit parts in it, and I have a friend who likes Stephen King novels.

Bobbi (Marg Helgenberger) digs up a strange artifact in the woods - soon the whole town (small and isolated - who knew?) starts acting very strangely, inventing things they'd never normally be capable of. The only person apparently immune is Bobbi's partner, Jim 'Gard' Gardner, a poet who is a recovering alcoholic.

Sadly, this was a bit of a joke after IT. I could see the potential, can still see the potential - maybe a remake should be attempted. The beginning of the film (I should say mini-series or telemovie I guess) drags and drags. Cheesy love scenes, bad acting, worse special effects. Even the name Tommyknockers (once you find out what it means) is ridiculous! I had to laugh sometimes at how bad it was. The only thing I can't really complain about was Jimmy Smits as Gard. He was obviously trying his best with the material they had.

Ten dollars wasted.


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