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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In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind torn body parts/remains. Soon afterwards, in a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are ... See full summary »

Director: Cary Fukunaga
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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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 Bill Denbrough - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Ben Hanscom - Age 12 / ... (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)
Marlon Taylor ...
 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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 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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 Ben Hanscom (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Bill 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 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 more »

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


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According to Tommy Lee Wallace on the Director's DVD Commentary, making the photo in Mike's album 'come alive' was a difficult scene to shoot. See more »

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In the scene where the last six are in the library and the books are flying off the shelf, look in-between the top and second shelves and you will faintly see a flash of a metal object running the length of the books. It appears to be the device to knock the books flying off the shelves. See more »

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Bill Denbrough: [reading a paper] He th-th-thrusts hi-his fists...
Ben Hanscom: [takes the paper] "He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts." That's all it says, over and over.
Ben Hanscom: [stuttering heavily] My m-m-m-om g-gave me that to to to... sttttt! to help with my st-st-st-stutter!
Richie Tozier: No offense pal, it ain't workin'.
[Bill looks at him, and Richie blows him a kiss]
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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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What is your deepest secret fear?
28 August 2004 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

"It" it's possibly the best TV adaptation of a Stephen King novel. Ok, that does not mean anything, because TV adaptations from King's novel usually leave a lot to be desired (Langoliers, The Stand...); but it is the one I've enjoyed the most.

This is an story about the fear itself. Your fears as a child, and your fears as a grown man. It's kind of a parable: when you're an adult and you think everything is under control, that monsters and ghosts doesn't exist, that they can't scare you anymore... Well, you're wrong: as "It" clearly shows, adults are much weaker than children when it comes to face your fears. At least that's my interpretation of this story of seven friends who had to fight against some kind of evil pressence in their little town when they were kids, and have to do just the same 30 years later, when they had almost forgotten of each other and what it happened.

The first part of "It", in which the children are protagonist, is way much more exciting that the second one (with the adult characters). That first part has reminded me (in some way) of another Stephen King's adaptation: Stand By Me. Definitely it is much more entertaining. I haven't read the novel, so I don't know if they've made a good work adapting it (if it's exact enough), but I suppose that other reviewers will have talked about it.

And there's not much more to say. The special effects are a little better than in Langoliers (no big deal, anyway), and though there're lots of ups and downs in the script, "It" achieves it objective: to entertain.

PS: Pennywaise's character is the most histrionic and crazy performance of Tim Curry since Frank N'Further.

My rate: 6.5/10


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