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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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Andy Muschietti

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Chase Palmer (screenplay by), Cary Joji Fukunaga (screenplay by) (as Cary Fukunaga) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaeden Lieberher ... Bill Denbrough
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
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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:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$327,481,748

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$700,381,748
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Beverly is sitting in the school's bathroom, being bullied by other students, "Hate Clown" is shown to be written on the bathroom stall, in black. Beverly is holding a black marker, suggesting she might've written it. If you look at production stills closely, you can see that what Beverly wrote was 'Gretta Keene is a bitch' twice. Enforcing the idea that she has been continuously tormented and taunted by Gretta and her friends for a long duration. See more »

Goofs

The large, open storm drain shown in the film's opening scenes is not common in Maine and is more commonly scene in the Western USA. 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 »

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Referenced in The Flash: True Colors (2018) See more »

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Please Don't Go Girl
Written by Maurice Starr (as Larry Johnson)
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User Reviews

 
Better than Original! Seven Kids Versus Evil Cannibal Clown
25 September 2017 | by hilaryswank2011See all my reviews

The first sequence is classical example of US horror film. In which, the evil clown suddenly and naturally appears, and it victimizes the kid who drops his toys into drainage passage on a rainy day in the local city of US.

We not only easily grab the setting of the evil clown and what he wants. It is a typical bogie man story who eats and kidnap kids who are afraid of it.

It(2017) proves effective use of VFX. CG animation is to crate what traditional acting or camera working or editing technique can not achieve.

This film actually avoided overused VFX and CG animations (CG is not an editorial work but it's computer animation).

Moreover, it recovered or tried to revive the core spirit of 1980s' Goonies(1985) or Stand By Me(1986) to the certain extent. This is also well accepted and understandable.

The evil clown is typical Boogieman like Freddy in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and it has common feature with Freddy. Furthermore, it is scarier than the latter.

I appreciate the legitimate and efficient structure of this film. It is the best horror film of 2017!


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