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

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Stephen King (novel)
Lawrence D. Cohen (teleplay) (part I)
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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:
Brave adaptation of a truly difficult Stephen king novel See more (435 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 »
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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:
The gray in Mike's hair was achieved by brushing in baby powder with a toothbrush.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Ben briefly flashbacks to Henry Bowers and his gang surrounding him, when we actually see the event, the situation plays out differently, e.g. we hear different sentences.See more »
Quotes:
Belch:I can get them, if they only half-believe. But you. You're alive, Henry. You can get them no matter if they believe, half-believe, or don't believe at all.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Fur EliseSee more »

FAQ

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Brave adaptation of a truly difficult Stephen king novel, 30 January 2009
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

This was a brave and well above average adaptation of a truly difficult novel. It is uneven at times. The first half is better than the second half, which isn't helped by a pedestrian script and a woefully miscast Richrd Thomas. IT is NOT the worst book to TV movie in existence, there have been a lot worse since then. As for the book, which is very good, it is still flawed. There is too much swearing(the children's harsh language and sexual desires are inappropriate), the character development takes far too long, the book has a very confusing structure especially in the latter half of the book, and Frankenstein is name of the inventor not the monster. Still the characters are well described, and the murders are gut wrenching. Also the way King describes fear is brilliant, and his attention to detail is unparallelled. I am not criticising the book, I am evaluating the pros and cons of both the book and the movie, or mini-series, to be exact.The movie is the closest to the language of the author. The children did miles better than the adults, especially Jonathan Brandis and Seth Green, and there was a Stand By Me-ish nostalgia, that generated a definite spark between the players. As for the second half, it started off well, and rapidly became pedestrian 45 minutes before the end, which was ruined by a poorly designed spider. Other than that, the effects and script were generally good for a TV movie. Tim Curry, one of my favourite actors, steals the show, with his almost exact portrayal of Pennywise. His career-best performance was a perfect mixture of creepiness and hamminess, like Jack Nicolson from the Shining( which was turned into a pointless TV series). He also DID NOT overact. He's a British character actor, and was the only mature actor who didn't play himself, and stayed consistent throughout the entire movie. Pennywise also isn't his poorly written role, that's Gomez in Addams Family Reunion. It was criminal he didn't win an award for his performance.Also the music by Richard Bellis is outstanding, and that alone captures the creepy mood. In the slower bits, especially with the children, it's hauntingly beautiful and makes the scene poignant. However, Harry Anderson badly underplayed the library scene, while Annette O'Toole showed the most genuine fright, which grew tiresome as the movie progressed. Most of the scenes in the book were unfilmnable for a low budget movie, so they did well in that aspect. Adaptation means to adapt, so accept that. No film I've seen is word from word to the book, it just isn't done that way. I know they missed things out, and all that, but there are some truly sensitive issues in the book that people wouldn't want addressed on screen, and there were some of the metaphysics like the turtle that I didn't understand. The fantastic Inspector Morse series had the protagonist changed completely from a sleaze to a sensitive human.See what i'm getting at. Don't bother about the remake, apparently it's 90 minutes, which isn't enough to condense a 1000+ novel in. Plus, it probably won't have Tim Curry in it, who at the moment seems to be the only person who can do the job right, even if he is a little reminiscent of the Green Goblin. In conclusion look out for It. It is not as good as the Shining, but far better than the dreadful Tommy Knockers. Only read the book if you're a true Stephen King fan( I'm not) or if you're 18 or over(I'm 16), unless you want to be sick for a week (you don't want that). I still recommend both the book and the movie.7/10 for my personal favourite of the Stephen King movies. Bethany Cox

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Reminded me of Nightmare on Elm Street ..... but with them being awake JustSayingUK
ive been wondering this for yrs sykocase247
Why do the forget everything? cinecephale
Ending book compared to movie? JustSayingUK
Did anyone else catch this? cmfalf
This movie was a total JOKE! kurt-rosenbaum
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