A buried UFO slowly turns local inhabitants into gizmo-building alien mutants.
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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)
Chuck Henry ...
 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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A chilling thriller from the master of horror. 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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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Stephen King is a former drug addict and used it as a metaphor for alien takeover in The Tommyknockers. See more »

Goofs

When Gard is on the disk that controls the ship, he has a nose bleed. His face is alternately clean/bloody in subsequent shots. 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 Star Search (1983) 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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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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