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The Crucible (1996)

 -  Drama | History  -  27 November 1996 (USA)
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A Salem woman accuses her ex-lover's wife of witchcraft.

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The movie is centered around the Salem Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. The movie is based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. He also wrote the screen play adaptation. Written by <dfmarean@Cove.com>

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Arthur Miller's timeless tale of truth on trial.

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Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of the Salem witch trials | See all certifications »

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27 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 436,864,000 (Italy) (14 February 1997)

Gross:

£2,282,422 (UK) (4 April 1997)
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Daniel Day-Lewis built the house he lived in as John Proctor, because of his habit of maintaining his character through the entire duration of the filming. See more »

Goofs

When John Proctor and Elizabeth are having their private conversation towards the end of the movie, his teeth look normal. However once they return to judge and Rev. Hale, his teeth look rotted and decayed. When he his hanged (the same day) his teeth are normal again. See more »

Quotes

Betty Parris: I want my mama.
Abigail Williams: Your mama's dead and buried.
Betty Parris: I'll find her! Let me fly! Mama! No!
Abigail Williams: Why are you doing this? I told you, he knows now.
Betty Parris: You drank blood Abby. Did you tell him that?
[Abby slaps Betty]
Abigail Williams: Don't you ever say that again!
Betty Parris: You drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!
[Abby throws Betty on the bed and starts hitting her]
Abigail Williams: Shut up! All of you. We danced. That is all, and mark this, if anyone breathe a word or the edge of a word about the other things, I...
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What is truth?
4 March 1999 | by (florida) – See all my reviews

Thanks to the director who let Arthur Miller do the screenplay- so the movie is a honest rendition of the great play. Daniel Day Lewis is very good- and the movie is true to the original. Winona Rider also does well- but Joan Allen is excellent. This is a true classic of American Theater and since we can't always get to a live performance the movie is a good substitute... recommend every student of am. lit see it and anyone who wants to delve into the deceit of the human spirit... nothing is new people are still jealous and still vindictive and Miller writes of these two traits so well. The whole cast does a credible job


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