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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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Series cast summary:
...  Ursula Godsoe 3 episodes, 1999
...  Joanna Stanhope 3 episodes, 1999
...  Davey Hopewell 3 episodes, 1999
...  Ferd Andrews 3 episodes, 1999
...  Sonny Brautigan 3 episodes, 1999
...  Tess Merchant 3 episodes, 1999
...  Johnny Harriman 3 episodes, 1999
Marcia Laskowski ...  Linda St. Pierre 3 episodes, 1999
...  Reverend Riggins 3 episodes, 1999
Nancy Beatty ...  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
Richard Fitzpatrick ...  Jonas Stanhope 3 episodes, 1999
...  Della Bissonette 3 episodes, 1999
David Hughes ...  Burt Soames 3 episodes, 1999
...  Roberta Coign 3 episodes, 1999
...  Jill Robichaux 3 episodes, 1999
Tyler Bannerman ...  Frank Bright 3 episodes, 1999
...  Donny Beals 3 episodes, 1999
...  Ralph Emerick 'Ralphie' Anderson 3 episodes, 1999
...  Constable Mike Anderson / ... 3 episodes, 1999
...  Town Manager Robbie Beals 3 episodes, 1999
Nada Despotovich ...  Sandra Beals 3 episodes, 1999
...  Molly Anderson 3 episodes, 1999
...  Andre Linoge (Human & Monster Form) / ... 3 episodes, 1999
...  Kirk Freeman 3 episodes, 1999
...  Melinda Hatcher 3 episodes, 1999
...  Jenna Freeman 3 episodes, 1999
...  Angela Carver 3 episodes, 1999
...  Buster Carver 3 episodes, 1999
3 episodes, 1999
Christopher Marren ...  Henry Bright 3 episodes, 1999
...  Pippa Hatcher 3 episodes, 1999
...  Katrina Withers 3 episodes, 1999
...  Jack Carver 3 episodes, 1999
...  Alton 'Hatch' Hatcher 3 episodes, 1999
Myra Carter ...  Cora Stanhope 2 episodes, 1999
...  Billy Soames 2 episodes, 1999
...  Peter Godsoe 2 episodes, 1999
Jack Jessop ...  George Kirby 2 episodes, 1999
...  Lloyd Wishman 2 episodes, 1999
...  Lucien Fournier 2 episodes, 1999
Victor Ertmanis ...  Alex Haber 2 episodes, 1999
...  Jane Kingsbury 2 episodes, 1999
...  Cal Freese 2 episodes, 1999
Hardee T. Lineham ...  William (Bill) Timmons 2 episodes, 1999
...  Orville Boucher 2 episodes, 1999
Michael Rhoades ...  Stan Hopewell 2 episodes, 1999
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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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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14 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Storm of the Century  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Linoge arrives at the house of the elderly woman, his silhouette through the glass of the front door looks like Alec Guinness from The Ladykillers (1955). 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

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 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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