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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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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

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

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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Connections

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Soundtracks

Sometimes, Secretly
Music by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe
Lyrics by Malcolm Rowe
Vocalist: Sharon Campbell
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A Faithful adaptation
17 April 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this film I must have been about eight and loved it! It made me laugh and due to the fantastic writing talents of Roald Dahl I can still remember the storyline. The film remains faithful to the book, something most Dahl adaptations fail to do, (eg. the witches in while being a great film has a different ending to the book) and the animation, while not being up to todays standards, doesn't interfere with the viewing of the film. David Jason's unique voice (Count Duckular) is memorable in this role as the BFG. Overall I would say this was a fantastic family film, definately aimed at children but true to the book which is something any 5-12 year old Dahl fan will love.


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