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The Tommyknockers 

A buried U.F.O. slowly turns local inhabitants into gizmo-building alien mutants.
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 Jim 'Gard' Gardner 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
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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 ...
Larry Sanitsky ...
 Neurologist 2 episodes, 1993
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 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
Karyn Malchus ...
 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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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9 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Tommyknockers  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

According to 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. See more »

Goofs

The Nutcracker doll's knife has blood on it before it stabs Ruth. See more »

Quotes

Roberta 'Bobbi' Anderson: [to Gard] It wasn't the plate that kept them out. It was you.
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Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
(uncredited)
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Performed by Joanna Cassidy
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decent
8 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

decent flick is well made and creepy but suffers from a plodding pace and overacting and weak production values for a TV movie this is pretty good and very watchable and mildly entertaining worth the look although it's nothing special


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