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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 Ferd Andrews (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Sonny Brautigan (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Tess Merchant (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Johnny Harriman (3 episodes, 1999)
Marcia Laskowski ...
 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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 Constable Mike 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)
Michael Rhoades ...
 Stan Hopewell (2 episodes, 1999)
Kay Tremblay ...
 Robbie's Mother (2 episodes, 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 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Storm of the Century  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)
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Linoge's name is a corruption of the French word for snow, "la neige". Stephen King's characters often have French or French-derived last names, since his favorite setting, Maine, has a large number of inhabitants who are descended from French immigrants. See more »

Goofs

When they are trying to bring Linoge in through the back of the store, Alton Hatcher say's he unlocked the door. But when Robbie Beals tries pulling on the door, you can clearly see the lock is still engaged. See more »

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TV Reporter: What really happened in Roanoke in 1587? And what happened here on Little Tall Island in 1989? We may never know. But I know one thing, Davey, you're too damn short to play basketball.
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References Twelve Monkeys (1995) See more »

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Beautiful atmospheric suspense behind a darkly Machiavellian story
21 January 2005 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

Quite honestly, at first, I did not know what to make of this film. Upon first viewing, it seemed like an overly-long, over-dramatized, superficial piece of cinematic sludge.

However, upon a second viewing, I've come to appreciate the fiendish wit, and slow building suspense which is comparable to the malevolent Hitchcock-ian style suspense fans will quickly recognize. However, it does lack the subtlety of said director's style but gives you in-your-face evil in its place.

These performances are really quite indicative of America's New England accents, mind-sets, and coastal way of life. Everyone contributed above-average performances, so there is no need to single out anyone other than Colm Feore.

Colm Feore takes on the character of Andre Linoge; the personification of evil itself. As a Being of great power and extreme longevity, his quest for a prodigy is actually quite understandable. However, the way he goes about it, was psychologically sound in execution, and provides him the very end he desired.

He divided. He terrorized. He manifested. He planted the seeds of apathy, and he conquered. Very cleverly written and portrayed with a marvelously Machiavellian execution.

You never even notice that it was actually, Made for TV.

There was one issue, I had with this film. You never discover what Linoge's race is. You are told he is neither a God, nor an Immortal. He has Vampyric teeth, and lives a long, long time, but he is obviously not a Vampyre. He demonstrates some of the elder Vampyric abilities, but I got the feeling there was much more there than mere Vampyrism. It would have been nice to have been told.

I must also add that the DVD version contained about 30 minutes' worth of snips of scenes which the 2-tape VHS edition I had for years did not possess. The DVD version, marked "the Complete Mini-Series" thereby gives the viewer a much greater understanding of the details surrounding the events.

It rates an 8.2/10 on the "TV" scale from...

the Fiend :.


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