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A young orphan girl, Sophie, gets taken away to a faraway land populated by Giants and Dreams.

Director:

Brian Cosgrove

Writers:

Roald Dahl (novel), John Hambley (adaptation)
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Complete credited cast:
David Jason ... The BFG (voice)
Amanda Root ... Sophie (voice)
Angela Thorne ... Queen Of England (voice)
Ballard Berkeley ... Head Of The Army (voice)
Michael Knowles ... Head Of The Air Force (voice)
Don Henderson ... Bloodbottler / Fleshlumpeater / Sergeant (voice)
Mollie Sugden ... Mary (voice)
Frank Thornton ... Mr. Tibbs (voice)
Myfanwy Talog Myfanwy Talog ... Mrs. Clonkers (voice)
Jimmy Hibbert Jimmy Hibbert ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Snatched from Mrs Clonkers' Home for Girls on a cold and quiet night by a lumbering giant, the ten-year-old orphan, Sophie, is in for the adventure of a lifetime when the mysterious monster takes her back to his secret land: the distant Giant Country. There, Sophie will find herself in a realm with even bigger giants than her colossal grizzled kidnapper, who, fortunately, is a gentle vegetarian creature tasked with a noble mission. But, sooner or later, the land's flesh-eating inhabitants with the peculiar names will catch a whiff of the tiny human visitor, and then, no one can stand in their way. Now, only Her Majesty, the Queen of England, can thwart the ugly giants' sinister plans. Can Sophie's one and only friend--The Big Friendly Giant--protect her and the rest of the world from the horrors that surround us? Written by Nick Riganas

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Trivia

The book, which the film is based on, was published in 1982. See more »

Goofs

When the BFG has breakfast at Buckingham Palace, he drinks from a cup before complaining that there isn't any frobscottle in it. But after Sophie shushes him, the cup disappears from view and is never seen again. See more »

Quotes

Queen Of England: [after hearing a whizzpopper for the first time] I think... on the whole... I prefer the bagpipes.
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

The version of the film aired on ITV and released on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray omits a scene that takes place after Sophie and The BFG leave Dream Country, but before they get to his Dream Cave, they approach the other giant's domain again, and Sophie is somehow separated and placed in peril when she accidentally sits upon a giant dragonfly that flies off and drops her among the sleeping giants, who begin to stir from her scent. The BFG rescues her before they awake and begin scouring the land, convinced there is a human present. The shot of the giants departing is later reused in the film as part of the Queen's nightmare of them and their heinous acts. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Sometimes, Secretly
Music by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe
Lyrics by Malcolm Rowe
Vocalist: Sharon Campbell
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80's animation breathes life into a Sunday morning
13 November 2006 | by andyflightSee all my reviews

This film is a real 80's delight. I rediscovered it while watching it with my kids. It's so much of it's time. There's an innocence in the animation and story. Nobody questions why a big creepy giant would want to hang around with a little girl. Which is is great!! The times we live in are so paranoid this film makes us remember why we all need a granddad figure of out own.

David Jason's performance as the BFG is remarkable. At first I didn't realise it was him. I think he gives it that extra something that really shines through.

The beginning was really Richard William's like, with the cloaked giant running through the streets. It makes me realise how good Cosgrove Hall could be. It would be fun to check out more of their stuff again. Especaily Danger Mouse.


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Official Sites:

Cosgrove Hall Films [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1992 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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