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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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 ...  Dr. Christine Draper 13 episodes, 2004
Suki Kaiser ...  Natalie Rickman 13 episodes, 2004
Del Pentecost Del Pentecost ...  Bobby Druse 13 episodes, 2004
Birkett 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 Corrin ...  Julie 6 episodes, 2004
Tygh Runyan ...  Idler #2 5 episodes, 2004
Emily Tennant ...  Mona Klingerman 6 episodes, 2004
Bill Meilen Bill Meilen ...  Dr. Egas Gottreich / ... 5 episodes, 2004
Jim Shield ...  Rolf Pederson 6 episodes, 2004
Paul Perri Paul Perri ...  Frank Schweigen 6 episodes, 2004
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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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Trivia

A third series was planned for the original series, The Kingdom (1994), but due to the death in 1998 of Ernst-Hugo Järegård (Stig Helmer) and the subsequent death of Kirsten Rolffes (Mrs Drusse) in 2000, the likelihood of a third series was very remote. Lars von Trier actually wrote the third and final season, but the production was not picked up by DR. At that point, five regular cast members had died and it seemed impossible to continue the series. The abandoned scripts were sent to the producers of Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital (2004), but it is unclear whether they used the scripts or not. See more »

Goofs

In the episode "Seizure Day" when Brenda is making the potion for Stegman, as the camera zooms in you can see the camera's red light and someone behind it reflecting off a box just up from the red toolbox. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jesse James: Oh no, we can't have little rodent junkies running amok!
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Connections

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Time Has Come Today
Written by Joseph Chambers and Willie Chambers
Performed by The Chambers Brothers
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thumbs up!!
9 December 2005 | by gorefreakSee all my reviews

I really looked forward to it when I heard that King was planning to do this show'(my favourite author), I watched the danish mini series when it aired in Danish television in 1994, back then I was thrilled with the show, it was simply brilliant. I wasn't disappointed with this version, it's basically the same story, but with changed characters, I don't think there's a lack of humour but it's just different. There is only one thing I can complain about and that is Bruce Davison/Dr. Stegman is doing a fine job but he gets nowhere near Ernst-Hugo Järegård/Helmer. In "Riget" the funniest thing was the Swedish Dr. Helmer, who hated danes, treating everyone like they had no brain, Dr. Stegman is quite unpleasant but not as enjoyably nasty as Helmer was. R.I.P.


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Release Date:

3 March 2004 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$37,500,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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