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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 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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 Nurse Carrie Von Trier / ... (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Christine Draper (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Natalie Rickman (13 episodes, 2004)
Del Pentecost ...
 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)
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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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 Henry Havens (8 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Brenda Abelson (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Richard Shwartzton (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Julie (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Idler #2 (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Mona Klingerman (6 episodes, 2004)
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 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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In the episode "Shoulda' Stood In Bed", the name of the lawyer that found Mona Klingerman's anesthesiology report is Stephen Dooling. Stephen Dooling is made up of parts of the names of the producers of Kingdom Hospital, Stephen King and Richard Dooling. See more »

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When Peter finds the old newspaper clippings in the back of Mary's doll, the headlines say "Hundreds Missing and Dead in Gates Falls Mill fire", and under it is the information on the fire. When Sally and Hook save Mary and the headlines change to "Mill Owner, Foreman Arrested in Arson Plot", underneath is the very same information that was on the last newspaper, which was supposed to no longer exist. See more »

Quotes

Paul: There's an old woman, a meddling old woman. If she comes in here and she tries to talk to your roommate, kill her.
Rolf: Why?
Paul: Never mind, just do it.
Rolf: Im not sure I can, I...
Paul: You can, you betta. Do you know the beauty part? No one will even ask you why you did it, you're craaazzzy.
Rolf: Thats why im seeing you isn't it? Because im crazy?
Paul: You don't really believe that.
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Worry About You
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Couldn't someone else have made this?
20 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

"Riget" is one of the most unique films you could ever hope to see. Flawed though it is, it never loses your attention, and you never cease wanting to see more of it, even after hours. "Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital" has the opposite effect. Having sat through three episodes now, I'm on the verge of wondering just why I'm wasting my time. The premiere episode was okay - the second somewhat less than that, and the third out and out awful. I finally figured it out. Whenever they stick to remaking "Riget," the thing works. Whenever they veer from that path, it completely fails. I always thought "Riget" was basically a comedy, with some moments of true horror, and lots of suspense. "SKKH" has none of this. Nothing's funny. Nothing's scary. Nothing's even suspenseful, because they don't give you enough plot for you to even follow. What's annoying is that all they had to do is REMAKE the original for the whole thing to work - but nooooo... they had to go and "improve" it with talking anteaters, singing nurses, and oh-so-cute references (I'm told) to various other Stephen King novels, as if maybe THAT will keep us interested. The sad thing is that "Riget" was never finished - the first series leaves you with an incredible cliffhanger, and the end of "Riget II" tops THAT - cutting off just as everything finally seems to be coming to a climax. If SKKH had followed the original, we could at last have looked forward to seeing the thing resolved (even if it is in English, with a completely different set of actors). Now... who cares? It's already so far from the original that it can't possibly even be following the same storyline as the original. What a missed opportunity - what a shame. Sigh. Well, at least we have the originals (and I urge all of you who might like the U.S. version to try and hunt up the original and see how it MIGHT have been).


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