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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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 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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Check your pulse at the door. See more »


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$37,500,000 (estimated)
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Sony pictures wanted the show shot on HD video. The director wanted to shoot on 35mm film. Stephen King agreed with his director and paid for the additional expenses out of his own pocket. 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 »

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Paul: Where'd that little bitch go to now? I was right behind her... So, she took him with her, how nice. If you kill him now he'll be stuck in between just like her. Could be fun. Get busy. Rub two sticks together if you have to or just pour it down his throat.
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Na Na Hey Ney Kiss Him Goodbye
Written by Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, and Paul Leka
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If this were exactly like Riget, what would be the point?

Riget is indeed an excellent body of work. But the humor is based on Danish culture and might be lost on other viewers. If you are a Stephen King fan, then you'll probably enjoy his interpretation of that story. If you don't like Stephen King, then why watch his movies? Consider "Psycho" starring Ann Heche - a remake down to the very last word and camera angle of Hitchcock's "Psycho." What's the point? Or consider James Whale's original Frankenstein - an absolute horror masterpiece. Does that mean I shouldn't enjoy "Young Frankenstein" because it mocks the original? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It brings this story to people who wouldn't otherwise watch it. Some people don't like dubbed movies - they ruin the atmosphere and subtitled movies invariably cause me to miss visual cues. I agree, Riget "Rules", absolutely. But this version has some interesting qualities and I enjoyed watching it. It's better on DVD without all the cuts on cable/dish.


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