In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.
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The 2017 It is a remake of the 1990 TV miniseries. Check out our "No Small Parts" video on Bill Skarsgård's early career and watch the young stars of It reveal what it was like to meet Pennywise the Clown for the first time.

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 Richie Tozier (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Eddie Kaspbrak (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Stanley Uris (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Beverly Marsh (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Mike Hanlon (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Ben Hanscom (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Bill Denbrough (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Pennywise (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Bill Denbrough - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Ben Hanscom - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
Adam Faraizl ...
 Eddie Kaspbrak - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Richie Tozier - Age 12 (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Stanley Uris - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Beverly Marsh - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Mike Hanlon - Age 12 / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Audra Denbrough (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Mrs. Kaspbrak (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Henry Bowers - Age 14 (2 episodes, 1990)
Chris Eastman ...
 Belch (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Patrick Hocksetter / ... (2 episodes, 1990)
Michael Ryan ...
 Tom Rogan (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Cyndi (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Al Marsh (2 episodes, 1990)
Caitlin Hicks ...
 Patti Uris (2 episodes, 1990)
Tony Dakota ...
 Georgie Denbrough (2 episodes, 1990)
Steven Hilton ...
 Mr. Denbrough (2 episodes, 1990)
Sheelah Megill ...
 Sharon Denbrough (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Laurie Anne Winterbarger (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Mrs. Winterbarger (2 episodes, 1990)
Susan Astley ...
 Aunt Jean (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Arlene Hanscom (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Coach (2 episodes, 1990)
Terence Kelly ...
 Officer Nell (2 episodes, 1990)
Donna Peerless ...
 Miss Douglas (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Ben's Father (2 episodes, 1990)
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In 1960, a group of social outcasts who are bullied by a gang of greasers led by Henry Bowers are also tormented by an evil demon who can shape-shift into a clown and feed on children's fears and kill them. After defeating the demonic clown as kids, it resurfaces 30 years later and they must finish it off as adults once again. Written by Blake

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From the King of terror, a chilling new dimension in horror. See more »


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Stephen King's It  »

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Tommy Lee Wallace admitted he had never read the novel before making the film. He preferred to let the script speak for itself. In the DVD Commentary, Wallace revealed that he did read the novel later on and admitted that he believes the miniseries fell short of the source material. See more »

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Young Bill has a dimple in his chin that old Bill doesn't have. See more »

Quotes

[Ben has just finished telling a story]
Eddie Kaspbrak: That's great, Ben. You should write that one down.
Ben Hanscom: Bill's our writer.
Bill Denbrough: I just write horror stories.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, we see pictures of the "Lucky Seven" from their childhood like in a photo album. The final photo of the Paramount cinema segues into the actual one in Derry. The camera pulls back from the title IT, and it turns from white to red. In Pt 2, the final photo of a hotel segues into the one the "Lucky Seven" are staying at. At the end of both parts, Pennywise's laugh is heard. See more »

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Don't Skip the Book!
15 November 2001 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

While the acting in this version of Stephen King's It, is for the most past good, (who can argue with Tim Curry as the clown), it none the less was stripped of a lot of its themes to be put to television. It follows the general premise of the book but omits huge sections of the occurrences that happen to the children, some of which are vitally important to the character development and plot. We lose some of the most beautiful aspects to their relationships this way. Also, the structure of the novel, which although overwhelming, is supremely successful, and is again lost in the film. While they could have made it much worse, I must urge people to read the book first. It's scarier, deeper, more complex, and a far better story.


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