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Storm of the Century 

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A dangerous blizzard hits an isolated town and brings along a mysterious stranger intent on terrorizing people for his own desires.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Becky Ann Baker ...  Ursula Godsoe 3 episodes, 1999
Kathleen Chalfant ...  Joanna Stanhope 3 episodes, 1999
Adam Zolotin ...  Davey Hopewell 3 episodes, 1999
Adam LeFevre ...  Ferd Andrews 3 episodes, 1999
Peter MacNeill ...  Sonny Brautigan 3 episodes, 1999
Beth Dixon ...  Tess Merchant 3 episodes, 1999
Leif Anderson ...  Johnny Harriman 3 episodes, 1999
Marcia Laskowski Marcia Laskowski ...  Linda St. Pierre 3 episodes, 1999
John Innes ...  Reverend Riggins 3 episodes, 1999
Nancy Beatty Nancy Beatty ...  Octavia Godsoe 3 episodes, 1999
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ...  Andy Robichaux 3 episodes, 1999
Gaylyn Britton Gaylyn Britton ...  Mary Hopewell 3 episodes, 1999
Harley English-Dixon Harley English-Dixon ...  Heidi St. Pierre 3 episodes, 1999
Sam Morton Sam Morton ...  Harry Robichaux 3 episodes, 1999
Cayda Rubin Cayda Rubin ...  Sally Godsoe 3 episodes, 1999
Kristin Baxley Kristin Baxley ...  Annie Huston 3 episodes, 1999
Norma Edwards Norma Edwards ...  Betty Soames 3 episodes, 1999
Richard Fitzpatrick ...  Jonas Stanhope 3 episodes, 1999
Joan Gregson ...  Della Bissonette 3 episodes, 1999
David Hughes David Hughes ...  Burt Soames 3 episodes, 1999
Helen Hughes ...  Roberta Coign 3 episodes, 1999
Arlene Mazerolle ...  Jill Robichaux 3 episodes, 1999
Tyler Bannerman Tyler Bannerman ...  Frank Bright 3 episodes, 1999
Spencer Breslin ...  Donny Beals 3 episodes, 1999
Dyllan Christopher ...  Ralph Emerick 'Ralphie' Anderson 3 episodes, 1999
Tim Daly ...  Constable Mike Anderson / ... 3 episodes, 1999
Jeffrey DeMunn ...  Town Manager Robbie Beals 3 episodes, 1999
Nada Despotovich Nada Despotovich ...  Sandra Beals 3 episodes, 1999
Debrah Farentino ...  Molly Anderson 3 episodes, 1999
Colm Feore ...  Andre Linoge (Human & Monster Form) / ... 3 episodes, 1999
Denis Forest ...  Kirk Freeman 3 episodes, 1999
Soo Garay ...  Melinda Hatcher 3 episodes, 1999
Nicky Guadagni ...  Jenna Freeman 3 episodes, 1999
Torri Higginson ...  Angela Carver 3 episodes, 1999
Stephen Joffe ...  Buster Carver 3 episodes, 1999
Carson Manning 3 episodes, 1999
Christopher Marren Christopher Marren ...  Henry Bright 3 episodes, 1999
Skye McCole Bartusiak ...  Pippa Hatcher 3 episodes, 1999
Julianne Nicholson ...  Katrina Withers 3 episodes, 1999
Steve Rankin ...  Jack Carver 3 episodes, 1999
Casey Siemaszko ...  Alton 'Hatch' Hatcher 3 episodes, 1999
Myra Carter Myra Carter ...  Cora Stanhope 2 episodes, 1999
Jeremy Jordan ...  Billy Soames 2 episodes, 1999
Ron Perkins ...  Peter Godsoe 2 episodes, 1999
Jack Jessop Jack Jessop ...  George Kirby 2 episodes, 1999
David Ferry ...  Lloyd Wishman 2 episodes, 1999
Shawn Doyle ...  Lucien Fournier 2 episodes, 1999
Victor Ertmanis Victor Ertmanis ...  Alex Haber 2 episodes, 1999
Lynne Griffin ...  Jane Kingsbury 2 episodes, 1999
Joel Keller ...  Cal Freese 2 episodes, 1999
Hardee T. Lineham ...  William (Bill) Timmons 2 episodes, 1999
Gerard Parkes ...  Orville Boucher 2 episodes, 1999
Michael Rhoades Michael Rhoades ...  Stan Hopewell 2 episodes, 1999
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Storyline

During the midst of a brutal blizzard, residents of an off-shore village are menaced by a powerful force of darkness in the form of a sinister stranger who begins to exploit the town members darkest secrets in till they give him "what he wants"

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Terror that takes you by storm! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense thematic elements and violence/gore | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Storm of the Century See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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A bit of foreshadowing.... When Linoge is taken to the holding cell, constable Anderson tells him to "reach his arms up and grab the bars". When Linoge does this, you notice his face wincing in pain... sort of like an elderly person with joint ailments. 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 »

Quotes

Andre Linoge: [repeated line, singing] I'm a little teapot, short and stout / here is my handle, here is my spout / when I get all steamed up, hear me shout / "Just tip me over and pour me out!"
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Referenced in A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) See more »

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Outstanding-Best Stephen King movie
16 February 2004 | by leopard138See 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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