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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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Angela Thorne ...
Ballard Berkeley ...
Head Of The Army (voice)
Michael Knowles ...
Head Of The Air Force (voice)
Don Henderson ...
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Mary (voice)
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Mr. Tibbs (voice)
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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The film was first shown on Christmas Day 1989 on ITV1 in the UK. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Fleshlumpeater: You... you show 'em the way?
The BFG: Yes! Yes, I showed them the way!
Fleshlumpeater: Why? W... why?
The BFG: Because, you is evil! And I've seen it now!
Fleshlumpeater: You... you is not giant! You is like... human bean!
The BFG: Human... being! And yes, I'd rather be like one of them than like you!
Fleshlumpeater: Then... I kill you!
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Sometimes, Secretly
Music by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe
Lyrics by Malcolm Rowe
Vocalist: Sharon Campbell
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Well meaning but uninspired
31 August 2000 | by (Bolton, England) – See all my reviews

It's hard to actively dislike this adaptation but compared to the funny and grotesque novel by Roald Dahl, there's a definitely a lack of energy to the film. It's all very well scrubbed and nicely behaved, lacking the bite that the best versions of his children's books have, such as "Matilda" or "The Witches". The film was originally made for TV and sadly the animation has a decidedly flat look. There's no real sense of danger, even when the brutish man eating giants are on screen. Vocal work is effective but no one stands out. A pity because the Cosgrove Hall company has produced some of the funniest, most iconoclastic cartoons ever put on UK TV. So watch some Count Duckula or Dangermouse instead to appreciate their talents.


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