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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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The world is more giant than you could ever imagine. 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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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mollie Sugden and Frank Thornton both starred in the BBC sitcom Are You Being Served? (1972). 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

Fleshlumpeater: You... you show 'em the way?
The BFG: Yes! Yes, I showed them the way!
Fleshlumpeater: Why? What for?
[roars]
The BFG: Because... you is evil! And I sees it now!
Fleshlumpeater: You... you is not giant! You is like... human bean!
The BFG: Human... *being*! Yes, I'd rather be like one of them than like you!
Fleshlumpeater: [grabs BFG by the throat] Yeah? Then... I kill you!
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The credits roll over stills from the movie. See more »

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Soundtracks

Whizzpopping
Music by Keith Hopwood and Malcolm Rowe
Lyrics by Malcolm Rowe
Performed by David Jason
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The best film ever, when you're about 7!
6 December 2003 | by vix62See all my reviews

All I can say is that i used to love this film when I was little! I thought it was brill! Watching it a couple of months ago I spoiled it cos it's not that good when you're older. It's based on the book by Roald Dahl and the book is much better but I think you could say that about most films which are based on books! Worth watching if you're a small child (which I very much doubt you are)(he he), otherwise i'd read the book (whatever age you are!)


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