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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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1990  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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18 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's It  »

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Trivia

Since It first aired, there has been much speculation as to the sewer building pump house. Fans wanted to know the location of the real building and rumor was that it was a built set that had been immediately torn down after filming. The real building is actually the old Buntzen Lake Hydro Plant in Canada, which looked vaguely different in 1990 but after it shut down in the early 2000's now retains a more faded look. People can go up to it, but are prohibited from going inside without authorization. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie is in the shower, and he goes to put his towel back on, you can clearly see underwear, or some article of clothing on his lowers. See more »

Quotes

Richie Tozier: Listen, kids. This campfire stuff is fun, it really is, but it doesn't matter how painstakingly we go over these sewer plans or how many damn flashlights or helmets you've got in that box. When the sun comes up, I'm dust, and I would suggest that you follow me and get the hell out of Dodge!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Donnie Darko (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

The Way You Do The Things You Do
Written by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson) and Bobby Rogers (as Robert Rogers)
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
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Extremely long but worthwhile horror yarn.
30 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Many critics have complained that Stephen King's It is an overlong film. However, considering that the book upon which it is based takes over 1,000 pages to tell its story, it is hardly surprising that the film version needs so much running time to cram in all the twists and turns. Besides, the three hour running time goes by quickly because the film is briskly paced and full of engaging incidents. Also, the depth of the story allows to us to really get into the minds of the characters, which is a rare thing indeed in a horror film, since usually the characters are hilariously shallow.

The story unfolds like a two part mini-series (which is, I believe, what the film was originally meangt to be). In the first half, a bunch of seven kids in a small town realise that recent child killings are not the work of a murderer, but are attributable to a monster which awakes every thirty years. They track it down and very nearly kill it, but it just manages to escape. Thirty years later, the seven are all grown up, but they re-unite to seek out the monster when it once more awakens for its regular killing spree.

The acting is very goood, especially John Ritter as a successful architect and Tim Curry as the terrifying Pennywise the Clown. There are some spooky moments, but nothing that I would describe as absolutely horrifying. This is an unusually deep and detailed horror film, well worth seeing.


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