Carrie is an American television movie and an adaptation of the 1974 sci-fi and paranormal thriller novel Carrie by author Stephen King. It is the second film adaptation of King's story, the first being the 1976 feature film version of Carrie, directed by Brian De Palma. Another big-screen adaptation of the film was directed by Kimberly Peirce and released in 2013. The television miniseries was directed by David Carson with a teleplay written by Bryan Fuller. The movie was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and premiered on NBC on November 4th, 2002. The film was intended as a backdoor pilot for a potential TV series and the ending of the novel was changed accordingly. The movie stars Angela Bettis as Carietta "Carrie" White, with Patricia Clarkson as her domineering mother, Margaret White. Other stars include Rena Sofer as Miss Desjarden, Kandyse McClure as Sue Snell, Emilie de Ravin as Chris Hargensen, Tobias Mehler as Tommy Ross, Jesse Cadotte as Billy Nolan, Meghan Black as Norma Watson and Katharine Isabelle as Tina Blake.
This movie has a total running time of 132 minutes and is rated TV-14.
Actor Sean Tyler Foley is credited as Tyler Foley in this film.
Actress Joselle Ferland is credited as Joelle Micah Ferland in this film.
There are a total of thirty-two actors and actresses involved in this film (not counting unknown extras). Twenty-eight actors from this film are credited in the movie, with four actors uncredited. According to IMDB, uncredited cast members in this film include Laura Boddington as a female student in the locker room, Paul Dzenkiw as a male student in the library, Michael J. Tomaso as a male student at the prom, and Nicole Watson as a female student at the prom.
The first film to ever carry the title Carrie was actually a 1952 dramatic romance film starring future Dracula actor Laurence Olivier, and was directed by William Wyler.