It (1990 film)

1990 psychological horror/drama miniseries

It (also referred to as Stephen King's It) is a 1990 horror television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. Written by Stephen King (novel), Lawrence D. Cohen, & Tommy Lee Wallace.


It / PennywiseEdit

  • [first line of dialogue] Hi!
  • I'll kill you all! [laughs] I'll drive you crazy, and I'll kill you all! I'm every nightmare you've ever had! I'm your worst dream come true! I'M EVERYTHING YOU EVER WERE AFRAID OF! RAAAAH!
  • I, Georgie, am Pennywise the Dancing Clown! You, are Georgie! So now we know each udda! Keeerect?
  • Take ya pick, buh-a-buh-a-buh...BILLY BOY! [thinks about it] Oh! Except for the one on the end. That's already taken! Sorry!
  • Want a balloon?
  • It's okay, Eddie. Hi! I just wanted to say hell-ooo! Hot enough for ya up there, is it? [Giggles. his hands appear through the shower drain] This is a little inconvenient, Eddie. Just hold on while I make a few adjustments! [stretches the drain into a wide hole, then appears halfway out] Here I am, wheezie! Hey, you're gonna like it down here! [Eddie hyperventilates] Won't do any good to run, girly boy! See you in your dreams! Oh, come back anytime! Bring your friends! [Looks away, then looks back growling viciously, showing his sharp teeth, laughs and then vanishes]
  • Excuse me, sir. Do you have Prince Albert in a can? You DO? Well, you better let the poor guy out! A-ha! A-ha! A-ha!
  • Excuse me, ma'am. Is your refrigerator running? It IS? Well, you better catch it before it runs away! A-ha! A-ha! A-ha!
  • You're too old to stop me! You're all too old!
  • Kiss me, fat boy! [Ben gasps, Pennywise laughs maniacally]
  • Beware, little Eddie! BEWARE! Girly boy!
  • [honks clown nose] Beep-beep!
  • Let go. Be afraid. You all taste so much better when you're afraid.
  • It all floats down here!
  • A little young for ya, iddn't she Richie?
  • What's the matter? One balloon not enough? TRY A BUNCH!
  • [brainwashed Audra] Don't you want it? Don't you want it? Don't want it?
  • [in the moon] Up here, sharp stuff.
  • [echoes] Kill them. Kill them all.
  • [Speaking as Stan's decapitated head and voice] Sorry I'm late. Well, let's see who's here. B-B-B-B-B-B-Billy Boy! Richie, you still here? We never expected you to stick around. Nice nose job. No one would ever suspect. Haystack! Putting on a little weight, huh? Speaking of dads, Bevvie, yours isn't worried about you anymore. He loves your choice in men. Weezie, how's your sex life? What's your sex life? Well, Mikey, you did it. You got us all back here. I guess it's 'cause it's the only way you'd ever see us, since you're so lame, you'd never leave this town. I finally made it, guys. I'm in the deadlights now. [Voice changes to Pennywise's voice] And you know what? It's true what they say. We all float down here, and you will, too. In fact, they ALL FLOAT! THEY ALL FLOAT!
  • [last dialogue] Silly boy. You still think you can see...meeee! [soft chuckle]You'll never see me. You'll see only what your little mind can allow. Go! Now...for if you stay you'll lose your little mind in my deadlights, like all the others... like all the others. [laughs maniacally and fades away]

Henry BowersEdit

  • Oink, oink.
  • What a porker.
  • My father will tan my hide.


  • Richie Tozier: Listen, kids. This campfire stuff is fun, it really is, but it doesn't matter how painstakingly we go over these sewer plans or how many damn flashlights or helmets you've got in that box. When the sun comes up, I'm dust, and I would suggest that you follow me and get the hell out of Dodge!
  • Henry Bowers: You're dead meat, fat boy.
  • Henry Bowers: Hello nigger. I'm here to pay you back. I'll pay you all back.
  • Bev Marsh: Why does It have to be so mean?
  • George 'Georgie' Elmer Denbrough: S.S. Georgie, Mer Mer
  • Young Mike: The biggest mystery is how two hundred and fifty-three settlers just vanished without a trace.
  • Mike: There's something terribly wrong here in Derry, and you know it!
  • Eddie Kaspbrak: I believe in Santa Claus. I believe in the Easter Bunny. I believe in the Tooth Fairy. But I don't believe in you. This is battery acid. Now, you disappear!
  • Alvin Marsh: I worry about you, Bevvie. Sometimes I worry a lot.


Bill: Kill It, Bev!
Pennywise: Kill?! [laughs] Me?! Oh you are priceless, brat! I am eternal, child. I am the eater of worlds, and of children. And you are next!

Young Mike: My dad says there's no way to date this one. He says it's probably from the early or mid-1700s when Derry was a logging town.
Young Bill: Hold it. P-P-P-Pennywise the clown?
Young Richie: That's him. That's him!
Young Ben: 200 years ago? He was here then?
Young Stan: Come on, It's just a drawing.
Young Mike: Now look. Here he is again. The same man.
Young Bev: It's not a man.
Young Bill: It... IT!
[the scrapbook begins flapping]
Young Bill: Th-That's what happened back in Georgie's room.
[the scrapbook stops at a page and the picture comes to life. The kids see Pennywise dancing]
Young Bill: Look!
It: [Pennywise spots the kids] GRRR!
[Pennywise climbs up to a lamp post and scares the kids]
It: I'll kill you all! [laughs] I'll drive you crazy, and I'll kill you all! I'm every nightmare you've ever had! I'm your worst dream come true! I'M EVERYTHING YOU EVER WERE AFRAID OF!
Young Stan: [Stan grabs the book and throws it] NO!
Young Mike, Young Bill, Young Richie, Young Ben, Young Bev, Young Eddie: YES!
Young Bill: Don't let it get to you, man.
Young Ben: You saw it too.
Young Stan: I didn't want to.
Young Bill: But you did.
Young Stan: Yes. Okay. If that's what you want... Yes.
Young Bill: Yes, that's what I wanted, you turkey.

Young Eddie: What are we gonna do?
Young Stan: Do? What do you mean "Do"? I just want to forget about it.
Young Bev: It's not just us, it's all the other kids too. Like Velma Daniels, she was in my class. Who's gonna be next?
Young Bill: B-Bev's right, we gotta do something.
Young Ben: We gotta tell somebody.
Young Bev: They don't see what we see.
Young Eddie: Why?
Young Bill: When you grow up, you stop believing.
Young Richie: They'd just laugh their heads off and put us in a nuthatch.
Young Ben: It kills kids. Damn it.
Young Bev: We've gotta do something.
Young Bill: [after a long pause] Help me. You killed my brother George, you bastard! Let's see you now. Let's see you now. It's scared of us you know? I can feel that. I swear to God I can. I... I wanna kill it. Help me. Please help me. Help
[the rest of The Lucky Seven embrace Bill in their circle]

Bill Denbrough: [reading a paper] He th-th-thrusts hi-his fists...
Ben Hanscom: [takes the paper] "He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts." That's all it says, over and over.
Ben Hanscom: [stuttering heavily] My m-m-m-om g-gave me that to to to... sttttt! to help with my st-st-st-stutter!
Richie Tozier: No offense pal, it ain't workin'.
[Bill looks at him, and Richie blows him a kiss]

Richie: What are you saying, Eddie? You're still a virgin?
Eddie: Yeah.
Richie: Well I can't help you there, pal.

Richie Tozier: I just flew in from L.A., and boy is my tail-section tired... We're hot tonight, it's great to be back here in Derry, breathing in that old Derry Air. Eddie, get all of their names, I want to put them on my Christmas mailer, no, Denbrough there, let's put him on my Norman Mailer.
[He puts Eddie in a head-lock]
Richie Tozier: I love this guy, he's like the brother I never had.
[Turns Eddie face-up]
Richie Tozier: Wait a minute! He IS the brother I never had!
Mike: Beep beep Richie. Hello, Stan? Is this the Uris residence? I'm trying to get hold of Stan Uris... Oh... thank you. Thank you very much.
[hangs up telephone]
Mike: Stan is dead. He cut his wrists in the bathtub right after I phoned him.

Pennywise: Take your pick, B-b-b-Billy boy. Oh, except for the one on the end, that's already taken. Sorry.
Bill Denbrough: I remember you, and I remember we beat you. I'm not afraid of you.

Pennywise: Last chance, Tozier - get out before it gets dark tonight. You're TOO OLD to stop me! You're ALL TOO OLD!
Richie Tozier: Tell Mike Hanlon, if you see him-
Pennywise: Excuse me, sir, do you have Prince Albert in a can? You DO? Well you better let the poor guy out! A-ha! A-ha! A-ha!
Richie Tozier: Tell Mike Hanlon that I had to go, that I had to get cleaned up! Tell him! Tell him! Tell him, I'll see him tonight!
Pennywise: GET OUT!! Last chance, Tozier! Get out! Get out while you can! Excuse me mam, is your refrigerator running? *Gasp* It IS? Well you better catch it before it runs away! A-ha! A-ha! A-ha!

Bill Denbrough: Audra, my brother who died...
Audra Denbrough: Yes, George.
Bill Denbrough: He didn't just die. He was muh-murdered.
Audra Denbrough: Why didn't you ever...
Bill Denbrough: Tell you? Because I forgot. Almost like it never happened. I know that this doesn't make any sense, but I have to go.
Audra Denbrough: But why?
Bill Denbrough: Because we made a pruh-promise.
Audra Denbrough: Why are you stuttering like that?
Bill Denbrough: I don't know. I used to stutter all the time when I was a kid.

Young Bill: Swear to me. Swear to me that if it isn't dead, we'll all come back.
Young Bev: I swear.
Young Ben: Swear.
Young Mike: I swear it.
Young Richie: I swear.
Young Eddie: I swear, too.
Young Stan: Swear.

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.

Richie Tozier: I hope that someone remembered to bring something useful, like a machine gun.
Bev Marsh: [holding up slingshot] I brought this. It's the only thing I saved from those days.
Ben Hanscom: I remember you were a dead shot, Bev.
Eddie Kaspbrak: Couldn't miss.
Ben Hanscom: It was like it was supposed to be, Bev. Remember? You hit the clown, Pennywise, in the head. It broke open.
Bev Marsh: And underneath it was a light.
Ben Hanscom: Bright lights.
Bill Denbrough: Dead lights.

Young Richie: One out of ten. You're worse than I am, kiddo. At this rate, we might as well let that damn clown take us one by one.
Young Bill: Beep beep Richie. Who's left? Ben? Bev?
Young Richie: Yeah, and one of them better be good, Bill, because right now, you're in the lead with a pathetic three out of ten.
Young Bill: Richie, will you PLEASE shut up?
Young Richie: You know you don't stutter all the time?

Young Mike: Thanks.
Young Stan: Any time.
Young Mike: Who are you guys anyway?
Young Eddie: We're sort of a club.
Young Bev: Yeah, the Losers Club.
Young Richie: Yeah.
Young Bill: You w-want in?
Young Mike: Yeah. Yeah, I do.

Arlene Hanscom: We'll have a home of our own one day, Benny, I promise.
Young Ben: I know, Mama.
Arlene Hanscom: Benny, as long as we're guests in this house, I need you to help me.
Young Ben: They wouldn't treat us like this if Daddy were still alive.
Arlene Hanscom: I need you to come inside now and apologize.
Young Ben: Apologize? But he was...
Arlene Hanscom: Benny, you must.
Young Ben: I hate it here! I hate it here!
[Climbs onto his bicycle]
Arlene Hanscom: Benny! Benny!
[bikes out to riverbank]
Offstage voice: Ben, Benny, up here Ben!
Young Ben: Daddy?
[Ben turns around and sees a man in military uniform]
Captain Hanscom: Hi Ben! motions towards waterworks building That's my home now son!
[Ben cannot believe it when suddenly he sees his father holding a balloon]
Captain Hanscom: You want a balloon Ben? They float!
Pennywise: They all float.
Captain Hanscom: Come on son! You'll like it down there!
Pennywise: You'll never have to grow up! [Laughs and disappears]
[A skeleton comes out of the water]
Pennywise: They float. They all float. And when you're down here with me, fat boy, you'll float too. [Laughs]

Richie Tozier: Don't talk. You're gonna be fine, Spaghetti-Man.
Eddie Kaspbrak: Richie, please. For the last time, don't call me that. You know how I...

[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.

Young Richie: So you Haystack, what are you building? A dam or something?
Young Ben: Yeah.
Young Richie: Have you ever built one before?
Young Ben: No.
Young Richie: How do you know it will work?
Young Ben: Well of course it would why wouldn't it?
Young Richie: Yeah but how do you know?
Young Ben: I just know.
Young Bill: Yeah, he just knows.
Young Bev: Yeah.
Young Eddie: Yeah.
Young Stan: Yeah.
Young Richie: Well, okay.

Pennywise: Hi, Georgie! Aren't cha gonna say... hello?
George 'Georgie' Elmer Denbrough: [shakes head]
Pennywise: Awww, come on bucko! Don't you want a... balloon?
George 'Georgie' Elmer Denbrough: I'm not supposed to take stuff from strangers; My dad said so.
Pennywise: Very wise of ya dad, Georgie - very wise indeed. I, Georgie, am Pennywise the Dancin Clown - and you are Georgie! So now we know each other! Keeerect?
George 'Georgie' Elmer Denbrough: I guess so... I gotta go.
Pennywise: Go? Without this?
[showing Georgie his fallen paper boat]
George 'Georgie' Elmer Denbrough: [cries out] It's My Boat!
Pennywise: EEX-actly! Go on Kiddo... Take it.
George 'Georgie' Elmer Denbrough: [unsure about reaching into the storm drain for his boat]
Pennywise: Awww... You want it don't you Georgie? Of course you do... and there's cotton candy, rides, and all sorts of surprises down here... and balloons too! All colors.
George 'Georgie' Elmer Denbrough: Do they float?
[Georgie then reaches in for his boat]
Pennywise: [Pennywise's face begins changing from a smile to a frown] Ohh yes... they float Georgie... they float... and when you're down here, with me... YOU FLOAT TOO!
[Pennywise grabs Georgie's arm and pulls him toward the storm drain]

External linksEdit

  Encyclopedic article on It (1990 film) at Wikipedia

Adaptations of works by Stephen King
  Films     The Shining (1980) · Cujo (1983) · The Dead Zone (1983) · Christine (1983) · Cat's Eye (1985) · Silver Bullet (1985) · Stand by Me (1986) · The Running Man (1987) · Tales from the
  Darkside: The Movie
(1990) · Graveyard Shift (1990) · Misery (1990) · The Lawnmower Man (1992) · Sleepwalkers (1992) · The Dark Half (1993) · Needful Things (1993) · The
  Shawshank Redemption
(1994) · Dolores Claiborne (1995) · Thinner (1996) · The Night Flier (1997) · Apt Pupil (1998) · The Green Mile (1999) · Hearts in Atlantis (2001) · Dreamcatcher 
  (2003) · Secret Window (2004) · Riding the Bullet (2004) · 1408 (2007) · The Mist (2007) · Dolan's Cadillac (2009) · A Good Marriage (2014) · Cell (2016)  
  Carrie     Carrie (1976) · The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) · Carrie (2002) · Carrie (2013)  
  Creepshow     Creepshow (1982) · Creepshow 2 (1987) · Creepshow III (2007)  
  Children of the Corn     Children of the Corn (1984) · The Final Sacrifice (1993) · Urban Harvest (1995) · The Gathering (1996) · Fields of Terror (1998) · Isaac's Return (1999) ·
  Revelation (2001) · Children of the Corn (2009) · Genesis (2011)  
  Firestarter     Firestarter (1984) · Rekindled (2002)  
  Trucks     Maximum Overdrive (1986) · Trucks (1997)  
  Pet Sematary     Pet Sematary (1989) · Pet Sematary Two (1992)  
  The Mangler     The Mangler (1995) · The Mangler 2 (2001) · *The Mangler Reborn (2005)  
  Television     Episodes     "Gramma" (1986) · "Sorry, Right Number" (1987) · "The Revelations of Becka Paulson" (1997)  
  Series     Golden Years (1991) · The Dead Zone (2002–07) · Kingdom Hospital (2004) · Haven (2010–present) · Under the Dome (2013–15) · 11.22.63 (2016)  
  Films or miniseries     It (1990) · The Tommyknockers (1993) · The Stand (1994) · The Langoliers (1995) · The Shining (1997) · Quicksilver Highway (1997) · Storm of the Century
  (1999) · Stephen King's Desperation (2006) · Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006) · Bag of Bones (2011) · Big Driver (2014)  
  Salem's Lot     Salem's Lot (1979) · A Return to Salem's Lot (1987) · Salem's Lot (2004)  
  Sometimes They Come Back     Sometimes They Come Back (1991) · Sometimes They Come Back... Again (1996) · Sometimes They Come Back... for More
  Rose Red     Rose Red (2002) · The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)  
  See also     {{Stephen King}}