The Witches is a 1990 comedy and fantasy film based on the book of the same name by Norwegian-British author Roald Dahl. Originally produced in 1989, it was directed by Nicolas Roeg and produced by Jim Henson Productions for Lorimar Film Entertainment and Warner Bros., starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling and Rowan Atkinson. As well as being the final film that Jim Henson personally worked on before his death, this was also the final theatrical film produced by Lorimar Productions as well as the final film Mai Zetterling worked in and the last film made based on Dahl's material before his death in 1990.
Grand High Witch: Witches of England... You are a disgrace! Miserable witches... You are good-for-nothing worms! Everywhere I look, I see the repulsive sight of hundreds, thousands of revolting little children... I ask you!
Grand High Witch: Why? One child a week is no good to me!
Woman in Black: (stands) We will do better! We will do much better!
Grand High Witch: Better is no good either! I demand maximum results!
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!
Luke: Grandma! Grandma! Wake up, Grandma! Oh please, Grandma!
(Miss Ernst and Miss Irvine enter the room)
Luke: My grandma!
Miss Eva Ernst: An old adversary I have discovered... very old...
Luke: If you hurt my grandma...
Miss Eva Ernst: Silence!
|Release Date||25 May 1990|
|US Box Office||$10,000,000|
|Tagline||Saving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy they've turned into a mouse!|
|Genre||Fantasy, Family, Horror|
|Filming Locations||Bergen, Hordaland, Norway|
|Film Class||Fairy Tales & Legends, Children's Fantasy|
|Themes||Witches, Heroic Mission, Mischievous Children, Nightmare Vacations|
|Tones||Atmospheric, Creepy, Humorous, Menacing|