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The Tommyknockers 

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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... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
...  Jim 'Gard' Gardner 2 episodes, 1993
...  Roberta 'Bobbi' Anderson 2 episodes, 1993
...  Trooper Butch Duggan 2 episodes, 1993
...  Deputy Becka Paulson 2 episodes, 1993
...  Bryant Brown 2 episodes, 1993
...  Sheriff Ruth Merrill 2 episodes, 1993
...  Marie Brown 2 episodes, 1993
...  Joe Paulson 2 episodes, 1993
...  Nancy Voss 2 episodes, 1993
...  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
...  Jingles 2 episodes, 1993
Peter Rowley ...  Benton Rhodes 2 episodes, 1993
...  Mr. Arberg 2 episodes, 1993
...  Patricia McCardle 2 episodes, 1993
...  Student Bartender 2 episodes, 1993
Kay Helgenberger ...  Pearl 2 episodes, 1993
Larry Sanitsky ...  Neurologist 2 episodes, 1993
...  Neurologist #2 2 episodes, 1993
...  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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Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers, knocking at the door... 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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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

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 (5/10)
10 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

The superbly named Stephen King book turned TV miniseries, The Tommyknockers is another story that gets the treatment it deserves, a full length feature. Acquiring quality actors and actresses is obviously a challenge when it comes to a King horror miniseries but Tommyknockers managed to pick up some talent. Jimmy Smits is a suitable lead actor to depend on and the supporting actresses of Marg Helgenberger, Allyce Beasley and Traci Lords all had solid performances were and easy on the eyes. The pace at times was dull not giving much of anything away in terms of the aliens. Characters possessed by alien life forces could have been a bit more sinister instead cheap effects and robotic mannerisms were used to imply they've been taken over. The ending itself was rather ho-hum and didn't have any memorable or re-watchable traits. The Tommyknockers may be worth about one watch and that's it.


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