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The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

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Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.



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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Jochim ...
Helen Lloyd Breed ...
Caroline Struzik ...
Michele Sincavage ...
Ridgemont Child
Nicol Sincavage ...
Ridgemont Child
Heather Coleman ...
Ridgemont Child
Carolyn Ditmars ...
Ridgemont Child
Cynthia Ditmars ...
Ridgemont Child


All three previously married but now single, best friends sculptress Alex Medford, cellist Jane Spofford and writer Sukie Ridgemont are feeling emotionally and sexually repressed, in large part due to the traditional mores overriding their small New England coastal town of Eastwick. After their latest conversation lamenting about the lack of suitable men in Eastwick and describing the qualities they are looking for in a man, mysterious Daryl Van Horne and his equally mysterious butler Fidel arrive in town. Despite being vulgar, crude, brazen and not particularly handsome, Daryl manages to be able to tap into the innermost emotions of the three friends, and as such manages to seduce each. In turn, the three women blossom emotionally and sexually. After an incident involving one of the town's leading citizens, the ultra conservative Felicia Alden, the three women begin to understand how and why Daryl is able to mesmerize them so fully. The three decide to experiment with some powers ... Written by Huggo

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Three Beautiful Women. One Lucky Devil. See more »


Comedy | Fantasy | Horror


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Release Date:

12 June 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las brujas de Eastwick  »

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)


$63,766,510 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Test audiences were displeased with the original ending of the film, prompting several versions of the ending to be shot. See more »


When Daryl throws the ironing board, it lands on end with lots of stuff around it. In the next shot, it is flat on the floor with only one thing lying near it. See more »


[first lines]
Carol Medford: You don't have to come today, you know, I mean, if you don't want to.
Alexandra Medford: No, sweetheart, I want to, it's just that I have a million things I have to do first.
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Strange Combination of Horror and Comedy
28 November 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the traditional and conservative Eastwick, the sculptress Alexandra Medford (Cher), the shy musician and teacher Jane Spofford (Susan Sarandon) and the journalist Sukie Ridgemont (Michelle Pfeiffer) are best friends. Alexandra is a widow; Jane is divorced since she can not have a child; and Sukie is divorced because she frequently gets pregnant and has five children. They are sexually repressed and one night, they describe the characteristics of their ideal man while drinking. There is a storm on the town and the mysterious Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson) appears in town and buy a notorious mansion. NJobody can recall his name, but he seduces the three friends. Meanwhile the pious Felicia Alden (Veronica Cartwright), who is married with Sukie's boss Clyde Alden (Richard Jenkins), has a weird accident and feels that Daryl is the devil. When Felicia dies, Alexandra, Jane and Sukie realize that there is something strange about Daryl. But what can they do?

"The Witches of Eastwick" is a sexy and original film with a strange combination of horror and comedy. Jack Nicholson is comfortable performing another totally incorrect character. The sinful witches are represented by three gorgeous actresses. The special effects are great and responsible for funny scenes. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "As Bruxas de Eastwick" ("The Witches of Eastwick")

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