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

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In episode 12, one character is making a potion using a recipe from a book called "Love potions, charms and spells", written by Barlow and Straker. Those are the names of villains from Stephen King's "Salem's Lot". See more »

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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

Otto: [sounding annoyed] It would appear that Dr. Stegman has parked his Jaguar right on top of the helicopter landing pad
[smiles in a scheming manner as he makes up a lie]
Otto: well, in fifteen minutes we're receiving a trauma patient by helicopter, multiple stab wounds... so the car needs to be towed immediately, do you understand?
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Just when I was getting hooked
17 April 2004 | by katran1See all my reviews

It took me awhile to get into this series. In fact, after watching the two-hour premiere, I almost didn't come back to watch Ep. 2. But I did, then I watched Ep. 3, and I think that's where I finally started getting hooked. Unfortunately, ABC has now put out official word that they have cancelled the series, though they will show all the remaining episodes (while based on a miniseries, King had begun writing material for a second season, which ABC has now axed). Thankfully, ABC has agreed to release the series on DVD later this year.

I've most enjoyed the episodes where you see a lot of the ghosts. I think Jodelle Micah Ferland (Mary) is just adorable, she just breaks my heart. I'm really impressed by Kett Turton (Paul and the voice of Antubis). This is the first thing I've seen him in and I think he's great. And I just love Diane Ladd as Mrs. Druse. In my opinion, the episodes in which those three figure the most prominently are the best of the series.

Unlike many others who watch this series, I have not seen Riget so I have nothing to compare Kingdom Hospital with. I do plan to see Riget (my local Blockbuster actually carries it, under the title "The Kingdom"), but I think I'll wait until this series is over, since those who have seen Riget first seem the most disappointed with this new rendition.

Definitely bizarre, but it grows on you. Stephen King stated that viewers might not see the rewards of this show right away, but if they would just stick with it they would. It's too bad that more people didn't listen, or it might have survived.


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