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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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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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From the King of terror, a chilling new dimension in horror. See more »


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Stephen King's It  »

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Most of Stephen King's books take place in Maine in the Bangor area and in a fictionalized town. The book was written and finished in the real Bangor. See more »

Goofs

When Beverly tries to show her father the blood in the sink, he puts his hand on her shoulder. But in the next shot, he's gripping the sink with both hands. See more »

Quotes

Richie Tozier: Don't talk. You're gonna be fine, Spaghetti-Man.
Eddie Kaspbrak: Richie, please. For the last time, don't call me that. You know how I...
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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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memories (re-reviewed in 2015)
23 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

If you are of the King generation (lotsa books, bookstores, drugstores with books, tobacco stores with books, no computers or personal devices) then you probably have your own views on his place in the creative continuum.

My view is that his "early" works (including IT, THE STAND, SHINING) were his best. Wonderfully warped. And great fun to read.

That was the good news. The bad news is that, with rare exception (eg - SHINING) the B-grade studios that made easy money doing "tv movies" (you had to be there, otherwise you would not understand) generally snapped up his stuff and then did cheap, low-talent adaptations.

Wotta waste.

IT was one of King's more interesting works and this is one of the less awful adaptations. For insiders, most of the fun is in the first few scenes where one of the "characters" himself a writer explains that he has a job adapting his own work: "If anyone is going to mess it up, it may as well be me." The inside joke is that King himself was brought in as co-writer here because so many of the earlier TV adaptations were a disaster.

Again, one of the better ones. Lots of interesting faces here and there, including Ritter (an unappreciated dramatic talent) and Otoole looking radiant.


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