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The Witches (1990)

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A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid the world of all children. Written by Rob Hartill

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Saving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy they've turned into a mouse!

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Fantasy | Family | Horror

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24 August 1990 (USA)  »

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$10,360,553 (USA)
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After a test screening, Roald Dahl angrily expressed to the producers how "appalled" he was at "the vulgarity, the bad taste" and "actual terror" in certain parts of the film. Dahl demanded his name and the title be removed from the film prior to release, but after receiving an apologetic, complimentary letter from Jim Henson, Dahl grudgingly withdrew his threat. See more »

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When the Grand High Witch gets out of the taxi, she is wearing white shoes and blue pants. When she enters the hotel, she is wearing a black and green dress. See more »

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Helga: When your father was a boy like you, and living with me here in Norway, I told him about witches too, so that he would always be aware. Now, the most important thing you should know about real witches is this - now listen very carefully! Real witches dress in ordinary clothes, and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses, and they work in ordinary jobs.
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the witches over view
22 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

i think this is one of the best films i have ever seen i first got it when i was 8 and that was 10 years ago and to this very day i'm still laughing away like i have never seen it before, even the kids love it! i think Angelica Huston is the best character in the film i love her attitude towards all her follower witches she is one of my all time favourite actresses and would love to meet her i love all her films too! don't believe there is 1 bad thing i could say about that film highly recommended too all children and parents even the oldies, would make a great gift for all the family, they don't make them much better than this.


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