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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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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Your every fear - all in one deadly enemy. See more »


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18 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's It  »

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Trivia

John Ritter retained one of the playing cards with Pennywise's face on it after filming wrapped. See more »

Goofs

When young Beverly is greeted by the voices from out of her bathroom sink. You can see the reflection of the red balloon on the shiny plughole, that will blow out in a few minutes. See more »

Quotes

Mike: ...If you want to see Henry Bowers, you'll find him up at Juniper Hills.
Bev Marsh: Ever since the trial where he confessed to all the murders of all the children.
Ben Hanscom: He was down there with us, down there in the sewer.
Richie Tozier: That creep was going to kill Stan.
Eddie Kaspbrak: He was going to kill us all.
Bill Denbrough: I remember when they pulled him out, his hair had turned white...
Ben Hanscom: He was babbling about a bright light...
Bev Marsh: ...and a clown.
Mike: And no one believed him.
Bill Denbrough: Except when he said that he murdered all the kids.
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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 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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