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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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The BFG (voice)
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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)
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Mary (voice)
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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 <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

Filmed in 1988. 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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Referenced in Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do (2003) See more »

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Whizzpopping
Music by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe
Lyrics by Malcolm Rowe
Performed by David Jason
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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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