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
Three Beautiful Women. One Lucky Devil.
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Did You Know?
One of the movie's taglines was "Something wicked this way comes" which is a phrase derived from a passage in William Shakespeare
's "Macbeth", Scene IV, Act i, and spoken, not surprisingly, by a witch, the play's Second Witch character. It reads: "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes". The phrase is also the title of a Ray Bradbury
novel and movie, the latter of which had debuted about just four years earlier in 1983 [See: Something Wicked This Way Comes
(1983)]. See more
A wire controlling the movement of the tennis ball is visible in subsequent shots while the witches and Daryl are playing tennis. See more
You don't have to come today, you know, I mean, if you don't want to.
No, sweetheart, I want to, it's just that I have a million things I have to do first.
Referenced in The Witches of Breastwick
Composed by John Williams See more