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


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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18 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's It  »

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Tommy Lee Wallace felt that Part 2 wasn't as good as Part 1, because the adults weren't as magnetic to watch, especially when it came time to battle Pennywise. See more »

Goofs

When Stan and Richie are in the lunchroom and the meet Henry Bowers, the food and the glass in Richies tray changes position. See more »

Quotes

Pennywise: Excuse me, ma'am. Is your refrigerator running? *gasp* It IS? Well, you better go catch it before it runs away! A-ha! A-ha! A-ha!
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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 Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/Everclear (1996) See more »

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The Way You Do The Things You Do
Written by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson) and Bobby Rogers (as Robert Rogers)
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
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First Half Good - Second Half Bad
22 December 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

That's what most of the other commentators say, and I can't disagree. Part 1 (or the first half, depending on which format you're seeing it in) is great: pitting some excellent child actors (including future star Seth Green of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) portraying some in-depth characters fighting against a demonic clown. The second half seems more like a "gee-wow - look who we got" self-indulgence at casting Anderson, Thomas, Reid and Ritter, with very little to make us care about these folks. The ending is also an incredible dumbed-down letdown, although in all fairness I don't think they could pull off King's ending, and most of the audience wouldn't understand it if they had tried. There are a few touching moments in the last half, and Tim Curry couldn't screw up no matter how bad the writing is, but generally the two mismatched halves make for a mediocre film when it could have been so much more.


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