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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

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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 »

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Trivia

The film's unexpected success caused an unexpected newfound interest in future Stephen King related projects after a long period of mostly failed projects. See more »

Goofs

On the last day of school when Beverly meets Ben, he has dropped his diorama several times breaking into many pieces. But after Beverly walks away, we see Ben get on his bike with the diorama intact. 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

Pennywise can be heard laughing at the end of the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Maneater (2020) See more »

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Please Don't Go Girl
Written by Maurice Starr (as Larry Johnson)
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It: Not as bad as I expected, not as good as they say
17 December 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Remakes/reboots are a plenty at the moment and I'm "That" guy who gets angry whenever a new one is announced and It was no exception so naturally I went in expecting the worst.

Some remakes are direct scene for scene while others take the concept but go into business for themselves. It does a combination and for the most part it works.

With a solid Stand By Me (1986) vibe and turning the tale into a two parter we see the Losers club battle Pennywise The Clown and it turned over a nice profit at the box office and was met with critical acclaim.

I as expected do not understand the hype and am certainly not onboard but even I can't dispute that there are some real successes here.

It looks great, its well written and the young cast do a brilliant job. As for Bill Skarsgård I have to say, meh. It's not that he did a bad job, he's just performing in the shadow of someone better.

I'm a Stephen King fanboy at heart and I love both his works and most of the movie adaptations so I'm happy to see that this isn't a black mark on his record but do not want to see anymore remade.

Credit where credit is due, this is a well made feature but flawed in places and simply shouldn't have been made in the first place.

The Good:

Looks great

The Bad:

Yet another unneeded remake

Some weak moments

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

The Jewish cap also makes a great frisbee

The writers took floating too literally

Clearly the rumours were correct, two boys in one film! For shame! #sarcasm


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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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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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