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The Witches of Eastwick ()


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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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Daryl Van Horne
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Alexandra Medford
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Jane Spofford
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Sukie Ridgemont
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Felicia Alden
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Clyde Alden
Keith Jochim ...
Walter Neff
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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
Christine Ditmars ...
Ridgemont Child
Craig Burket ...
String Quartet
Abraham Mishkind ...
String Quartet
Christopher Verrette ...
String Quartet
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Mrs. Neff
Ruth Maynard ...
Mrs. Biddle's Friend
Lansdale Chatfield ...
Doctor #1
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Cashier (as Carole Ita White)
Babbie Green ...
Woman at Market
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Woman at Market
Merrily Horowitz ...
Woman at Market
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Woman at Market
Margot Dionne ...
Nurse
James Boyle ...
Doctor #2 (as James T. Boyle)
John Blood ...
Deli Counterman
Ron Campbell ...
Ice Cream Counterman
Eugene Boles ...
Minister
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Lenox School Band (cymbals)
Kate Barret ...
Lenox School Band
Dan Edson ...
Lenox School Band
Anthony Falco ...
Lenox School Band
Kevin Goodwin ...
Lenox School Band
Tara Halfpenny ...
Lenox School Band
David Hazel ...
Lenox School Band
Melanie Hewitt ...
Lenox School Band
Matt Kane ...
Lenox School Band
Anne Lindgren ...
Lenox School Band
Jessica MacDonald ...
Lenox School Band
Corinna Minnar ...
Lenox School Band
Scott Nickerson ...
Lenox School Band
Stephen Oakes ...
Lenox School Band
Ann Senechal ...
Lenox School Band
James Staunton ...
Lenox School Band
Amy Warner ...
Lenox School Band
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Beery ...
Teen at hall recital (uncredited)
Grenville Cuyler ...
Core Townsperson (uncredited)
Robin Eddins ...
Church goer (uncredited)
Kevin Fennessy ...
Churchgoer (uncredited)
Scott 'Smitty' Smith ...
Background punk rocker (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Miller

Written by

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John Updike ... (novel)
 
Michael Cristofer ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Neil Canton ... producer
Rob Cohen ... executive producer
Don Devlin ... executive producer
Peter Guber ... producer
Jon Peters ... producer

Music by

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John Williams

Cinematography by

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Vilmos Zsigmond

Film Editing by

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Hubert de La Bouillerie ... (as Hubert C. De La Bouillerie)
Richard Francis-Bruce

Editorial Department

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Erica Flaum ... assistant film editor
Ann Martin ... first assistant film editor
Bob Noland ... color timer

Casting By

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Wallis Nicita ... (as Wally Nicita)

Production Design by

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Polly Platt

Art Direction by

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Mark W. Mansbridge ... (as Mark Mansbridge)

Set Decoration by

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Joe D. Mitchell

Costume Design by

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Aggie Guerard Rodgers

Makeup Department

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Henry Alvarez ... effects crew: Rob Bottin
Rob Bottin ... special makeup effects designer and creator
Leonard Engelman ... makeup artist
Fernando Favila ... effects crew: Rob Bottin
Tamara Fites ... effects crew: Rob Bottin
Lynda Gurasich ... hair stylist
Renate Leuschner ... hair stylist (as Renate E. Leuschner-Pless)
Ben Nye III ... makeup artist
Art Pimentel ... effects crew: Rob Bottin
Vincent Prentice ... effects crew: Rob Bottin
Richard White ... effects crew: Rob Bottin
Marlene D. Williams ... hair stylist (as Marlene Williams)

Production Management

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Michael S. Glick ... unit production manager (as Michael Glick)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Chris Soldo ... first assistant director
Robert Yannetti ... second assistant director (as Bob Yannetti)
Lope Yap Jr. ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Henry Alvarez ... sculptor
Marc Fambro ... carpenter
Randy Gunter ... assistant property master
Sherman Labby ... production illustrator
Marvin Salsberg ... construction coordinator
Robert E. Sessa ... set designer (as Robert Sessa)
Stan Tropp ... set designer
Mark Wade ... property master
Paul W. Gorfine ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Frank McEldowney ... key greens foreman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mary Andrews ... adr editor (as Mary E. Andrews)
Wayne Artman ... re-recording mixer
Tom Beckert ... re-recording mixer
James Beshears ... supervising adr editor
David B. Cohn ... supervising foley editor (as David B. Cohen)
Tom E. Dahl ... re-recording mixer (as Tom Dahl)
Susan Dudeck ... sound effects editor (as Susan M. Dudeck)
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist (as Gary Hacker)
Bob Newlan ... sound effects editor (as John R. Newlan)
Lauren Palmer ... adr editor (as Lauren J. Palmer)
Art Rochester ... production sound mixer
Robert R. Rutledge ... supervising sound editor (as Robert Rutledge)
Douglas J. Schulman ... boom operator (as Doug Schulman)
Charles Ewing Smith ... sound effects editor
Jerry Stanford ... sound effects editor (as Jerry R. Stanford)
Alicia Stevenson ... foley artist
Robert Waxman ... sound effects editor
Craig Harris ... special sound effects (uncredited)
George A. Martin ... first assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Thomas Needell ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Donald Elliott ... special effects (as Don Elliot)
Louie Lantieri ... special effects (as Louis Lanteri)
Michael Lantieri ... special effects supervisor (as Mike Lanteri)
Clay Pinney ... special effects
Tom Ryba ... special effects
Robert Spurlock ... special effects
Becky Ochoa ... special effects crew (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Barbara Affonso ... model shop supervisor: ILM
Jon Alexander ... optical camera operator: ILM
John Allan Armstrong ... animator: ILM (as John Armstrong)
Bill Barr ... stage technician: ILM
Greg Beaumonte ... production support: ILM
Leigh Blicher ... production support: ILM
Lance Brackett ... stage technician: ILM
Dave Carson ... visual effects art director: ILM
Lanny Cermak ... production support: ILM
Karen Dube ... production support: ILM
Christopher Duddy ... production support: ILM (as Chris Duddy)
Cheryl Durham ... production support: ILM
Chrissie England ... production supervisor: ILM
Bob Fernley ... production support: ILM
Bob Finley III ... stage technician: ILM
Robert Finley Jr. ... stage technician: ILM (as Bob Finley II)
Warren Franklin ... general manager: ILM
Jenny Fulle ... production support: ILM
Tim Geideman ... processing: ILM
Ellen Lichtwardt Goodchild ... animation department supervisor: tennis sequence, ILM (as Ellen Lichtwardt)
Chris R. Green ... animator: ILM (as Chris Green)
Todd Heindel ... processing: ILM
David Heron ... stage technician: ILM (as Dave Heron)
Rebecca Heskes ... roto: ILM
Sandy Houston ... roto: ILM
Ed Jones ... optical photography supervisor: ILM (as Edward Jones)
Randy Jonsson ... camera assistant: ILM (as Randy Johnson)
Sean Joyce ... matte painting artist: ILM
Sandra Ford Karpman ... roto: ILM (as Sandy Ford)
Pam Kaye ... production support: ILM
Brad Kuehn ... optical line-up: ILM
Victoria Lewis ... modelmaker: ILM
Mike MacKenzie ... production support: ILM
Kim Marks ... visual effects cameraman: ILM
Patrick McArdle ... camera assistant: ILM
Tim Morgan ... stage technician: ILM
Lori J. Nelson ... optical coordinator: ILM
Michael Owens ... visual effects supervisor
Caris Palm ... camera assistant: ILM
Udo Pampel ... production support: ILM
Terrence Peck ... assistant visual effects editor: ILM (as Terry Peck)
John Reed ... modelmaker: ILM
Scott Squires ... production support: ILM
Howard Stein ... visual effects editor: ILM
Eben Stromquist ... creature construction: ILM
Vince Tilker ... production support: ILM
Pat Turner ... visual effects cameraman: ILM (as Patrick Turner)
Bruce Walters ... motion control camera operator: ILM
Harold Weed ... creature construction: ILM (as Howie Weed)
Kathryn Witte ... visual effects coordinator: ILM
Craig Barron ... matte photography supervisor (uncredited)
Timothy Eaton ... assistant visual effects editor: ILM (uncredited)
Steve Gawley ... model maker (uncredited)
Tony Hudson ... creature designer: ILM (uncredited) / puppeteer: ILM (uncredited)
Ira Keeler ... model maker (uncredited)
Jay Riddle ... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Thomas Rosseter ... optical lineup (uncredited)

Stunts

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Christine Anne Baur ... stunts (as Christine A. Baur)
Donna Evans ... stunts
Alan Gibbs ... stunt coordinator
Paula Marie Moody ... stunts (as Paula Moody)
Spike Silver ... stunts
Debbie Evans ... stunt double: Michelle Pfeiffer (uncredited)
Alan Gibbs ... stunt double: Jack Nicholson (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Phil Abraham ... second assistant camera
Brian W. Armstrong ... second assistant camera (as Brian Armstrong)
Colin J. Campbell ... gaffer (as Colin Campbell)
Ray De La Motte ... camera operator (as Ray Del La Motte)
Vincent Galindez ... second assistant camera
Kerry Hayes ... still photographer
Joe Hicks ... dolly grip (as Joe E. Hicks)
Gábor Kövér ... first assistant camera (as Gabor Kover)
Tom D. May ... best boy grip
Carol McCullough ... still photographer
Ken Nishino ... first assistant camera
Peter Norman ... camera operator
Harald Ortenburger ... camera operator
James M. Sheppherd ... key grip (as Jim Sheppherd)
Joseph E. Thibo ... first assistant camera (as Joe Thibo)
Michael 'Dutch' Van Woert ... best boy (as Michael Van Woert)
John Earl Burnett ... assistant camera - additional photography (uncredited)
Richard Clark ... video playback supervisor (uncredited)
Michael DiIeso ... crane grip (uncredited)
Randy Greer ... remote camera technician (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen ... assistant chief set lighting technician: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Robert Jason ... electrician (uncredited)
Randy Nolen ... camera operator (uncredited)
Michael T. Travers ... grip (uncredited)
William M. Weberg ... grip (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Chris R. Green ... animator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Robin Borman-Wizan ... costumer: women (as Robin Borman)
Pamela Havens ... costumer: women
Linda Henrikson ... costume supervisor
Eddie Marks ... costumer: men
Eric H. Sandberg ... costumer: men
Haleen K. Holt ... costume illustrator (uncredited)

Location Management

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Charles Harrington ... assistant location manager: Boston (as Charlie Harrington)
Sam Mercer ... location manager

Music Department

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Keith Holzman ... music supervisor
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator (as Herbert Spencer)
Armin Steiner ... music scoring mixer
Kenneth Wannberg ... music editor (as Ken Wannberg)
John Williams ... conductor
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Russell McEntyre ... transportation coordinator
Wayne Stone ... transportation captain
Brian Bailey ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Lori A. Balton ... production aide (as Laurie Balton)
Joanie Blum ... script supervisor
Antonia Bogdanovich ... production aide
Virginia Burward-Hoy ... cello coach
Paul A. Calabria ... animal handler (as Paul Calabria)
James Chressanthis ... production aide
Anthony Goldschmidt ... title designer
Spencer Howard ... production coordinator: Boston
Barbara Kalish ... assistant: Mr. Peters
Richard S. Kaufman ... violin coach (as Richard Kaufman)
Don Levy ... unit publicist
William Messing ... production aide
Susan Montgomery ... production accountant
Leo Murphy ... production aide
Jennifer Nicholson ... production aide
Lisa Niedenthal ... production aide
Lynn O'Hare ... assistant: Mr. Canton and Mr. Miller
Judy Proctor ... production secretary
Andy Weltman ... production aide (as Andrew Herman Weltman)
Robin Wilf ... production aide
Blair Clark ... puppeteer (uncredited)
Barbara Gregson ... film researcher (uncredited)
Karen Hale Wookey ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Alan Jacques ... projectionist (uncredited)
Szonja Jakovits ... script supervisor: reshoot unit (uncredited)
Michael Peavey ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Patricia Sansone ... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
John Updike ... creative consultant (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 learned indirectly from Daryl so that they can hopefully regain control of their own lives. Written by Huggo

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Taglines Something wicked this way comes. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les sorcières d'Eastwick (France)
  • Die Hexen von Eastwick (Germany)
  • Las brujas de Eastwick (Spain)
  • Les bruixes d'Eastwick (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Las brujas de Eastwick (Argentina)
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  • 118 min
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Budget $22,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia In an interview with the Australian magazine Cinema Papers in the early 1990s, Director George Miller revealed that the shoot had been extremely difficult, because he was initially unfamiliar with Hollywood-style communication. In a meeting to discuss ways to reduce the budget, Miller volunteered to give up his trailer, because he was always needed on the set and had no time to use it. The studio concluded that he was a pushover, so they began to interfere with his production requests. If he asked for fifty extras, the studio would provide a dozen. If he asked for two cameras they would provide one. Miller decided to fight fire with fire, and refused to shoot each scene until his production demands were met. The studio responded by looking for a new director, but were prevented by Jack Nicholson, who supported Miller and vowed to walk off the production if he was replaced. See more »
Goofs In the first cherry-vomiting shot, the cherry stones are visibly coming from behind Felicia's head. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
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Quotes Alexandra Medford: I think... no, I am positive... that you are the most unattractive man I have ever met in my entire life. You know, in the short time we've been together, you have demonstrated EVERY loathsome characteristic of the male personality and even discovered a few new ones. You are physically repulsive, intellectually retarded, you're morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive, selfish, stupid, you have no taste, a lousy sense of humor and you smell. You're not even interesting enough to make me sick.
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