It (1990)

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In 1960, seven outcast kids known as "The Loser Club" fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. 30 years later, they are called back to fight the same clown again.

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A sadistic clown named Pennywise terrorizes a group of kids who call themselves the Losers Club.

Director: Stephen King
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Richie Tozier (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Eddie Kaspbrak (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Stanley Uris (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Beverly Marsh (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Mike Hanlon (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Bill Denbrough - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Ben Hanscom - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Ben Hanscom (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Bill Denbrough (2 episodes, 1990)
Adam Faraizl ...
 Eddie Kaspbrak - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Pennywise (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Beverly Marsh - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Mike Hanlon - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Richie Tozier - Age 12 (2 episodes, 1990)
Ben Heller ...
 Stanley Uris - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Laurie Anne Winterbarger (2 episodes, 1990)
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Storyline

In 1960, a group of social outcasts who are bullied by a gang of greasers lead by Henry Bowers are also tormented by an evil demon who can shapeshift into a clown and feed on children's fears and kill them. After defeating the demonic clown as kids, it resurfaces 30 years later and they must finish it off as adults once again. Written by Blake

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clown | children | bully | friend | murder | See All (104) »

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The Master of Horror unleashes everything you were ever afraid of. See more »


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18 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's It  »

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Trivia

When Beverly, Ben and Eddie hug Bill outside the hotel, it was Harry Anderson's idea that Richie doesn't hug him. Tommy Lee Wallace wasn't sure about that idea at first but later came to agree with it because Richie had become the cynic of the group now that Stan was dead. See more »

Goofs

After Bev has been chased out of her fathers house 30 years later, If you look to the far side of the screen you can faintly see the thin metal stick which they tied to the balloon so that one of the crew could make it bounce from a distance. See more »

Quotes

Richie Tozier: I just flew in from L.A., and boy is my tail-section tired... We're hot tonight, it's great to be back here in Derry, breathing in that old Derry Air. Eddie, get all of their names, I want to put them on my Christmas mailer, no, Denbrough there, let's put him on my Norman Mailer.
[He puts Eddie in a head-lock]
Richie Tozier: . I love this guy, he's like the brother I never had.
[Turns Eddie face-up]
Richie Tozier: . Wait a minute! He IS the brother I never had!
Mike: Beep beep Richie. Hello, Stan? Is this the Uris residence? I'm ...
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, we see pictures of the "Lucky Seven" from their childhood like in a photo album. The final photo of the Paramount cinema segues into the actual one in Derry. The camera pulls back from the title IT, and it turns from white to red. In Pt 2, the final photo of a hotel segues into the one the "Lucky Seven" are staying at. At the end of both parts, Pennywise's laugh is heard. See more »


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Fur Elise
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Awesome Stephen King telefilm
25 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of all the video versions of Stephen King books this is one of my all time favorites. The Stand and Dolores Claiborne were also fantastic, but for plain old horror IT stands out. Tim Curry's laugh was terrifying (but I have always been terrified of clowns), Harry Anderson's/Seth Green's off the wall humor was relieving, and all the performances were great. Dennis Christopher (who I have loved since Breaking Away and Fade to Black), Richard Thomas (still a writer, but other than that quite different from John Boy), John Ritter and Jonathan Brandis (RIP), Annette O'Toole, Tim Reid, and the other young actors who played them as children were all super. This story seemed to be Stephen King's answer to Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes." Just scarier and more geared to adults.


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