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In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.
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The 2017 It is a remake of the 1990 TV miniseries. Check out our "No Small Parts" video on Bill Skarsgård's early career and watch the young stars of It reveal what it was like to meet Pennywise the Clown for the first time.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Richie Tozier 2 episodes, 1990
...  Eddie Kaspbrak 2 episodes, 1990
...  Stanley Uris 2 episodes, 1990
...  Beverly Marsh 2 episodes, 1990
...  Mike Hanlon 2 episodes, 1990
...  Ben Hanscom 2 episodes, 1990
...  Bill Denbrough 2 episodes, 1990
...  Pennywise 2 episodes, 1990
...  Bill Denbrough - Age 12 / ... 2 episodes, 1990
...  Ben Hanscom - Age 12 / ... 2 episodes, 1990
Adam Faraizl ...  Eddie Kaspbrak - Age 12 / ... 2 episodes, 1990
...  Richie Tozier - Age 12 2 episodes, 1990
...  Stanley Uris - Age 12 / ... 2 episodes, 1990
...  Beverly Marsh - Age 12 / ... 2 episodes, 1990
Marlon Taylor ...  Mike Hanlon - Age 12 / ... 2 episodes, 1990
...  Audra Denbrough 2 episodes, 1990
...  Mrs. Kaspbrak 2 episodes, 1990
...  Henry Bowers - Age 14 2 episodes, 1990
Chris Eastman ...  Belch 2 episodes, 1990
...  Patrick Hocksetter / ... 2 episodes, 1990
Michael Ryan ...  Tom Rogan 2 episodes, 1990
...  Cyndi 2 episodes, 1990
...  Al Marsh 2 episodes, 1990
Caitlin Hicks ...  Patti Uris 2 episodes, 1990
Tony Dakota ...  Georgie Denbrough 2 episodes, 1990
Steven Hilton ...  Mr. Denbrough 2 episodes, 1990
Sheelah Megill ...  Sharon Denbrough 2 episodes, 1990
...  Laurie Anne Winterbarger 2 episodes, 1990
...  Mrs. Winterbarger 2 episodes, 1990
Susan Astley ...  Aunt Jean 2 episodes, 1990
...  Arlene Hanscom 2 episodes, 1990
...  Coach 2 episodes, 1990
...  Officer Nell 2 episodes, 1990
Donna Peerless ...  Miss Douglas 2 episodes, 1990
...  Ben's Father 2 episodes, 1990
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In 1960, a group of social outcasts who are bullied by a gang of greasers led by Henry Bowers are also tormented by an evil demon who can shape-shift into a clown and feed on children's fears and kill them. After defeating the demonic clown as kids, it resurfaces 30 years later and they must finish it off as adults once again. Written by Blake

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The Master of Horror unleashes everything you were ever afraid of. See more »


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Stephen King's It  »

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Trivia

All of the actors who played the adult versions of The Losers Club have been nominated for either a Emmy or a Golden Globe. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film we see a tray of China cups filled up with water, and it is clear that rain is pouring onto them. Then a second later, the little girl on her bike appears, and you can see that it isn't raining at all her clothes are completely dry, as are her mothers. See more »

Quotes

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.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, we see pictures of the "Lucky Seven" from their childhood like in a photo album. The final photo of the Paramount cinema segues into the actual one in Derry. The camera pulls back from the title IT, and it turns from white to red. In Pt 2, the final photo of a hotel segues into the one the "Lucky Seven" are staying at. At the end of both parts, Pennywise's laugh is heard. See more »

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Fur Elise
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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First Half Good - Second Half Bad
22 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

That's what most of the other commentators say, and I can't disagree. Part 1 (or the first half, depending on which format you're seeing it in) is great: pitting some excellent child actors (including future star Seth Green of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) portraying some in-depth characters fighting against a demonic clown. The second half seems more like a "gee-wow - look who we got" self-indulgence at casting Anderson, Thomas, Reid and Ritter, with very little to make us care about these folks. The ending is also an incredible dumbed-down letdown, although in all fairness I don't think they could pull off King's ending, and most of the audience wouldn't understand it if they had tried. There are a few touching moments in the last half, and Tim Curry couldn't screw up no matter how bad the writing is, but generally the two mismatched halves make for a mediocre film when it could have been so much more.


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