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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bill Denbrough
... Ben Hanscom
... Beverly Marsh
... Richie Tozier
... Mike Hanlon
... Eddie Kaspbrak
... Stanley Uris
... Pennywise
... Henry Bowers
... Belch Huggins
... Victor Criss
... Patrick Hockstetter
... Georgie Denbrough
... Mr. Marsh
... Officer Bowers
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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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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

It: Chapter One  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,403,419, 10 September 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$327,481,748

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$700,381,748
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Trivia

Composer Benjamin Wallfisch had incorporated children singing the nursery rhyme, "Oranges and Lemons" into the score. Director Andy Muschietti came up with the idea of using the old English nursery rhyme. Wallfisch explains, "[Muschietti's] approach, I think, was to try and find a sound for Pennywise that is somehow the sound of him thinking, the sound of him contemplating the idea of attack - or actually attacking." He further explains, "What was fascinating about using something as seemingly innocent and innocuous as a children's play song is that incredible dichotomy between what's on the surface and what is under the surface." The "Oranges and Lemons" rhyme would usually play when Pennywise is luring his victims. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Georgie puts the boat in the water, from the bay window view, the water is moving to the left, but he puts the boat in the water, it moves to the right. 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

At the start of the end credits, the It logo appears on screen, but this time with 'Chapter One' added across it. This reveals the movie's full name, and also shows that this is only the beginning. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Talking Dead: Minotaur/The Diviner (2017) See more »

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Dear God
Written by Andy Partridge
Performed by XTC
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Starts well but gets boring fast once you realise there is no goal
8 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

The opening scene of IT is so promising - well directed, atmospheric, and Skarsgard's clown is compelling to watch. There is a brief moment where while laughing mutually with the kid, the clown suddenly goes quiet and stares menacingly. Its brilliantly unsettling. But sadly, that's it as far as unsettling clown performances go - the rest of the film is typical CGI scares, and the clown throwing out taunts like the deriative satire of Scary Terry in Rick and Morty.

The cinematography and acting is great. Its watchable in an afternoon Netflix kind of way. But there is no real gist, goal or drive to the story, it all just sort of unfolds scene after scene, goalless and drifty like the string-along nature of a Police Academy film.

Its OK - but it really isn't the classic that people are making out to be. Its been incredibly over-hyped. I personally found Insidious to be a far more effective supernatural chiller.


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