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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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Mollie Sugden and Frank Thornton both starred in the BBC sitcom "Are You Being Served?" 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 »

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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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Music by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe
Lyrics by Malcolm Rowe
Performed by David Jason
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Not perfect but still pretty good
17 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Roald Dahl's books are often victims of horrible screen writing and I feared the BFG would be the same kind of movie but I shouldn't have worried. I've read The BFG several times but didn't see this movie until recently. I heard that Roald Dahl himself even liked this adaptation and I can certainly see why. It's very faithful to the book. Of course, it's a little campy since it's a product of the late 80s but somehow that adds to its charm. I found this film highly enjoyable, keeping a similar tone to Dahl's writing and adapting it for the screen very well. I would definitely recommend this movie to those who had read the book but if you haven't, it's still a decent movie. There's talk of a remake which I think could also be good and I'm glad for it because it might make people notice this movie. Like I said in the title, it's not a perfect film but it's good.


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