In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.
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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)
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 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)
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 Stanley Uris - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Mrs. Kaspbrak (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Henry Bowers - Age 14 (2 episodes, 1990)
Chris Eastman ...
 Belch (2 episodes, 1990)
Tony Dakota ...
 Georgie Denbrough (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Audra Denbrough (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Laurie Anne Winterbarger (2 episodes, 1990)
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In 1960, a group of social outcasts who are bullied by a gang of greasers led by Henry Bowers are also tormented by an evil demon who can shape-shift 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 | outcast | demon | bully | See All (119) »

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From the King of terror, a chilling new dimension in horror. See more »


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18 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's It  »

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Trivia

A lot of Eddie's meds in the film belonged to Dennis Christopher. In fact Tommy Lee Wallace allowed the actors to bring things from their normal lives on set. See more »

Goofs

You can tell that the rock that hits Beverly is rubber because it bounces off her like a ball. See more »

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Eddie: [Has a flashback] I think I remember who Pennywise was now. Big White guy... Red nose... Bout 75 feet tall...
[Starts crying]
Eddie: Mouth full of razor-sharp teeth?
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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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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 11 October 2016 (2016) See more »

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It's All Right
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by The Impressions
Courtesy of MCA Records
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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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