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(2003)

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An early deleted scene showed the boys with Josie, the girl with intellectual disabilities, whom they later rescue from the sewer drain.
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Stephen King sold the movie rights for one dollar.
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Thomas Jane starred in the film because his mother, a big fan of Stephen King, told him to.
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To portray Mr. Grey speaking through Jonesy, Damian Lewis did an impression of Malcolm McDowell.
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This was the third film William Goldman adapted from a Stephen King novel. The others were Hearts in Atlantis (2001) and Misery (1990).
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The main characters hail from Derry, Maine, a fictional small town that neighbors Castle Rock, the setting of many other Stephen King stories. Derry was also the setting for It (1990).
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Lawrence Kasdan admitted the film's failure had wounded his career, later preventing him from getting two films produced.
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When Mr. Grey talks to Jones, the poem he alludes to is Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."
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The character of Colonel Kurtz in the novel was changed to "Colonel Curtis" for the movie, so the audience would not think it was a reference to the Apocalypse Now (1979) character, which it is in the novel.
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The flashback scene where the boys first meet Duddits is the barrens from the Stephen King film It (1990), which also takes place in Derry.
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The insignia on General Matheson's beret is actually a 10th Mountain Div. shoulder patch, without the "MOUNTAIN" tab.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Stephen King wrote the novel while recovering from a near-fatal accident. Because of his injuries, he wrote the novel in longhand. The accident is reflected in the story, particularly a graphic scene in which a vehicle runs down a major character.
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Mr. Grey's death in the film was completely different from the book. In the movie, he is killed by Duddits in the water supply room. In the book, using their powers, both Henry and Duddits smother him to death with a pillow.
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