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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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1999  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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Gerard Parkes ...  Orville Boucher 2 episodes, 1999
Michael Rhoades Michael Rhoades ...  Stan Hopewell 2 episodes, 1999
Kay Tremblay Kay Tremblay ...  Robbie's Mother 2 episodes, 1999
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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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storm | village | secret | suicide | murder | See All (43) »

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Give him what he wants and he'll go away. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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(3 parts)

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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According to Stephen King Standards and Practices objected to the line "one mother of a storm". King explained that the line was a variation on the phrase "the mother of all..." and was not meant to imply profanity. See more »

Goofs

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

Andre Linoge: Before he gets too self-righteous, Katrina, ask him how well he knows Jenna Freeman.
Kirk Freeman: What do you know about my sister?
Andre Linoge: That horses aren't all she enjoys riding when the weather's hot.
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References Dolores Claiborne (1995) See more »

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What a story, what a man, what a movie?
29 September 2008 | by Gunnar_Runar_IngibjargarsonSee all my reviews

"Give me what I want and I'll go away," demands the black-eyed, stocking-capped stranger Linoge (Colm Feore), who appears in a quiet island community on the verge of the worst storm in decades and brutally bludgeons an old lady to death. Tim Daly, the town sheriff and voice of reason and moral strength, locks up the quiet madman, but the deaths pile up as Linoge acts them out from his cell like a murderous mime pulling psychic strings. Stephen King, whose original teleplay is his best work for the screen since The Stand, transforms the sleepy burg into a Peyton Place of guilty secrets and criminal activity ripped from under a blanket of small town normality while the white-out of the snowstorm completely cuts them off from civilization. Director Craig R. Baxley nicely maintains an icy tension while the waiting game goes on, perhaps a little too long, before Linoge finally reveals "what he wants" and the drama turns into a struggle for man's soul in miniature. The more ambitious special effects and set pieces sometimes disappoint but are more than made up for in King's knack for turning the mundane into the macabre (the children's song "I'm a Little Teapot" has never sounded more sinister) and a few brilliantly realized sequences, the best of which occurs when townspeople are literally yanked out of existence while watching the storm. Storm of the Century is one of the most successful translations of King's brand of horror to the screen.


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