Trivia: Tim Curry admitted that while he enjoyed working on the film, he was ultimately disappointed by the finished product, mainly due to the ending. He felt the final creature (a massive spider) was poorly executed and a massive let-down, and lacked any sense of fear or suspense.

Trivia: When the adults walk into the library, you'll see some of Bill's books on display (Bill is described as the Stephen King character), and all of Bill's books (Whether it's the name, topic, or cover picture) are based in some way on Stephen King's books. For instance - The Glowing/The Shining.

Trivia: At the library IT writes something on the type-writer, a verse which Bill tells the others his mother gave him as a kid to help with his stuttering. The verse goes "He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts." In the book, young Bill used this verse to defeat IT in the Chüd ritual.

Trivia: On the audio commentary on the DVD the actors note that they were afraid of Tim Curry during filming and avoided him. This, they note, ended up being a great help for their acting.

Trivia: Henry Bowers shares his name with Robert Scott's companion during the race to the South Pole.

Trivia: The children call themselves the Lucky Seven. Seven is known in fairy tales to be a lucky number.

Trivia: Jarred Blancard, who played young Henry Bowers, was very much the polar opposite of his savage character. For example, he absolutely hated having to call his co-star Marlon Taylor the "n-word," and was very uncomfortable saying it. He would frequently and profusely apologize to Taylor before and after every take when he had to say.


Trivia: In the scene where IT appears as Belch to convince Henry Bowers to escape from the asylum, Henry says "they have Koontz watching the door, Koontz is the worst, I hate him". One of Stephen King's rival authors is Dean Koontz.


Trivia: Director and co-writer Tommy Lee Wallace reportedly hadn't read the book when he made the mini-series. He based his writing and direction around the pre-existing work of Lawrence Cohen, who had written earlier drafts of the series. Wallace felt that the film should stand on its own, and thus he didn't feel the need to read the book at the time. He has since read the book and admitted he felt the mini-series fell a little short as an adaptation.


Trivia: The mini-series was originally going to be directed by "Night of the Living Dead" director George A. Romero, who intended for it to be ten hours long. Romero had to bow out, and the mini-series was substantially edited down to a more palatable and cheaper four hours. (With commercials).


Trivia: Co-star John Ritter was a huge Stephen King fan, and was reportedly a little miffed that the "turtle" from the original novel was not referenced in the movie.


Trivia: If you look closely, there are some odd and off-kilter pieces of furniture and decoration in adult Stan's home. This was done on purpose, to subtly imply something was "off" about him since his encounter with "it."


Trivia: Seth Green is terrorized by a werewolf in the film. He would later go on to play a werewolf in the cult-favorite series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."


Trivia: The film debuted in 1990. Actor Bill Skarsgard, who would later go on to portray Pennywise the clown in the 2017 reboot, was born the same year.


Revealing mistake: In the library scene when Richie sees Pennywise the clown, all the balloons filled with blood are popping on people who aren't supposed to be able to see them, but one lands on a lady and you can see her jump as the balloon pops.

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Bill: He thr-thr-thr-thrusts his fi-fi-fists ag-ag-against the pos-posts and...
Ben: He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts. That's all it says over and over.
Bill: Th-th-thats w-w-what m-m-my m-m-mom g-gave me t-to h-help with my st-st-stutter.
Richie: I hate to tell you buddy, it ain't working.

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Question: Tim Curry is credited not only as Pennywise but as Robert "Bob" Gray. Who was he and when did he appear?

Answer: Pennywise often introduced himself as 'Robert "Bob" Gray aka Pennywise the Dancing Clown'. I don't know if he does it in the movie or not.

Grumpy Scot

Answer: He was the gas station attendant that Audra came up and asked how far till she gets to Derry.

The gas station attendant actor is Boyd Norman, who looks nothing like Tim Curry.


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