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

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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:
Who's David Graham if he's not the bloke scared of Pennywise the Clown? See more (437 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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Language:
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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:
Most of Stephen King's books take place in Maine in the Bangor area and in a fictionalized town. The book was written and finished in Bangor also.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Ben is introducing himself for the first time in the class, Richie's shirt changes between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Eddie:[Has a flashback] I think I remember who Pennywise was now. Big White guy... Red nose... Bout 75 feet tall...
[Starts crying]
Eddie:Mouth full of razor-sharp teeth?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Mist (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
It's All RightSee more »

FAQ

What is "IT"?
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56 out of 81 people found the following review useful.
Who's David Graham if he's not the bloke scared of Pennywise the Clown?, 15 January 2004
Author: davideo-2 from United Kingdom

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

Adapted from the epic novella by Stephen King,It is set in the town of Derry,Maine,in 1960.A series of gruesome child killings are going on,which seem to replicate similar events that happen every 30 years in the town,rounded off by a big disaster that causes similar confusion and devastation.Seven young kids are drawn together over the course of the summer to face off against a psychotic bully named Henry Bowers and his gang,as well as coming face to face with the perpetrator of the horrific killings,a monster which generally takes the shape of a clown named Pennywise (Tim Curry).One day,they decide to go down in to the sewers and confront and kill It once and for all.They believe they have done this,only to get a call 30 years later informing them that this is not the case and that they must now abide by a promise they made as kids to return once again to do battle with It if it ever returned.Now,as mature adults instead of naive kids (and therefore finding it harder to believe) can they be as successful?

Very rarely do adaptations of King novels translate well to the screen,with only a handful of exceptions,and the producers of this two parter certainly had an even harder job on their hands turning a book of over 1000 pages in to a film adaptation.Under the circumstances,one might say they haven't done too bad a job,but they've had to edit out a lot of key sequences (and even characters) from the book,and as a result,they've ended up with a script that's had to leave out a lot of the original source material,and so you don't get the full effect of the book,which was a real door stopper of a book that took forever to read but engrossed you right to the end all the same.So as you might expect this film adaptation isn't as good as that but it's still an impressive, scary enough effort all things considered that spreads out an epic story engrossingly enough.

On the acting front,the child actors (with the exception of the one who played Bowers) fare better than the adult actors,with the exception,of course,of Tim Curry in terrifying form as Pennywise (one of the scariest characters in the history of cinema,never mind the fact he only ever appeared in a TV movie) and possibly Harry Anderson.Some of them are laughably bad in parts(especially the one playing the adult Bill when he tries to stutter,so sad when young Johnathon Brandis played him so well).Pennywise always gave me the creeps,possibly in a way no other horror movie character could,and nothing else is scarier in the film.But maybe scares aren't the main aim of the game here,this being a Stand By Me style King fable of friendship over-coming great evil against all odds.

Overall,this is a decent enough effort taking on the challenging task of turning an 1000+ page book into a feature adaptation,where it's easy to see where the cracks are showing but easy to appreciate for the things it gets right.***

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