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"It" (1990) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1990-

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It: :  --  	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

Overview

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Stephen King (novel)
Lawrence D. Cohen (teleplay) (part I)
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Contact:
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
18 November 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Your every fear - all in one deadly enemy. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
First Half Good - Second Half Bad See more (431 total) »

Cast

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Jonathan Brandis ... Bill Denbrough - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)

Brandon Crane ... Ben Hanscom - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
Adam Faraizl ... Eddie Kaspbrak - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)

Tim Curry ... Pennywise (2 episodes, 1990)

Emily Perkins ... Beverly Marsh - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
Marlon Taylor ... Mike Hanlon - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)

Seth Green ... Richie Tozier - Age 12 (2 episodes, 1990)
Ben Heller ... Stanley Uris - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)

Harry Anderson ... Richie Tozier (2 episodes, 1990)

Dennis Christopher ... Eddie Kaspbrak (2 episodes, 1990)

Richard Masur ... Stanley Uris (2 episodes, 1990)

Annette O'Toole ... Beverly Marsh (2 episodes, 1990)

Tim Reid ... Mike Hanlon (2 episodes, 1990)

John Ritter ... Ben Hanscom (2 episodes, 1990)

Richard Thomas ... Bill Denbrough (2 episodes, 1990)

Chelan Simmons ... Laurie Anne Winterbarger (2 episodes, 1990)
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Series Directed by
Tommy Lee Wallace (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Writing credits
Lawrence D. Cohen (unknown episodes)
Stephen King (unknown episodes)
Tommy Lee Wallace (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Mark Bacino .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Allen S. Epstein .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jim Green .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Matthew O'Connor .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Richard Bellis (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Richard Leiterman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
David Blangsted (unknown episodes)
Robert F. Shugrue (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Victoria Burrows (unknown episodes)
Mark Tillman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Douglas Higgins (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Eric Fraser (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Sandy Arthur (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Monique Prudhomme (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Bart Mixon .... special make-up effects supervisor (2 episodes, 1990)

Donna Bis .... hair stylist supervisor (unknown episodes)
Susan Boyd .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Jayne Dancose .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Eryn Krueger Mekash .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Sydney Silvert .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Jo-Anne Smith-Ojeil .... assistant special makeup effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
George Horie .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrice Leung .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Sandra Mayo .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Craig Henderson .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Hank Mayo .... concept designer (unknown episodes)
Ignacio McBurney .... on set dresser (unknown episodes)
Dan Platt .... sculptor (unknown episodes)
Aaron Sims .... character designer (unknown episodes)
Grant Swain .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Joe Campana .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Al Gomez .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Ted Johnston .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Richard Patton .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Tom Ruff .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
James G. Williams .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
John Deall .... special effects crew (2 episodes, 1990)

Bob Comer .... animatronics (unknown episodes)
John Thomas .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
David Emerson .... optical camera (unknown episodes)
Michael Joyce .... model shop supervisor (unknown episodes)
Bret Mixon .... roto supervisor (unknown episodes)
Tim Scannell .... rotoscope artist / camera operator (unknown episodes)
Gene Warren Jr. .... special visual effects supervisor: Fantasy II (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Kevin J. Andruschak .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Ken Kirzinger .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Michael Langlois .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mike Mitchell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jacob Rupp .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Clothier .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Nick Kuchera .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Jeff Upton .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Peter F. Woeste .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Pauline Ocon .... executive in charge of casting (1 episode, 1990)

Sid Kozak .... casting: Canada (unknown episodes)
Louise Mackiewicz .... extras casting assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ulla Hoeller .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Nigel Hollick .... assistant editor: Canada (unknown episodes)
Reine-Claire .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Bob Shugrue Jr. .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
John Beal .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jimmy Bryant .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Ray Colcord .... musician: synthesizer (unknown episodes)
Craig Pettigrew .... supervising music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Lawrence Albright .... driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Ted Bauman .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Jean Bereziuk .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jodi Duncan .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Jeff Gaffin .... accounting executive (unknown episodes)
Gretchen Goode .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stephen King's It" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
192 min | Australia:168 min (25 fps) | Germany:182 min (25 fps) (2 parts) | Spain:179 min (25 fps) | Sweden:181 min (25 fps) | Argentina:190 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (DVD rating) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (video rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-14 (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Pennywise appears as a ghostly image in the sewers, Tommy Lee Wallace originally wanted the roots growing down to begin writhing around him, something Eddie hopes they wouldn't start doing. The budget didn't allow it, however, and Wallace thought the effect they had to use instead was rather cheesy to look at.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Richie Tozier:Listen, kids. This campfire stuff is fun, it really is, but it doesn't matter how painstakingly we go over these sewer plans or how many damn flashlights or helmets you've got in that box. When the sun comes up, I'm dust, and I would suggest that you follow me and get the hell out of Dodge!See more »
Soundtrack:
The Way You Do The Things You DoSee more »

FAQ

What is "IT"?
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103 out of 126 people found the following review useful.
First Half Good - Second Half Bad, 22 December 1998
Author: Gislef from Iowa City, IA

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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