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The BFG (1989)

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Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities, and whisked away to Giant Country. She is soon ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
The BFG (voice)
Sophie (voice)
Angela Thorne ...
Ballard Berkeley ...
Head Of The Army (voice)
Michael Knowles ...
Head Of The Air Force (voice)
Don Henderson ...
Bloodbottler / Fleshlumpeater / Sergeant (voice)
Mary (voice)
Mr. Tibbs (voice)
Myfanwy Talog ...
Mrs. Clonkers (voice)
Jimmy Hibbert ...
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Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities, and whisked away to Giant Country. She is soon put at ease, as she learns that BFG's job is to collect, catalogue and deliver pleasant dreams to children. She joins him that night, but the mean giants follow them, planning to eat the children. Sophie enlists the help of the Queen, by making up a dream for her, and with the backing of the armed forces, they defeat the mean giants. Written by Cynan Rees <>

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17 December 1992 (Netherlands)  »

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Filmed in 1988. See more »


When the BFG has breakfast at Buckingham Palace, he drinks from a cup before complaining that there isn't any frobscottle in it. But after Sophie shushes him, the cup disappears from view and is never seen again. See more »


Head Of The Army: The strategy is quite simple Your Majesty. Tanks!
Head Of The Air Force: Tanks? Nonsense. Bombs!
Head Of The Army: Bombs? Ridiculous. Tanks... and heavy artillery!
Head Of The Air Force: Artilley? Piffle. Next thing you'll be wanting bally cavalry too.
Head Of The Army: Tanks, artillery and cavalry! That'll do it!
Head Of The Air Force: Modern warfare ma'am demands modern technology. Low-level assault bombers to get under their radar. High-explosive bombs... heat-seeking rockets, and pow! We'll blow them to pieces!
Head Of The Army: It's an old fashioned enemy ma'am, we need good old fashioned tactics! Shut them up...
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Sometimes, Secretly
Music by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe
Lyrics by Malcolm Rowe
Vocalist: Sharon Campbell
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The best film ever, when you're about 7!
6 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

All I can say is that i used to love this film when I was little! I thought it was brill! Watching it a couple of months ago I spoiled it cos it's not that good when you're older. It's based on the book by Roald Dahl and the book is much better but I think you could say that about most films which are based on books! Worth watching if you're a small child (which I very much doubt you are)(he he), otherwise i'd read the book (whatever age you are!)

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