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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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Cast

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

Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the B.F.G. (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities, and whisked away to Giant Country. She is soon put at ease, as she learns that B.F.G.'s job is to collect, catalogue and deliver pleasant dreams to children. She joins him that night, but the mean giants follow them, planning to eat the children. Sophie enlists the help of the Queen, by making up a dream for her, and with the backing of the armed forces, they defeat the mean giants. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Based on the best selling novel by Roald Dahl See more »


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Official Sites:

Cosgrove Hall Films [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The BFG See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,405,055 (United Kingdom), 7 November 1987
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (in selected theatres) (as Dolby Stereo®)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although the film is a children's film and is rated U in the United Kingdom, the film does have some nudity. Sophie is briefly seen topless while having a bath, but nothing explicit is seen, and the boy in the dream sequence is seen naked, but his genitals are not seen. See more »

Goofs

BFG states that humans are the only animal to kill each other. In fact, there are a vast number of animals which kill other animals of the same species. Cats, which the BFG specifically mentions, are well known for killing members of their own species (BFG has said that he has little education.) See more »

Quotes

The BFG: What? Me? Gobbling up human beans? All the others, yes, but not me! I is a nice giant! I is a freaky giant! There's not another giant like me in all of Giant Country! I... is the Big Friendly Giant!
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Crazy Credits

The credits roll over stills from the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version of the film released in cinemas, 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 The BFG (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Mirror, Mirror
Music by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe
Lyrics by Malcolm Rowe
Performed by Amanda Root
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Okay
26 November 2001 | by raptor_mimicatSee all my reviews

Well, you really can't expect much from a movie that has a song about flatulence(really!I hardly could believe it myself! Flying around because of it, geez..). it really was just okay, something kids can enjoy, but will probably annoy anyone older than 10. it is cute, however, but this isn't the perfect family film for kids under 4 because of some big scary giants. As I said, when a movie has a song about flatulence, it is really meant for little kids.


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