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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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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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Budget:

$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

The scene where Peter Rickman (Jack Coleman) is hit by a car happens almost exactly how Stephen King described the time he was hit by a car in his memoir, "On Writing". The only difference is that the man who hit King in real life was older, sober and stopped to see if he was all right. See more »

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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. Egas Gottreich: Go back!
Paul: This is your last warning, Shorttime. Go back while you still can.
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Remake of Riget (1994) See more »

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Where's Your Head At
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Couldn't someone else have made this?
20 March 2004 | by PenGuhWinSee all my reviews

"Riget" is one of the most unique films you could ever hope to see. Flawed though it is, it never loses your attention, and you never cease wanting to see more of it, even after hours. "Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital" has the opposite effect. Having sat through three episodes now, I'm on the verge of wondering just why I'm wasting my time. The premiere episode was okay - the second somewhat less than that, and the third out and out awful. I finally figured it out. Whenever they stick to remaking "Riget," the thing works. Whenever they veer from that path, it completely fails. I always thought "Riget" was basically a comedy, with some moments of true horror, and lots of suspense. "SKKH" has none of this. Nothing's funny. Nothing's scary. Nothing's even suspenseful, because they don't give you enough plot for you to even follow. What's annoying is that all they had to do is REMAKE the original for the whole thing to work - but nooooo... they had to go and "improve" it with talking anteaters, singing nurses, and oh-so-cute references (I'm told) to various other Stephen King novels, as if maybe THAT will keep us interested. The sad thing is that "Riget" was never finished - the first series leaves you with an incredible cliffhanger, and the end of "Riget II" tops THAT - cutting off just as everything finally seems to be coming to a climax. If SKKH had followed the original, we could at last have looked forward to seeing the thing resolved (even if it is in English, with a completely different set of actors). Now... who cares? It's already so far from the original that it can't possibly even be following the same storyline as the original. What a missed opportunity - what a shame. Sigh. Well, at least we have the originals (and I urge all of you who might like the U.S. version to try and hunt up the original and see how it MIGHT have been).


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