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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)
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 Chaz Stewart (2 episodes, 1993)
Leon Woods ...
 Hilly Brown (2 episodes, 1993)
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 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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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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Stephen King is a former drug addict and used it as a metaphor for alien takeover in The Tommyknockers. 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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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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Underrated King classic
30 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Why on Earth does this only have a 5.1? In my opinion, this was much better than Storm of the Century, which has a 7.1 (all ratings as of 5/30/08).

The plot is very well written. A buried alien craft slowly turns the citizens of a small town into mind-reading, odd-gizmo-inventing slaves.

The acting was excellent. Great performances by Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, John Ashton, Robert Carrdine, Joanna Cassidy, and Allyce Beasley.

The music was very creepy, and very fitting.

The CGI was very good also, especially for a 1993 TV movie/series.

There were some very shocking scenes, and a lot of interesting little plots here and there. All of these together make a King Classic, but it doesn't seem to get the recognition it deserves. 8/10.


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