7.6/10
8,836
78 user 18 critic

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006)

It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

Director:

Vadim Jean

Writers:

Vadim Jean (adaptation), Terry Pratchett (novel)
Reviews
Popularity
3,678 ( 475)

On Disc

at Amazon

3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Going Postal (2010)
Comedy | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.

Stars: Steve Pemberton, Tamsin Greig, Madhav Sharma
Soul Music (TV Mini-Series 1997)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Based on Terry Pratchett's Novel. On Discworld (a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in space), a small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Her ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Lee, Graham Crowden, Debra Gillett
Wyrd Sisters (TV Mini-Series 1997)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on the Terry Pratchett novel. On Discworld, (a world carried on four elephants standing on a huge turtle travelling in space), in a small country called Lancre, three witches, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Annette Crosbie
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A documentary about the making of Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006).

Director: Paula Nightingale
Stars: Mark Arden, Terry Pratchett, Vadim Jean
Wyrd Sisters (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Directors: Jan Brichcín, Hana Buresová
Stars: Miroslav Hanus, Klára Oltová, Jaroslava Pokorná
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Jason ... Albert
Marc Warren ... Teatime
Michelle Dockery ... Susan / Death of Rats
David Warner ... Lord Downey
Tony Robinson ... Vernon Crumley
Nigel Planer ... Mr. Sideney
Peter Guinness ... Medium Dave
Stephen Marcus ... Banjo
Craig Conway ... Chickenwire
Rhodri Meilir Rhodri Meilir ... Bilious
Sinead Matthews ... Violet
Ian Richardson ... Death / Narrator (voice)
Neil Pearson ... Quoth the Raven (voice)
Nicholas Tennant Nicholas Tennant ... Corporal Nobbs
Richard Katz ... Constable Visit
Edit

Storyline

It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Sky One

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts) (DVD) | (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Nigel Planer, who played Mr. Sideney, did the audiobook narration for twenty-one of the first twenty-three Discworld novels as well as multiple voices in all three Discworld video games. See more »

Goofs

When Death and Albert are walking through the streets only one of Death's eyes has its blue glow. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree. There is the constant desire to find out where - where is the point where it all began. But much, much later than that, the Discworld was formed. Drifting onwards through space, atop four elephants on the shell of a giant turtle, the Great A'Tuin. It was some time after its creation when most people forgot that the very oldest stories of the beginning are, sooner or later, about blood. At least, that's one theory. The ...
See more »

Crazy Credits

Terry Pratchett, the author of the "Hogfather" novel, is credited in the opening credits with the line "Mucked About by Terry Pratchett". See more »

Connections

References House of Cards (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Sandman
(uncredited)
By Pat Ballard
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hogswatch it! An excellent bit of whimsy
18 December 2006 | by mockymonkeySee all my reviews

A very silly festive fairytale for children of all ages, with a no-nonsense (in the primmest, properest sense of the word), kick-ass heroine, set in a world that looks remarkably like ours, in a thaumaturgical, Victorian Gothic kind of way, considering it's actually a disc balanced on some elephants, which are balanced on a turtle.

'Tis the night before Hogswatch - a solar festival not dissimilar from our Christmas. But where is the Hogfather to deliver the presents? What on earth is Death doing? Just how DO you subdue the monsters in the basement with a poker? Not to mention those in the Tooth Fairy's castle. Who has been naughty and who has been nice? And can Susan save the Hogfather before it's too late? Like all the best 'children's' stories, there are a slew of adult jokes - from Ian Richardson's asides about House of Cards, to the 'Ant hill Inside' ('Intel Inside') visual jokes on the, er, 'computer' - modernity is folded subtly into this wonderfully alternate world of yore.

Good performances from the famous faces, but it is Michelle Dockery as Susan who is the highly pragmatic, utterly bewitching star of the show.

There are some nice unpatronising ruminations on the nature of belief, myth, right and wrong for those who like a moral but not entirely Christian worldview.

So - who's up for a bit of magic and believing?


53 of 64 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 78 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch



Recently Viewed