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The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

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Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

Director:

George Miller

Writers:

John Updike (novel), Michael Cristofer (screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Nicholson ... Daryl Van Horne
Cher ... Alexandra Medford
Susan Sarandon ... Jane Spofford
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Sukie Ridgemont
Veronica Cartwright ... Felicia Alden
Richard Jenkins ... Clyde Alden
Keith Jochim Keith Jochim ... Walter Neff
Carel Struycken ... Fidel
Helen Lloyd Breed Helen Lloyd Breed ... Mrs. Biddle
Caroline Struzik Caroline Struzik ... Carol Medford
Michele Sincavage Michele Sincavage ... Ridgemont Child
Nicol Sincavage Nicol Sincavage ... Ridgemont Child
Heather Coleman Heather Coleman ... Ridgemont Child
Carolyn Ditmars Carolyn Ditmars ... Ridgemont Child
Cynthia Ditmars Cynthia Ditmars ... Ridgemont Child
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Storyline

All three previously married but now single, best friends sculptress Alex Medford, cellist Jane Spofford and writer Sukie Ridgemont are feeling emotionally and sexually repressed, in large part due to the traditional mores overriding their small New England coastal town of Eastwick. After their latest conversation lamenting about the lack of suitable men in Eastwick and describing the qualities they are looking for in a man, mysterious Daryl Van Horne and his equally mysterious butler Fidel arrive in town. Despite being vulgar, crude, brazen and not particularly handsome, Daryl manages to be able to tap into the innermost emotions of the three friends, and as such manages to seduce each. In turn, the three women blossom emotionally and sexually. After an incident involving one of the town's leading citizens, the ultra conservative Felicia Alden, the three women begin to understand how and why Daryl is able to mesmerize them so fully. The three decide to experiment with some powers ... Written by Huggo

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Three Beautiful Witches, One Lucky Devil. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The customized license plate on Daryl Van Horne's (Jack Nicholson's) car read "DVH-I", the DVH letters being representative of the character's initials. See more »

Goofs

In the first cherry-vomiting shot, the cherry stones are visibly coming from behind Felicia's head. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carol Medford: You don't have to come today, you know, I mean, if you don't want to.
Alexandra Medford: No, sweetheart, I want to, it's just that I have a million things I have to do first.
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Connections

Referenced in China Beach: All About E.E.V. (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Someone To Watch Over Me
Composed by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon
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Sin Has Rarely Looked So Good.
3 July 2004 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Three lonely New England women (Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer) dream of a man to satisfy their every need as they suffer from isolation with their husbands constantly away. That man---Jack Nicholson (always on a lucky streak it seems). Wicked little comedy with Jack going over the top and having great fun with the helter-skelter material. The women (Cher and Sarandon in particular) match his intensity and the star power makes up for the crazed screenplay and unsteady direction by George Miller. Overall I liked "The Witches of Eastwick". I am not quite sure why I did, but once again Nicholson proves that if there is just enough substance available that he can raise mediocre film-making techniques and share the spotlight with his fellow co-stars. 4 stars out of 5.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,454,238, 14 June 1987

Gross USA:

$63,766,510

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,766,510
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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