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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:
What is your deepest secret fear? See more (438 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 16 of 59)

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:
Stephen King's novel IT is connected to his Dark Tower universe. The novel has an image of a turtle supporting the earth. A poem explaining this, "See the Turtle of enormous girth/ Upon his back he holds the Earth," appears in both IT and the third Dark Tower novel, The Waste Lands. That book also expands on the idea of multiple dimensions, each guarded by an animal avatar, held together by the Dark Tower in the center, rather like the spokes of a wheel. The final Dark Tower novel, The Dark Tower, features a character named Mordred who, like Pennywise, shifts from human to spider form, and another character, Dandelo, who, like Pennywise, has "deadlights" behind his eyes that will drive a mortal to madness. The character Mike Hanlon appears in both IT and Insomnia, which introduces Dark Tower character Patrick Danville.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The first time Stan recites the entire Boy Scout Oath, he misses the line "To obey the Scout Law". This line goes between the lines "To do my duty to God and my country" and "To help other people at all times".See more »
Quotes:
Pennywise:Kiss me, fat boy!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
I Was A Teenage WerewolfSee more »

FAQ

What is "IT"?
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21 out of 33 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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So why did they stop being friends/lose touch? Ser_Pounce_Is_My_Homeboy
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Horrible casting of adult Bill Denbrough. siope_chariie
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