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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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Jennifer Love Hewitt was considered for the role of Abigail Williams. See more »

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After John Proctor runs into the pond outside the church, his hair goes from being totally soaked in one shot to completely dry in the next. See more »

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Judge Danforth: The pure in heart need no lawyers.
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Heartwrenching Drama
27 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Arthur Miller is one of my favorite playwrights. Being a drama major, I read a lot of Miller. THE CRUCIBLE is by far my favorite. It has been for the last six years. This film version is great, not only the acting by some principles, but the sets, costumes, script, and (maybe I'm weird) music. Winona Ryder is exceptional as Abigail, who starts the whole witchcraft thing. Daniel Day Lewis is too subtle and quiet as John Proctor. Judge Danforth is boring in the film. Joan Allen is wonderful. She plays the long suffering wife Elizabeth Proctor and she is just as saintly as the character is supposed to be. The final scene with John and Elizabeth Proctor makes me cry every time when Elizabeth confesses to John that..."...it was a cold house I kept. Forgive me John. Forgive me.".

***1/2 out of 4


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