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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jimmy Smits ...  Jim 'Gard' Gardner 2 episodes, 1993
Marg Helgenberger ...  Roberta 'Bobbi' Anderson 2 episodes, 1993
John Ashton ...  Trooper Butch Duggan 2 episodes, 1993
Allyce Beasley ...  Deputy Becka Paulson 2 episodes, 1993
Robert Carradine ...  Bryant Brown 2 episodes, 1993
Joanna Cassidy ...  Sheriff Ruth Merrill 2 episodes, 1993
Annie Corley ...  Marie Brown 2 episodes, 1993
Cliff De Young ...  Joe Paulson 2 episodes, 1993
Traci Lords ...  Nancy Voss 2 episodes, 1993
E.G. Marshall ...  Ev Hillman 2 episodes, 1993
Chuck Henry Chuck Henry ...  Chaz Stewart 2 episodes, 1993
Leon Woods Leon Woods ...  Hilly Brown 2 episodes, 1993
Paul McIver Paul McIver ...  Davey Brown 2 episodes, 1993
Yvonne Lawley Yvonne Lawley ...  Mabel Noyes 2 episodes, 1993
William Johnson William Johnson ...  Elt Barker 2 episodes, 1993
John Steemson John Steemson ...  Barney Applegate 2 episodes, 1993
Rick Leckinger ...  Jingles 2 episodes, 1993
Peter Rowley Peter Rowley ...  Benton Rhodes 2 episodes, 1993
John Sumner ...  Mr. Arberg 2 episodes, 1993
Elizabeth Hawthorne ...  Patricia McCardle 2 episodes, 1993
Craig Parker ...  Student Bartender 2 episodes, 1993
Kay Helgenberger Kay Helgenberger ...  Pearl 2 episodes, 1993
Larry Sanitsky Larry Sanitsky ...  Neurologist 2 episodes, 1993
Helen Medlyn ...  Neurologist #2 2 episodes, 1993
Jim McLarty ...  Dr. Etheridge 2 episodes, 1993
Daniel Bieber Daniel Bieber ...  Boy at Vet 2 episodes, 1993
Timothy Bartlett Timothy Bartlett ...  Mr. Allison 2 episodes, 1993
Karyn Malchus 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 »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Tommyknockers See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen King is a former drug addict, and used it as a metaphor for the 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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Connections

References Star Search (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Rubbish of the highest order
19 March 2007 | by alicespiralSee all my reviews

The I rating is for the moment the credits went up on this utterly boring tripe.It makes no sense and its like 2 or 3 movie excerpts were stitched together. Logic? There was none-dolls that come to life for no reason and daft sub plots about cheating husbands. Science fiction should have an element of at least mystery and at least some logic but this has none.Why make a kid disappear through a magic trick? If these aliens who emerged towards the end had been used right they'd have scared people into submission yet one gets attacked with a shovel? Really this is an insult to viewers who enjoy proper science fiction like War Of The Worlds or The Invaders or Quatermass. The average zombie film makes more sense It says nothing in the end only you wasted time watching it


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