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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.

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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:
... Daryl Van Horne
... Alexandra Medford
... Jane Spofford
... Sukie Ridgemont
... Felicia Alden
... Clyde Alden
Keith Jochim ... Walter Neff
... Fidel
Helen Lloyd Breed ... Mrs. Biddle
Caroline Struzik ... Carol Medford
Michele Sincavage ... Ridgemont Child
Nicol Sincavage ... Ridgemont Child
Heather Coleman ... Ridgemont Child
Carolyn Ditmars ... Ridgemont Child
Cynthia Ditmars ... Ridgemont Child
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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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Something wicked this way comes. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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12 June 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las brujas de Eastwick  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$63,766,510
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2.39 : 1
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According to the DVD production notes, Location Manager Sam Mercer travelled over twenty thousand miles scouting for locations in the north east regions of the U.S. to find a suitable place for the village of Eastwick. There were two essential criteria for the film's town, (1) A white church and (2) An associated small central business district. See more »

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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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Remade as Eastwick (2009) See more »

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What fun Nicholson must have had with this!
9 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

What fun Nicholson must have had with this! He really hams it up here. Very good supporting work by Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfieffer, and Veronica Cartwright. The plot is a little bit impenetrable. The "witches" are at first unaware of their power. I suppose I should read Updike's novel, but the one book of his I did read sucked. Anyway, I recommend the film, for it seems a bit different than normal Hollywood formula.


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