Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.

Director:

Andy Muschietti

Writers:

Stephen King (based on the novel "It" by), Gary Dauberman (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Chastain ... Beverly Marsh
James McAvoy ... Bill Denbrough
Bill Hader ... Richie Tozier
Isaiah Mustafa ... Mike Hanlon
Jay Ryan ... Ben Hanscom
James Ransone ... Eddie Kaspbrak
Andy Bean ... Stanley Uris
Bill Skarsgård ... Pennywise
Jaeden Martell ... Young Bill Denbrough
Wyatt Oleff ... Young Stanley Uris
Jack Dylan Grazer ... Young Eddie Kaspbrak
Finn Wolfhard ... Young Richie Tozier
Sophia Lillis ... Young Beverly Marsh
Chosen Jacobs ... Young Mike Hanlon
Jeremy Ray Taylor ... Young Ben Hanscom
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Storyline

Defeated by members of the Losers' Club, the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to terrorize the town of Derry, Maine, once again. Now adults, the childhood friends have long since gone their separate ways. But when people start disappearing, Mike Hanlon calls the others home for one final stand. Damaged by scars from the past, the united Losers must conquer their deepest fears to destroy the shape-shifting Pennywise -- now more powerful than ever.

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You'll Float Again See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first of two Stephen King sequels in 2019 by Warner Brothers. The second film is Doctor Sleep (2019). Interestingly, both feature a Scottish actor taking on the role of a grown-up version of a child from the last film. James McAvoy plays an adult Bill Denbrough, succeeding Jaeden Martell while Ewan McGregor succeeds Danny Lloyd as adult Danny Torrance. See more »

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(at around 1h 18 mins) When Bill decides to buy back his old bike, he is talking to the seller (Stephen King) for quite some time. If you pay attention, you can see that the book on the counter has been rotated several times between the cuts. See more »

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[from trailer]
Mrs. Kersch: You know what they say about Derry. No one who dies here ever really dies.
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Crazy Credits

The logo for IT: Chapter 2 is illuminated by flashing carnival lights See more »

Connections

Referenced in 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown: Episode #19.6 (2020) See more »

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Cover Girl
Written by Maurice Starr (as Larry Johnson)
Performed by New Kids on the Block
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Not your average horror movie
4 September 2019 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

Very early on in 'It Chapter Two' there is some wink wink dialogue about an author writing a great book, but messing up the ending. Anyone who is familiar with the 'It' book or original mini-series will know the ending was not well liked. Here now though they had a chance to rectify things, and I can assure you they did. Not just in terms of the ending, but the entire second entry is actually a fantastically made film and in my opinion superior to part one.

The film is exceptionally long for a horror movie at nearly three hours. The thing is though I can't see it having the same impact if it were much shorter. There was a lot of layers to fit in. This isn't your average "fast-food" horror like the 'Conjuring' universe films. This is as much a drama in a lot of ways as it is a horror. The first half of the film especially. A long time is taken reintroducing us to the characters, showing us where they are with their lives now and building up their résumés again. Then in the second half of the film (and yes I'm talking about almost an entire 90 minutes) the film kicks into hyper-drive with non-stop, in your face horror - and it is a sight to behold.

The cast were again all perfectly selected. Bill Hader in particular steals the show. He is given some great one-liners to work with, much the same as Finn Wolfhard was, and he nails every one of them. There is also a great Stephen King cameo. This isn't just a case of blink and you'll miss him, he is given an entire scene with some hilarious dialogue. I wasn't sure whether 'It Chapter Two' would be able to stick the landing and give the story the ending that it deserves, but it certainly did. I had a great time with this movie and I think any lover of the genre will as well.


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Release Date:

6 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$79,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$91,062,152, 8 September 2019

Gross USA:

$211,593,228

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$473,093,228
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