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Kingdom Hospital 

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Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. A great disaster threatens a haunted 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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jamie Harrold ...  Dr. Elmer Traff 13 episodes, 2004
Diane Ladd ...  Sally Druse 13 episodes, 2004
Bruce Davison ...  Dr. Stegman 13 episodes, 2004
Jack Coleman ...  Peter Rickman 13 episodes, 2004
Julian Richings ...  Otto 13 episodes, 2004
Andrew McCarthy ...  Dr. Hook 13 episodes, 2004
Jennifer Cunningham Jennifer Cunningham ...  Christa 13 episodes, 2004
Jodelle Ferland ...  Mary Jensen 13 episodes, 2004
Sherry Miller ...  Dr. Lona Massingale / ... 13 episodes, 2004
Ed Begley Jr. ...  Dr. Jesse James 13 episodes, 2004
Brandon Bauer Brandon Bauer ...  Abel Lyon 13 episodes, 2004
Lena Georgas ...  Nurse Carrie Von Trier / ... 13 episodes, 2004
Allison Hossack Allison Hossack ...  Dr. Christine Draper 13 episodes, 2004
Suki Kaiser ...  Natalie Rickman 13 episodes, 2004
Del Pentecost Del Pentecost ...  Bobby Druse 13 episodes, 2004
Kett Turton ...  Antubis / ... 13 episodes, 2004
William Wise William Wise ...  Dr. Louis Traff 13 episodes, 2004
Beverley Elliott ...  Nurse Brick Bannerman 11 episodes, 2004
Ty Olsson ...  Danny 10 episodes, 2004
Benjamin Ratner ...  Ollie 10 episodes, 2004
Janet Wright ...  Liz Hinton 10 episodes, 2004
Zak Santiago ...  Dr. Sonny Gupta 9 episodes, 2004
Ron Selmour ...  Firecracker Man 8 episodes, 2004
Alan Scarfe ...  Henry Havens 8 episodes, 2004
Meagen Fay ...  Dr. Brenda Abelson 7 episodes, 2004
Gerard Plunkett ...  Dr. Richard Shwartzton 7 episodes, 2004
Penelope Park Penelope Park ...  Julie 6 episodes, 2004
Tygh Runyan ...  Idler #2 6 episodes, 2004
Emily Tennant ...  Mona Klingerman 6 episodes, 2004
Bill Meilen Bill Meilen ...  Dr. Egas Gottreich / ... 6 episodes, 2004
Jim Shield ...  Rolf Pederson 6 episodes, 2004
Paul Perri ...  Frank Schweigen 6 episodes, 2004
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Storyline

A haunted hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill that burned down in the fire which killed many children who worked there is hit by a series of increasingly devastating mysterious earthquakes. The jaded staff pays no attention to it, since everyone there has experienced much stranger and harder to explain things many times throughout the years. The arrival of two new patients, a comatose artist left paralyzed in a hit and run incident only to end up being saved from the brink of death by a mysterious divine force in the form of a giant telepathic anteater called Antubis and a female psychic whose son works at the hospital, stirs everything up. A strange ghost girl contacts both of them in an attempt to get them to warn the staff and prevent the upcoming great supernatural disaster. However, secretive malevolent forces are also there and they have no intention of letting anyone interfere with their infernal plans. Written by Cappella -NL-

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Where malevolence meets malpractice. See more »


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ABC [United States] | BBC [UK] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital See more »

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Budget:

$37,500,000 (estimated)
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(per episode) | (13 parts) | (13 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Unhappy with the lack of network advertising, Stephen King paid several hundred thousand dollars for full page color print ads in major US newspapers advertising the show. The very next week ABC changed the shows time slot to go against CSI. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Hook gives Otto a soda, the can is closed. The next shot reveals that the can is open, but later in the scene you hear Otto open the can. See more »

Quotes

Christa: Are we in trouble?
Abel Lyon: He may forget that he was drunk.
Christa: Or he may not.
Abel Lyon: He may not.
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Connections

Edited into Against the Dark (2009) See more »

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Time Has Come Today
Written by Joseph Chambers and Willie Chambers
Performed by The Chambers Brothers
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"Well, I'm Impressed"
18 December 2004 | by tgarnett25See all my reviews

I didn't have the chance to see this mini-series during it's initial, network run because of my work schedule, but praise be to Blockbuster Video, and a nifty thing called a free movie pass. On the whole, "Kingdom Hospital" is Stephen King on a totally different level. This is horror; this is fine storytelling; this is video art. What I admire most about this masterful weave of suspense, and the psychedelic is that the author/producer makes the material his own, never leaning on Von Trier's success, though it must have been tempting at times to do so.

Like "Cop Rock," and "Twin Peaks" before it, "Kingdom Hospital" is the type of series we don't see often--which is to say that it commits the heinous, unforgivable crime of allowing the viewer to think for themselves. Watch it while you can. All too soon we'll be rocketed back into the arms of the predictable, and the mundane.


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