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The Witches (1990)

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 England 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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24 August 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La maldición de las brujas  »

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$10,360,553 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cher, Eartha Kitt, Fiona Fullerton, Geneviève Bujold, Starr Andreeff, Olivia Hussey, Sigourney Weaver, Frances Conroy, and Liza Minnelli were all at some point considered for the part of The Grand High Witch prior to Anjelica Huston's casting. Huston's casting later satisfied Dahl. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning, Erica's mother says, "Come in Helga, have some cake", but she's mouthing something different. See more »

Quotes

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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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Referenced in Troll 2 (1990) See more »

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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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