Storm of the Century (1999)

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A small village off the mainland is about to receive a huge winter storm. It won't be just another storm for them. A strange visitor named Andre Linoge comes to the small village and gives ... See full summary »

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 Ursula Godsoe (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Joanna Stanhope (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Davey Hopewell (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Johnny Harriman (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Linda St. Pierre (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Reverend Riggins (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Octavia Godsoe (3 episodes, 1999)
Richard Blackburn ...
 Andy Robichaux (3 episodes, 1999)
Gaylyn Britton ...
 Mary Hopewell (3 episodes, 1999)
Harley English-Dixon ...
 Heidi St. Pierre (3 episodes, 1999)
Sam Morton ...
 Harry Robichaux (3 episodes, 1999)
Cayda Rubin ...
 Sally Godsoe (3 episodes, 1999)
Kristin Baxley ...
 Annie Huston (3 episodes, 1999)
Norma Edwards ...
 Betty Soames (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Jonas Stanhope (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Della Bissonette (3 episodes, 1999)
David Hughes ...
 Burt Soames (3 episodes, 1999)
Helen Hughes ...
 Roberta Coign (3 episodes, 1999)
Arlene Mazerolle ...
 Jill Robichaux (3 episodes, 1999)
Tyler Bannerman ...
 Frank Bright (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Donny Beals (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Ralph Emerick 'Ralphie' Anderson (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Town Manager Robbie Beals (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Sandra Beals (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Molly Anderson (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Andre Linoge (Human & Monster Form) / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Kirk Freeman (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Melinda Hatcher (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Jenna Freeman (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Angela Carver (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Buster Carver (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Henry Bright (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Pippa Hatcher (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Katrina Withers (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Jack Carver (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Alton 'Hatch' Hatcher (3 episodes, 1999)
Myra Carter ...
 Cora Stanhope (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Billy Soames (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Peter Godsoe (2 episodes, 1999)
Jack Jessop ...
 George Kirby (2 episodes, 1999)
David Ferry ...
 Lloyd Wishman (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Lucien Fournier (2 episodes, 1999)
Victor Ertmanis ...
 Alex Haber (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Jane Kingsbury (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Cal Freese (2 episodes, 1999)
Hardee T. Lineham ...
 William (Bill) Timmons (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Orville Boucher (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Stan Hopewell (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Robbie's Mother (2 episodes, 1999)
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Storyline

A small village off the mainland is about to receive a huge winter storm. It won't be just another storm for them. A strange visitor named Andre Linoge comes to the small village and gives the residents havoc. He knows everything about them, and when he tells the truth about one of them, that person denies it. The town constable, Mike Anderson, tries to keep everyone in check with the huge storm and Linoge. Linoge keeps telling the people, "Give me what I want and I will go away"... Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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An Unspeakable Evil Has Arrived. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense thematic elements and violence/gore | See all certifications »
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14 February 1999 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's Storm of the Century  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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The series refers to Derry, the fictional town in other Stephen King works, It (1990) and "Insomnia". See more »

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When Mike is talking to Peter when he brings Linoge into the store after his arrest, Robbie can be seen in the background facing a different direction between shots. He's facing left, then right, then left again. See more »

Quotes

[Pippa has her head stuck in the stairs]
Mike Anderson: What happened darlin'?
Pippa Hatcher: It was easy getting out, but now I can't get back in. I think my head must be bigger on this side.
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References Twelve Monkeys (1995) See more »

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Outstanding-Best Stephen King movie
16 February 2004 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

No Spoilers here. One of my favorite 10 movies, and easily the best made for TV movie ever. Storm of the Century reaches the highest level of suspense of any movie I have ever seen. I have watched it 5 times now, and am amazed at how linear it is for its length. Not a minute is wasted.

As with every great film it is not for everyone, but keep in mind that no movie is rated above 9.0 here, and that some people will not like it because it was made for TV, is Stephen King, is long, isn't packed with CGI or gore, or isn't a comfortably predictable Hollywood story. Don't let the fact it isn't rated 8.0+ fool you-this is an outstanding movie.

Absolutely anti-Hollywood (I love it for that as well), this is much more like an independent film not trying to be artsy. Few big name stars, no wasted sub-plots to draw in general audiences, no special effects wedged awkwardly in, not packed with pretty people who cannot act or out-of-place one-liners. This is a pure horror/suspense movie.

If you want a movie you can predict the ending to within 10 minutes, or settle down comfortably to another familiar rehashed horror story, pass on this one-it is original, chilling, and as gripping and memorable as any movie you will see. Like any horror suspense movie, you won't get the full effect if you have it on at noon while surfing the net and chatting on the phone. I most closely would compare it to Silence of the Lambs or The Ring in tension and flow, but without the shock value. The tension and eeriness this movie creates is palpable.

This is not a slasher/gore movie, and you will get a chance to know the main characters of Little Tall Island, as well as see an original portrayal of antagonist Colm Feore (who perfectly nailed his role). Yes, Anthony Hopkins would have ALSO been great for this role, but I don't think better. If you are chilled by hearing "I'm a Little Teapot, short and stout..." afterwards, you'll be here posting great reviews as well.


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