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The Tommyknockers (1993) (TV)

Directed by:
John Power
COUNTRY
USA

GENRE
Horror/Sci-Fi

NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Tommyknockers

RUNNING TIME
120 minutes

Produced by:
Jayne Bieber
Jane Scott
Written by (based on the novel by Stephen King):
Lawrence D. Cohen


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Gard Jimmy Smits
Bobbi Marg Helgenberger
Ev Hillman E. G. Marshall -
Sheriff Ruth Merrill Joanna Cassidy -
Trooper Butch Dugan John Ashton -
Deputy Becka Paulson Allyce Beasley -
Bryant Brown Robert Carradine -
Nancy Voss Traci Lords -

 

Review

Another adaptation from Stephen King's explosion of horror ideas, based on a novel he himself once dubbed "an awful book". The Tommyknockers first appeared as a three-hour TV miniseries which was then edited down to a two-hour home video release. This format change hasn't done the film any favours, but there are several other impediments. The cast is one of them, with Jimmy Smits of L.A. Law fame never looking comfortable in the lead. Another is the poor direction and craftsmanship by seemingly most of the people behind the camera. Stay clear of this one if you can. Ex-porn queen Traci Lords appears in a not too tacky supporting role.

Copyright 20.05.1996 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 14.01.2024 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)