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Kingdom Hospital 

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 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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 Natalie Rickman 13 episodes, 2004
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 Dr. Louis Traff 13 episodes, 2004
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 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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 Dr. Richard Shwartzton 7 episodes, 2004
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 Idler #2 6 episodes, 2004
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 Mona Klingerman 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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3 March 2004 (USA)  »

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$37,500,000 (estimated)
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(per episode) | (13 parts) | (DVD)

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In the episode where the Robins lose the World Series, the broadcaster says, "It seems like something from a Stephen King horror story." See more »

Goofs

In the episode "Seizure Day" when Brenda is making the potion for Stegman, as the camera zooms in you can see the camera's red light and someone behind it reflecting off a box just up from the red toolbox. 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 Riget (1994) See more »

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Time Has Come Today
Written by Joseph Chambers and Willie Chambers
Performed by The Chambers Brothers
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Awesome and way underrated!!
11 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

When Kingdom Hospital originally aired I watched it every week, then the air-date changed and I missed an episode and couldn't bring myself to continue watching with an hour's worth gap. I got my DVD set last week (a few days early) and I absolutely love this show. In a commentary on the DVD Kingdom Hospital is described as a video book and it really feels that way, it's got a perfect pace and you can really ID with the characters who are very rich and well defined. I feel that the story is more effective when you watch the episodes close together, waiting 7 days for subsequent episodes is like torture. It's sad that the ratings were low because I'd really like to see more of Kingdom Hospital and the characters involved. Ed Begley Jr., Andrew McCarthy and Bruce Davison especially give excellent performances, I give the special effects a big 19. Buy the set and you'll be addicted.


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