The Witches

United States, 1989

Film
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When nine year old Luke and his grandmother go for a quiet seaside holiday, they stumble upon a witches’ convention hosted by the Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston). When Luke becomes a victim of the witches’ scheme to rid Britain of all its children, by transforming them into mice, he devises a plot with his grandmother to finally rid the world of witches. Based on the book by Roald Dahl.

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Credits

director

Nicolas Roeg

producer

Mark Shivas

production company

Jim Henson Productions

Lorimar Film Entertainment

Duration

01:24:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302616

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q1616747

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