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The Witches (1990)

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A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Miss Ernst / Grand High Witch
... Helga
... Luke
... Mr. Stringer
... Mr. Jenkins
... Mrs. Jenkins
... Bruno Jenkins
... Woman in Black
... Miss Irvine
Sukie Smith ... Marlene
Rose English ... Dora
... Elsie
Annabel Brooks ... Nicola
Emma Relph ... Millie
Nora Connolly ... Beatrice
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A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid England of all children. Written by Rob Hartill

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Saving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy they've turned into a mouse!


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24 August 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La maldición de las brujas  »

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$10,360,553
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It took Anjelica Huston eight hours of make up time to transform into "The Grand High Witch". See more »

Goofs

When Bruno says "I really hate margarine," his mouth is out of sync. See more »

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Helga: When your father was a boy like you, and living with me here in Norway, I told him about witches too, so that he would always be aware. Now, the most important thing you should know about real witches is this - now listen very carefully! Real witches dress in ordinary clothes, and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses, and they work in ordinary jobs.
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The opening credits zooms towards the camera above an unknown snow landscape. See more »

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References The Real Ghostbusters (1986) See more »

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A Children's Masterpiece! A good movie for all!
27 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

"The Witches" is funny, and a little scary for those who haven't seen it. Music, Effects, Acting, Editing, and overall production of the film is a plus.

Anjelica Huston is terrific and Jasen Fisher is pretty good as Luke.


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