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The Witches (1990)
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The Witches (1990) 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 the world of all children.

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

Title: Witches, The
Release Date: August 24, 1990
Runtime: 91 mins
Genre: Fantasy
All Genres: Fantasy, Family, Horror
Languages: English
Country: UK, USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Buried.com Rating: 7.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With W

MPAA Rating: PG

Nicolas Roeg

Anjelica Huston ...Miss Eva Ernst / Grand High Witch
Mai Zetterling ...Helga Eveshim
Jasen Fisher ...Luke Eveshim
Jane Horrocks ...Miss Irvine
Anne Lambton ...Woman in Black
Rowan Atkinson ...Mr. Stringer
Bill Paterson ...Mr. Jenkins
Brenda Blethyn ...Mrs. Jenkins
Charlie Potter ...Bruno Jenkins
Sukie Smith ...Marlene
Rose English ...Dora
Jenny Runacre ...Elsie
Annabel Brooks ...Nicola
Emma Relph ...Millie
Nora Connolly ...Beatrice
Rosamund Greenwood ...Janice
Angelique Rockas ...Henrietta
Anne Tirard ...Lady 1
Leila Hoffman ...Lady 2
Jim Carter ...Head Chef
Roberta Taylor ...Witch Chef
Brian Hawksley ...Elderly Waiter
Debra Gillett ...Waitress
Darcy Flynn ...Luke's Mother
Vincent Marzello ...Luke's Father
Serena Harragin ...Doctor
Grete Nordra ...Norwegian Witch
Elsie Eide ...Erica
Kristin Steinsland ...Child Helga
Merete Armand ...Erica's Mother

» [more cast members]

Jim Henson
Mark Shivas
Dusty Symonds

Roald Dahl
Allan Scott

Stanley Myers

More Movie Taglines:
  • Saving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy they've turned into a mouse!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Marlene: [entering the room as they leave] Evening, madam. Just poppin' in to turn down your bed. Miss Eva Ernst: How is the room service here? Miss Irvine: Diabolical. Miss Eva Ernst: Good. Miss Irvine: How do you know that woman upstairs? Miss Eva Ernst: Come along. Walk downstairs. The elevator is out of order. [as they walk downstairs the elevator chimes]
  • Nicola: Welcome Miss Ernst. Nicola Cuttle. [Approaches and shakes Miss Ernst's hand] Nicola: I have been so looking forward to meeting you. You look marvelous. Miss Eva Ernst: Hm... I wish I could say the same for you, Nicola.
  • Elsie: [Marlene is crying hysterically] Is she sober? Mr. Stringer: Yes she's sober! I've been with her all aftern... When... I... Uh... I saw her w... Yes, of course she's sober! Don't be stupid!
  • Miss Eva Ernst: You may remove your shoes! You may remove your wigs! [Grabs her wig with one hand and pulls her face mask down to her eyebrows with the other] Miss Eva Ernst: The doors- are they locked and bolted? Miss Irvine: Locked and bolted, your Grandness. Miss Eva Ernst: Good. Help.
  • Elsie: Wait! Wait! [Miss Ernst and the others stop and turn around] Elsie: I smell... dogs' droppings. [all the witches gasp and begin to sniff around] Woman in Black: Ugh! The smell! Miss Eva Ernst: She's right! Search out this small lump of dung! Find it! It must be exterminated immediatly!
Movie Trivia:
  • The last film personally overseen by Jim Henson.
  • It took Anjelica Huston eight hours of make up time to prepare her for her transformed role of "The Grand High Witch".
  • Cher was considered for the role of the Grand High Witch before Anjelica Huston was cast.
  • Most of the "Witches" in the meeting are not women at all but men in women's clothing.
  • Two of Kenner's "The Real Ghost Busters" (1986) toys, the Ghostbusters Firehouse and Bad To The Bone figure, are featured in the movie. The Firehouse playset is the toy that Luke lives in and explodes out of at the end.
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