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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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

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£2,282,422 (UK) (4 April 1997)
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Paul Scofield's last film. See more »

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In the scene where John Proctor goes out into the pond, when the camera cuts back to the crowd onshore, an airplane condensation trail can clearly be seen in the sky. See more »

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Judge Danforth: To your knowledge, has John Proctor committed the crime of lechery? Answer my question! Is your husband an adulterer?
Elizabeth: No sir.
Judge Danforth: Remove her, Marshal.
John Proctor: Elizabeth, I have confessed it!
Elizabeth: Oh, God!
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Just fantastic
20 May 1999 | by (Brighton, East Sussex, England) – See all my reviews

Based on possibly the greatest play ever written, The Crucible is a fabulous movie - it's hard to believe that it was actually distributed by 20th Century Fox, and not an independent company. Why it took so long to be adapted for the big screen is just baffling to me. Thank God that the genius behind the original text, Arthur Miller, was permitted to write the screenplay - and get an Oscar nomination for it! The cast are all to die for, with Winona Ryder proving she doesn't always have to play lovable characters like Charlotte Flax in Mermaids (1990), or Jo March in Little Women (1994) - her performance as the malicious Abigail Williams is just as outstanding. In her Oscar nominated portrayal of Elizabeth Proctor, Joan Allen leaves an indelible impression of marvellous acting. I was in tears in the scene where she and John Proctor (Daniel Day-Lewis) fall in love all over again. I sincerely hope that The Crucible will be shown in schools/colleges in years to come, to remind us of the horror that occurred in 17th century Salem. A work of cinematic genius.


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