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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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Head Of The Army (voice)
Michael Knowles ...
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Don Henderson ...
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Mary (voice)
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Myfanwy Talog ...
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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 <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

The boy who dreams that he becomes invisible has a Danger Mouse (1981) poster above his bed, which also starred David Jason and animated by Cosgrove Hall Films. See more »

Goofs

Following an altercation with the other Giants, just before he shows Sophie 'dream country', the BFG states that "human beans" (sic) are the only animal to kill each other. In actuality, there are a vast number of animals which kill other animals of the same species. See more »

Quotes

Queen Of England: [after hearing a whizzpopper for the first time] I think... on the whole... I prefer the bagpipes.
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Soundtracks

Whizzpopping
Music by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe
Lyrics by Malcolm Rowe
Performed by David Jason
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26 November 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, you really can't expect much from a movie that has a song about flatulence(really!I hardly could believe it myself! Flying around because of it, geez..). it really was just okay, something kids can enjoy, but will probably annoy anyone older than 10. it is cute, however, but this isn't the perfect family film for kids under 4 because of some big scary giants. As I said, when a movie has a song about flatulence, it is really meant for little kids.


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