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Writer (WGA):
Maria Nation (written by)
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Release Date:
3 March 2003 (Canada) See more »
The charges were false. The terror was real.
A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch-trials. | Add synopsis »
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  (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 Page ... Older Prison Female

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)

Directed by
Joseph Sargent 
Writing credits
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
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
Dennis Kane .... gaffer
Andrew Macklin .... first assistant camera
Chris Morsby .... grip (as Chris 'Shaker' Morsby)
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
USA:240 min (2 episodes) | Spain:177 min (DVD edition)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 (self applied) | Spain:13
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
[last lines]
Sir William Phips:How could this happen here?
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Weird, 17 May 2014
Author: myspecialparadise from Hawaii

I admit that I've never really given much thought to the career of Kirstie Alley ... as I've never really seen her do anything worth making note of ... until today. In the Salem Witch trial, she radiates a truthfulness that I have never seen in any of her past performances. She borders, at times, of overacting ... however, one wonders if this is due to the script, or did someone forget to tell us that she was playing the part of a woman bordering upon insanity? I prefer to think it was a problem with the script.

Shirley MacLaine ... OMG ... I have to say that I never ever thought I would see Shirley MacLaine in the all together, the all together as naked as the day that she was born ... and I'm not so sure I shall ever get over the experience! I can't believe that the script would call for her not to cry during this humiliating experience. But it is one heck of a soul baring scene. I do have to say that the prison scene "and I shall find GOD there" was sheer genius, and the acting made all the more memorable.

I, obviously, found the scripting to offer so much less than what this most talented cast brought forth out of the depths of their bowels ... EWWW ... sorry, got carried away. Its just that most of the acting in this movie was worthy to be shown in theaters, and not as a TV movie. And i can't believe that I have only just discovered this movie 12 years after it was made.

The Salem Witch Trials are true American horror stories that will never be forgotten, especially as it is a true testament to man's inhumanity to man ... for nothing more than the greed of man ... and, even more so, the church! More children of GOD have been tormented, tortured, and murdered, in the name of a false god that I pray I never come face to face with. Oh, that's right ... that god doesn't exist ... THANK GOD!

Update ... I have just discovered that the DVD of this movie has a problem to which I have only been watching the last half of the movie! For the first time I am watching the full movie and now it makes sense.

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