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It (2017)

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In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

Director:

Andy Muschietti

Writers:

Chase Palmer (screenplay by), Cary Joji Fukunaga (screenplay by) (as Cary Fukunaga) | 2 more credits »
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8 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaeden Martell ... Bill Denbrough (as Jaeden Lieberher)
Jeremy Ray Taylor ... Ben Hanscom
Sophia Lillis ... Beverly Marsh
Finn Wolfhard ... Richie Tozier
Chosen Jacobs ... Mike Hanlon
Jack Dylan Grazer ... Eddie Kaspbrak
Wyatt Oleff ... Stanley Uris
Bill Skarsgård ... Pennywise
Nicholas Hamilton ... Henry Bowers
Jake Sim ... Belch Huggins
Logan Thompson ... Victor Criss
Owen Teague ... Patrick Hockstetter
Jackson Robert Scott ... Georgie Denbrough
Stephen Bogaert ... Mr. Marsh
Stuart Hughes ... Officer Bowers

Meet the Stars of Stephen King's 'It'

Learn more about the early career of Bill Skarsgård and watch the young stars of It reveal what it was like to see Pennywise the Clown for the first time while filming.

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Storyline

In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It. Written by Emma Chapman

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You'll float too. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

When screenwriter David Kajganich was attached to the project in the early stages, he proclaims that Warner Bros. wanted the film to be rated R in order to stay true to the resource material. He states, "The R rating means we can really honor the book and engage with the traumas (both the paranormal ones and those they deal with at home and school) that these characters endure." Though Kajganich would eventually leave the project, the sentiments made by him concerning the R rating remained and has ultimately benefitted the film. See more »

Goofs

The drum equipment (Yamaha SFZ snare drum) used by the marching band wasn't introduced by Yamaha until 1992. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Georgie Denbrough: Sure I will not get into trouble, Bill?
Bill Denbrough: Don't be a wu-wu-wuss. I'd come with you if I weren't... dying.
Georgie Denbrough: You're not dying!
Bill Denbrough: You didn't see the v-v-vomit coming out of my nose this morning?
Georgie Denbrough: That's disgusting.
Bill Denbrough: Ok, go get the wax.
Georgie Denbrough: In the cellar?
Bill Denbrough: You want to fl-fl-float, dont' you?
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Crazy Credits

The film title "It" appears at the start as the camera zooms out of a Derry sewer tunnel.

The title appears again in the closing credits with "Chapter One" added to it. See more »

Connections

References It: Part 2 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Bust A Move
Written by Matt Dike, Marvin Young, Luther Rabb and Jim Walters
Performed by Marvin Young (as Young MC)
Courtesy of The Bicycle Music Company
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A decent next attempt at IT
7 September 2017 | by mungfleshSee all my reviews

This 2017 production of Stephen King's book is a well-crafted, decently acted imagining of the story. I really enjoyed it but did speak to some people who were disappointed that it had diverged from the book too much.

In brief, the children of Derry are going missing at an alarming rate. Something evil lurks in the town and it's up to the Loser's Club to overcome their fear and unite to confront IT ...

I found the old TV movie somewhat dull in the second half. The first half, which this movie is concerned with, was always the stronger half and I think this version is probably just as good, if not better than the original TV movie. It's certainly more gruesome and scary.

I'm not sure Tim Curry's Pennywise has been upstaged though. Bill Skarsgard has done a good job but I think Curry's is hard to beat.

IT 2017 is refreshingly old-school, in that it focuses on character and story, unlike too many recent "horror" movies. It is beautifully shot and superbly acted but perhaps could move at a slightly better pace.

IT will divide opinions due to story vs screenplay issues but it's definitely not a bad remake.


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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It: Chapter One See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,403,419, 10 September 2017

Gross USA:

$328,828,874

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$701,796,444
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Surround 7.1 | SDDS | Broadway Surround (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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