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Writer (WGA):
Maria Nation (written by)
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Release Date:
3 March 2003 (Canada) See more »
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Tagline:
The charges were false. The terror was real.
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Entertaining and contains some historical truth... See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kirstie Alley ... Ann Putnam

Henry Czerny ... Rev. Samuel Parris

Gloria Reuben ... Tituba Indian

Jay O. Sanders ... Thomas Putnam

Kristin Booth ... Lizzy Porter

Katie Boland ... Annie Putnam

Alan Bates ... Sir William Phips

Rebecca De Mornay ... Elizabeth Parris

Peter Ustinov ... William Stroughton

Shirley MacLaine ... Rebecca Nurse

Shannon Lawson ... Bridget Bishop
Colin Fox ... Israel Porter
Camille Wainwright ... Sarah Hawthorne
David Hemblen ... John Proctor
Susan Coyne ... Sarah Good

Nadia Litz ... May Walcott
Dixie Seatle ... Sarah Osborn

Zachary Bennett ... Joseph Putnam
Bradley Reid ... Nathaniel Putnam
Tannis Burnett ... Hannah Morse
Sophie Bennett ... Abigail Williams
Elana Shilling ... Betty Parris (as Elana Schilling)

Amy Stewart ... Beth Hubbard
Mairon Bennett ... Mercy Lewis
Marisa McIntyre ... Afflicted Girl #2

Sarah Kanter ... Afflicted Girl #3 (as Sarah Lori Kanter)
Nancy Beatty ... Goodwife Porter

Tabitha Lupien ... Jane Porter
Megan Bower ... Enid Porter

Jackie Laidlaw ... Lita
Nicky Guadagni ... Elizabeth Proctor

David Christo ... William Proctor

Cara Pifko ... Marry Warren

Hannah Lochner ... Dorcas Good
Linda Prystawska ... Goody Glover
Arlene Mazerolle ... Lady Mary Phips
Desmond Ellis ... Governor's Assistant
Heinar Pillar ... Increase Mather (as Heiner Piller)
Irene Poole ... Mary Godfrey

Adrian Hough ... Ezekiel Godfrey
Lindsay Collins ... Deliverance Walcott

Julian Richings ... Jonathan Walcott
Chris Benson ... Sheriff Corwin
Philip Sheperd ... Dr. Griggs
Aron Tager ... Giles Corey
Anne Anglin ... Martha Corey
Tom Bishop ... Town Crier
Anne Tager Page ... Older Prison Female (as Anne Page)
Tammy Isbell ... Susannah Martin
Paulette Sinclair ... Mary Lacey
Oliver Becker ... Samuel Nurse
Araby Lockhart ... Goodwife Hawley
Jean Daigle ... Chief Constable
Ned Vukovic ... Village Constable
John Watson ... Prison Constable
Valerie Boyle ... Second Midwife

Bill Lake ... Goodman Tarbell

Scotty Cook ... Yelling Boy
Jim Feather ... Village Man
Ken Kramer ... Village Man
Sheldon Yamkovy ... Indian Warrior
Clyde Whitham ... Hangman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maggie Blake ... Sarah Churchill

Sally Clelford ... Salem Villager

Jason Sharman ... Salem Villager (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joseph Sargent 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Maria Nation (written by)

Produced by
Ed Gernon .... co-executive producer
John Ryan .... producer
Peter Sussman .... executive producer
Paula Weinstein .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jonathan Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Gill 
 
Film Editing by
Debra Karen 
 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
Tina Gerussi 
Holly Powell 
 
Production Design by
Nancey Pankiw 
 
Art Direction by
Dean A. O'Dell 
 
Costume Design by
Martha Mann 
 
Makeup Department
Rachel Affolter .... assistant makeup artist
Paul Jones .... special makeup designer
Marika Latorcai .... makeup department head (as Marika Williams)
Amanda Milne .... assistant hair stylist
Dawn E. Rivard .... key hair stylist: wig builder
 
Production Management
Paul Vella .... executive in charge of production
Gordon Yang .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Clevely .... trainee assistant director
Patrick Murphy .... second second assistant director
Craig Newman .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Ron Lightfoot .... construction coordinator
Garry Maher .... art department coordinator
Kim Maticiw .... properties buyer
Elizabeth Moran .... art department coordinator
Craig Williams .... property master
 
Sound Department
Kathy Choi .... first assistant sound editor
Erik Culp .... foley mixer
Ronayne Higginson .... dialogue editor
Matthew Hussey .... assistant sound editor
Garrett Kerr .... dialogue editor
Martin Lee .... sound re-recording mixer
Kirk Lynds .... foley mixer
Angie Pajek .... sound editor
Donna Powell .... foley artist
David Rose .... sound editor
Robert Warchol .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Ian Britton .... digital compositor
Peter Denomme .... visual effects producer: Calibre Digital Pictures
Mark Fordham .... head of matte painting
Elizabeth Holmes .... digital compositor
Noel Hooper .... lead digital compositor/supervisor
James Jacobs .... character technical director: GVFX
Ariel Joson .... digital artist: Calibre Digital Pictures
Sarah Kehayas .... executive producer: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Doug Masters .... animation director: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Andrew Nguyen .... matte painter
Rainy Venne .... rotoscope artist
Mark Visser .... software developer: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Allan Walker .... matte artist
Kurt D. Williams .... 3D modeller: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
 
Stunts
Kristyn Butcher .... stunt performer
Randy Butcher .... stunt coordinator
Olly Jasen .... stunt performer
Daryl Patchett .... stunts
Ron Webber .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mathieu Charest .... dolly grip
James Chrysler .... electrician
Jerry Fil .... grip
Ben Mark Holzberg .... still photographer
Colin Hoult .... additional photographer
Colin Hoult .... camera operator: "b" camera
Andrew Macklin .... first assistant camera
Chris Morsby .... grip
Brent Robinson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Blain Thrush .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Sara Cuthbert .... extras casting
Elizabeth Melcher .... casting associate
Christopher Richards .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Dal Farra .... assistant costume designer
Victoria Dobson .... assistant costume designer
Mireille Moreau .... wardrobe assistant
Silvana Sacco .... costume assistant
 
Other crew
Linda Browne .... script supervisor: second unit
Sean Coyne .... key craft service
Jim Desroches .... assistant production coordinator
Shawn Doney .... production coordinator
Jennifer Ganton .... production secretary
Bruce A. Hutchison .... production coordinator
Nathalie Laporte .... production accountant
Kennedy C. MacKinnon .... dialect coach: pre-production
John Musikka .... location manager
Sue Sparling .... first assistant accountant
Ned Vukovic .... dialect consultant
Robert S. Weber .... office production assistant
Troy Baker .... production assistant: Upper Canada Village (uncredited)
Pharaba Hacker-Witt .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
USA:240 min (2 episodes) | Spain:177 min (DVD edition)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Finland:K-18 (self applied) | Spain:13
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Factual errors: In reality, Governor Phips was only 41 at the time of the Salem Witch Trials. The film depicts him as obviously much older.See more »
Quotes:
Thomas Putnam:You're frightening the children.
Ann Putnam:They should be frightened! An innocent woman died today, because of me! And you! A man died today because he opposed you. Opposing you is not a crime before God!
Thomas Putnam:Stop it! Stop it!
Ann Putnam:I will stop it! Even if it means I hang for it... I will stop this.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Salem Witch Trials (1992)See more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining and contains some historical truth..., 9 March 2003
Author: Tim from Florence, Kentucky, USA

Although this version has a few serious historical flaws, "Salem Witch Trials" is a relatively entertaining story. I agree that Part I was slow but I chalked that up to historical/cultural background that made Part II more believable. Two things that bothered me: (a) the trials appeared to be judged by two men from beginning to end when, in reality, a panel of several men was sent to try the accused, and (b) the scene of Rebecca Nurse in prison asserting New Age philosophy seemed out of character for this pious Puritan woman. Still, the overall story was accurate and believable.

I found this version to be more historically accurate (if less entertaining) than "The Crucible," simply because "The Crucible" relied on the premise of an affair between two major characters that most likely did not happen. (In reality, she was only eleven while he was in his sixties.)

Another thing that bothered me in both versions was the absence of Tituba's husband, John Indian. He played a relatively major role in the original trials.

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