Kingdom Hospital (2004– )

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Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. The story takes place in a hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 Dr. Elmer Traff (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Sally Druse (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Stegman (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Peter Rickman (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Otto (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Hook (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Christa (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Mary Jensen (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Lona Massingale / ... (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Jesse James (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Abel Lyon (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Christine Draper (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Natalie Rickman (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Bobby Druse (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Antubis / ... (13 episodes, 2004)
William Wise ...
 Dr. Louis Traff (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Nurse Brick Bannerman (11 episodes, 2004)
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 Danny (10 episodes, 2004)
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 Ollie (10 episodes, 2004)
Janet Wright ...
 Liz Hinton (10 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Sonny Gupta (9 episodes, 2004)
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 Firecracker Man (8 episodes, 2004)
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 Henry Havens (8 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Richard Shwartzton (7 episodes, 2004)
Penelope Corrin ...
 Julie (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Idler #2 (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Mona Klingerman (6 episodes, 2004)
Bill Meilen ...
 Dr. Egas Gottreich / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Rolf Pederson (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Frank Schweigen (6 episodes, 2004)
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Shocking and frightening tale of a haunted hospital that was built over an ancient graveyard. The doctors have put all their faith into science and technology, and are dismissive of any suggestion of mysticism or unseen powers...at their own peril. Written by Cappella -NL-

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Where malevolence meets malpractice. See more »


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$37,500,000 (estimated)
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Jack Coleman is wearing a "Little Tall" sweatshirt. Little Tall is an island that is the setting for Stephen King's Storm of the Century and Dolores Claiborne. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Hook gives Otto a soda, the can is closed. The next shot reveals that the can is open, but later in the scene you hear Otto open the can. See more »

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Peter Rickman: [Peter overhead someone talking about a massive earthquake that is going to hit the hospital] Is he right?
Mary Jensen: Yes. When I ring my bell again, it won't just be for one or two; it'll be for the hundreds.
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Remake of The Kingdom (1994) See more »

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Red Dragon Tattoo
Performed by Fountains of Wayne
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Very worthwhile!
29 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Probably one of the best video representations of Stephen King's writing style (although he did not write the original novel), "Kingdom Hospital" definitely worth the watching! Granted, this mini-series is not for everyone. If you're into short, powerful horror films that end with all the loose ends neatly tied up, this one just won't be for you. Just as in his novels, King takes his time to explore characters, situations, the macabre, and so on. Like his novels, this is a rich exploration that takes the time and patience of the viewer.

What I liked the most about this series were the running motifs that tied the numerous subplots together in very subtle ways. Things like secret hand-signs, recurring phrases, and soundtrack songs like "Red Dragon Tattoo" by Fountains of Wayne. I also like the way that black humor was woven into situations in ways that seemed appropriate, and yet not overdone.

I'm sure that "Kingdom Hospital" will never win any artistic awards, but the quality of this piece surpasses much of what one can expect from American television miniseries.


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