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 a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

Director: Cary Fukunaga
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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)
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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 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 All (104) »

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Your every fear - all in one deadly enemy. See more »


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18 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's It  »

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In the novel, Officer Nell makes the kids take the dam apart. He's not happy about the dam in the movie, but its unknown whether he makes them do the same. See more »

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When Beverly Marsh is in her bathroom and the blood bubble bursts, some blood hits her face, but it disappears in subsequent shots. See more »

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Young Bill: Swear to me. Swear to me that if it isn't dead, we'll all come back.
Young Bev: I swear.
Young Ben: Swear.
Young Mike: I swear it.
Young Richie: I swear.
Young Eddie: I swear, too.
Young Stan: Swear.
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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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