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(1990)

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It: I'm every nightmare you've ever had. I'm your worst dream come true. I'm everything you ever were afraid of.

Pennywise: Kiss me, fat boy!

Pennywise: Hiya, Georgie! Aren't you gonna say hello?

[Georgie shakes his head]

Pennywise: Ohhh. Come on, bucko. Don't you want a... balloon?

George 'Georgie' Elmer Denbrough: I'm not supposed to take stuff from strangers. My dad said so.

Pennywise: Very wise of your dad, Georgie. Very wise indeed... I, Georgie, am Pennywise the Dancing Clown! You are Georgie! So, now we know each other! Correct?

George 'Georgie' Elmer Denbrough: I guess so... I gotta go.

Pennywise: Go? Without this?

[showing Georgie his fallen paper boat]

George 'Georgie' Elmer Denbrough: [smiles] My boat!

Pennywise: Exactly! Go on, kiddo... Take it.

[Georgie hesitates, unsure about reaching into the storm drain for his boat]

Pennywise: Ohhh... You want it, don't you, Georgie? Oh, of course you do... and there's cotton candy, and rides, and all sorts of surprises down here... and balloons too... All colors.

George 'Georgie' Elmer Denbrough: Do they float?

[Georgie then reaches in for his boat]

Pennywise: [Pennywise's face begins changing from a smile to a frown] Oh, yes... They float, Georgie... They float... and when you're down here with me... YOU FLOAT TOO!

[Pennywise grabs Georgie's arm and pulls him toward the storm drain]

Pennywise: Excuse me, sir. Do you have Prince Albert in a can? You DO? Well, you better let the poor guy out! A-ha! A-ha! A-ha!

Young Mike: My dad says there's no way to date this one. He says it's probably from the early or mid 1700s when Derry was a logging town.

Young Bill: Hold it. P-P-P-Pennywise the clown?

Young Richie: That's him. That's him!

Young Ben: 200 years ago? He was here then?

Young Stan: Come on, It's just a drawing.

Young Mike: Now look. Here he is again. The same man.

Young Bev: It's not a man.

Young Bill: It... IT!

[the scrapbook begins flapping]

Young Bill: Th-That's what happened back in Georgie's room.

[the scrapbook stops at a page and the picture comes to life. The kids see Pennywise dancing]

Young Bill: Look!

It: [Pennywise spots the kids] GRRR!

[Pennywise climbs up to a lamp post and scares the kids]

It: I'll kill you all! Ha Ha! I'll drive you crazy and I'll kill you all! I'm every nightmare you've ever had! I am your worst dream come true! I'M EVERYTHING YOU EVER WERE AFRAID OF!

Young Stan: [Stan grabs the book and throws it] NO!

Young MikeYoung BillYoung RichieYoung BenYoung BevYoung Eddie: YES!

Young Bill: Don't let it get to you man.

Young Ben: You saw it too.

Young Stan: I didn't want to.

Young Bill: But you did.

Young Stan: Yes. Okay. If that's what you want... Yes.

Young Bill: Yes, that's what I wanted, you turkey.

Pennywise: BEEP BEEP Richie! They ALL float down here. When you're down here with us, you'll float too!

Pennywise: Excuse me, ma'am. Is your refrigerator running? *gasp* It IS? Well, you better go catch it before it runs away! A-ha! A-ha! A-ha!

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Young Mike: Thanks.

Young Stan: Any time.

Young Mike: Who are you guys anyway?

Young Eddie: We're sort of a club.

Young Bev: Yeah, the Losers Club.

Young Richie: Yeah.

Young Bill: You w-want in?

Young Mike: Yeah. Yeah, I do.

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Bill: Kill It, Bev!

It: Kill!

[laughs]

It: Me? Oh you are priceless, brat! I am eternal, child. I am the eater of worlds, and of children. And you are next!

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Young Eddie: What are we gonna do?

Young Stan: Do? What do you mean, "do"? I just want to forget about it.

Young Bev: It's not just us, it's all the other kids too. Like Velma Daniels, she was in my class. Who's gonna be next?

Young Bev: B-Bev's right, we gotta do something.

Young Ben: We gotta tell somebody.

Young Bev: They don't see what we see.

Young Eddie: Why?

Young Bill: When you grow up, you stop believing.

Young Richie: They'd just laugh their heads off and put us in a nuthatch.

Young Ben: It kills kids, damn it!

Young Bev: We've gotta do something.

Young Bill: [after a long pause] Help me. You killed my brother George, you bastard! Let's see you now. Let's see you now. It's scared of us you know? I can feel that. I swear to God I can. I... I wanna kill it. Help me. Please help me. Help me.

[the rest of the Lucky Seven embrace Bill in their circle]

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Young Bill: Swear to me. Swear to me that if it isn't dead, we'll all come back.

Young Bev: I swear.

Young Ben: Swear.

Young Mike: I swear it.

Young Richie: I swear.

Young Eddie: I swear, too.

Young Stan: Swear.

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Alvin Marsh: I worry about you, Bevvie. Sometimes I worry a lot.

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Bill Denbrough: He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts.

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It: Let go. Be afraid. You all taste so much better when you're afraid.

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Richie: What are you saying, Eddie? You're still a virgin?

Eddie: Yeah.

Richie: Well I can't help you there, pal.

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Pennywise: Want a balloon?

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Bill Denbrough: [reading a paper] He th-th-thrusts hi-his fists...

Ben Hanscom: [takes the paper] "He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts." That's all it says, over and over.

Ben Hanscom: [stuttering heavily] My m-m-m-om g-gave me that to to to... sttttt! to help with my st-st-st-stutter!

Richie Tozier: No offense pal, it ain't workin'.

[Bill looks at him, and Richie blows him a kiss]

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Richie Tozier: Don't talk. You're gonna be fine, Spaghetti-Man.

Eddie Kaspbrak: Richie, please. For the last time, don't call me that. You know how I...

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Young Richie: So you Haystack, what are you building? A dam or something?

Young Ben: Yeah.

Young Richie: Have you ever built one before?

Young Ben: No

Young Richie: How do you know it will work?

Young Ben: Well of course it would why wouldn't it?

Young Richie: Yeah but how do you know?

Young Ben: I just know.

Young Bill: Yeah, he just knows.

Young Bev: Yeah.

Young Eddie: Yeah.

Young Stan: Yeah.

Young Richie: Well, okay.

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Pennywise: Take your pick, B-b-b-Billy boy. Oh, except for the one on the end, that's already taken. Sorry.

Bill Denbrough: I remember you, and I remember we beat you. I'm not afraid of you.

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Bill Denbrough: Audra, my brother who died...

Audra Denbrough: Yes, George.

Bill Denbrough: He didn't just die. He was muh-murdered.

Audra Denbrough: Why didn't you ever...

Bill Denbrough: Tell you? Because I forgot. Almost like it never happened. I know that this doesn't make any sense, but I have to go.

Audra Denbrough: But why?

Bill Denbrough: Because we made a pruh-promise.

Audra Denbrough: Why are you stuttering like that?

Bill Denbrough: I don't know. I used to stutter all the time when I was a kid.

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Mike: ...If you want to see Henry Bowers, you'll find him up at Juniper Hills.

Bev Marsh: Ever since the trial where he confessed to all the murders of all the children.

Ben Hanscom: He was down there with us, down there in the sewer.

Richie Tozier: That creep was going to kill Stan.

Eddie Kaspbrak: He was going to kill us all.

Bill Denbrough: I remember when they pulled him out, his hair had turned white...

Ben Hanscom: He was babbling about a bright light...

Bev Marsh: ...and a clown.

Mike: And no one believed him.

Bill Denbrough: Except when he said that he murdered all the kids.

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Pennywise: You're too old to stop me! You're all too old.

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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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Richie Tozier: I just flew in from L.A., and boy is my tail-section tired... We're hot tonight, it's great to be back here in Derry, breathing in that old Derry Air. Eddie, get all of their names, I want to put them on my Christmas mailer, no, Denbrough there, let's put him on my Norman Mailer.

[He puts Eddie in a head-lock]

Richie Tozier: . I love this guy, he's like the brother I never had.

[Turns Eddie face-up]

Richie Tozier: . Wait a minute! He IS the brother I never had!

Mike: Beep beep Richie. Hello, Stan? Is this the Uris residence? I'm trying to get hold of Stan Uris... Oh... thank you. Thank you very much.

[hangs up telephone]

Mike: Stan is dead. He cut his wrists in the bathtub right after I phoned him.

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Mike: There's something terribly wrong here in Derry, and you know it!

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Eddie Kaspbrak: I believe in Santa Claus. I believe in the Easter Bunny. I believe in the Tooth Fairy. But I don't believe in you. This is battery acid. Now, you disappear!

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Young Richie: One out of ten. You're worse than I am, kiddo. At this rate, we might as well let that damn clown take us one by one.

Young Bill: Beep beep Richie. Who's left? Ben? Bev?

Young Richie: Yeah, and one of them better be good, Bill, because right now, you're in the lead with a pathetic three out of ten.

Young Bill: Richie, will you PLEASE shut up?

Young Richie: You know you don't stutter all the time?

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Henry Bowers: You're dead meat, fat boy.

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Bev Marsh: Why does It have to be so mean?

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George 'Georgie' Elmer Denbrough: S.S. Georgie, Mer Mer.

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Young Mike: The biggest mystery is how two hundred and fifty-three settlers just vanished without a trace.

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Henry Bowers: Hello, nigger. I'm here to pay you back. I'll pay you all back.

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Arlene Hanscom: We'll have a home of our own one day, Benny, I promise.

Young Ben: I know, Mama.

Arlene Hanscom: Benny, as long as we're guests in this house, I need you to help me.

Young Ben: They wouldn't treat us like this if Daddy were still alive.

Arlene Hanscom: I need you to come inside now and apologize.

Young Ben: Apologize? But he was...

Arlene Hanscom: Benny, you must.

Young Ben: I hate it here! I hate it here!

[Climbs onto his bicycle]

Arlene Hanscom: Benny! Benny!

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[Ben has just finished telling a story]

Eddie Kaspbrak: That's great, Ben. You should write that one down.

Ben Hanscom: Bill's our writer.

Bill Denbrough: I just write horror stories.

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Richie Tozier: I hope that someone remembered to bring something useful, like a machine gun.

Bev Marsh: [holding up slingshot] I brought this. It's the only thing I saved from those days.

Ben Hanscom: I remember you were a dead shot, Bev.

Eddie Kaspbrak: Couldn't miss.

Ben Hanscom: It was like it was supposed to be, Bev. Remember? You hit the clown, Pennywise, in the head. It broke open.

Bev Marsh: And underneath it was a light.

Ben Hanscom: Bright lights.

Bill Denbrough: Dead lights.

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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!

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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.

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Young Eddie: Couldn't It be just some crazy guy dressed up in a clown suit?

Young Bill: No, It's some kind of monster. And It's right here in Derry.

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Bev Marsh: [Realizing that Mrs. Kersh is Pennywise in disguise] It did say Marsh on the doorbell.

Mrs. Kersh: [Her voice becoming menacing] If you're wise, you'll run dear, run... because to stay will mean worse than your death.

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Henry Bowers: Oink, oink!

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Richie Tozier: [Bill, Ben, Beverly and Eddie are about to go into the sewers to kill It] Oh, come on guys. What the hell are you gonna do now? Sing Kumbaya? Wake up! Take a breath! Do you smell that? That's death. It's not for Stan. It's not for Mike. It's not for Henry Bowers. It's for us. It's in the air. Losers fight It, losers die And you know that, don't you Captain?

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Spoilers 

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Mike: [Mike opens the fridge to get drinks, and balloons fly out, revealing Stan's severed head] Stan?

Stanley Uris: Sorry I'm late! Well, let's see who's here!

[Looks at Bill]

Stanley Uris: Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-B-B-B-Ba-Billy Boy!

[Looks at Richie]

Stanley Uris: Richie! You still here? We never expected you to stick around! Nice nosejob. No one would ever suspect.

[Looks at Ben]

Stanley Uris: Haystack. Puttin' on a little weight, huh?

[Looks at Beverly]

Stanley Uris: Speaking of dads, Bevvy, yours isn't worried about you anymore. He loves your choice in men.

[Looks at Eddie]

Stanley Uris: Wheezy! How's your sex life?... WHAT'S your sex life?

[Looks at Mike]

Stanley Uris: Well, Mikey, you did it. You got us all back here. I guess it's cause it's the only way you'd ever see us since you're so lame, you'd never leave this town. I finally made it, guys! I'm in the Deadlights now!

[Stan's voice starts to change into Pennywise's]

Stanley Uris: And you know what? It's true what they say; we all float down here. And you will, too. In fact, they ALL float! *THEY ALL FLOAT!*

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