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

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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


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Writers (WGA):
Stephen King (novel)
Lawrence D. Cohen (teleplay) (part I)
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Release Date:
18 November 1990 (USA) See more »
Your every fear - all in one deadly enemy. See more »
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. Full summary »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 21 of 59)

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)

Jonathan Brandis ... Bill Denbrough - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
Brandon Crane ... Ben Hanscom - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)

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

Richard Thomas ... Bill Denbrough (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)

Sheila Moore ... Mrs. Kaspbrak (2 episodes, 1990)

Jarred Blancard ... Henry Bowers - Age 14 (2 episodes, 1990)
Chris Eastman ... Belch (2 episodes, 1990)
Tony Dakota ... Georgie Denbrough (2 episodes, 1990)

Olivia Hussey ... Audra Denbrough (2 episodes, 1990)

Chelan Simmons ... Laurie Anne Winterbarger (2 episodes, 1990)

Series Directed by
Tommy Lee Wallace (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Writing credits
Stephen King (2 episodes, 1990)
Lawrence D. Cohen (1 episode, 1990)
Tommy Lee Wallace (1 episode, 1990)

Series Produced by
Mark Bacino .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1990)
Allen S. Epstein .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1990)
Jim Green .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1990)
Matthew O'Connor .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Original Music by
Richard Bellis (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Cinematography by
Richard Leiterman (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Film Editing by
David Blangsted (2 episodes, 1990)
Robert F. Shugrue (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Casting by
Victoria Burrows (2 episodes, 1990)
Mark Tillman (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Production Design by
Douglas Higgins (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Art Direction by
Eric Fraser (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Set Decoration by
Sandy Arthur (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Costume Design by
Monique Prudhomme (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Makeup Department
Donna Bis .... hair stylist supervisor (2 episodes, 1990)
Susan Boyd .... assistant hair stylist (2 episodes, 1990)
Jayne Dancose .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1990)
Bart Mixon .... special make-up effects / special make-up effects supervisor (2 episodes, 1990)
Jo-Anne Smith-Ojeil .... assistant special makeup effects (2 episodes, 1990)
Eryn Krueger Mekash .... special makeup effects artist (1 episode, 1990)

Sydney Silvert .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
George Horie .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrice Leung .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1990)
Sandra Mayo .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Art Department
Craig Henderson .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 1990)
Hank Mayo .... concept designer (2 episodes, 1990)
Grant Swain .... property master (2 episodes, 1990)

Ignacio McBurney .... on set dresser (unknown episodes)
Dan Platt .... sculptor (unknown episodes)
Aaron Sims .... character designer (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Richard Patton .... production sound mixer (2 episodes, 1990)

Joe Campana .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Al Gomez .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Ted Johnston .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Tom Ruff .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
James G. Williams .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
John Deall .... special effects crew (2 episodes, 1990)
Tony Lazarowich .... special effects assistant (2 episodes, 1990)
John Thomas .... special effects coordinator (2 episodes, 1990)

Bob Comer .... animatronics (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Gene Warren Jr. .... special visual effects supervisor: Fantasy II (2 episodes, 1990)

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)
Series Stunts
Ken Kirzinger .... stunts (2 episodes, 1990)
Michael Langlois .... stunts (2 episodes, 1990)
Jacob Rupp .... stunts (2 episodes, 1990)

Kevin J. Andruschak .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Mike Mitchell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Clothier .... steadicam operator (2 episodes, 1990)
Paul Guenette .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (2 episodes, 1990)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (2 episodes, 1990)
Nick Kuchera .... key grip (2 episodes, 1990)
Jeff Upton .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1990)
Peter F. Woeste .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Casting Department
Sid Kozak .... casting: Canada (2 episodes, 1990)
Louise Mackiewicz .... extras casting assistant (1 episode, 1990)
Series Editorial Department
Ulla Hoeller .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1990)
Bob Shugrue Jr. .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1990)

Nigel Hollick .... assistant editor: Canada (unknown episodes)
Reine-Claire .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Ted Bauman .... location manager (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Music Department
Ray Colcord .... musician: synthesizer (2 episodes, 1990)
Craig Pettigrew .... supervising music editor (2 episodes, 1990)

John Beal .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jimmy Bryant .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Lawrence Albright .... driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Jean Bereziuk .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1990)
Jeff Gaffin .... accounting executive (2 episodes, 1990)
Gretchen Goode .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1990)
Laurie McLay .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1990)

Jodi Duncan .... stand-in (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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192 min | 187 min (DVD version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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:TV-14 (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Jonathan Brandis was on "SeaQuest 2032" (1993), where Seth Green made a few guest appearances. Green's nickname was "Wolflman".See more »
Continuity: When Ben is introducing himself for the first time in the class, Richie's shirt changes between shots.See more »
Pennywise:Kiss me, fat boy!See more »
Movie Connections:
Fur EliseSee more »


What is "IT"?
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25 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
What is your deepest secret fear?, 28 August 2004

"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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