The Witches (1990)

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The Witches is a 1990 comedy-fantasy film based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was directed by Nicolas Roeg and produced by Jim Henson Productions for Lorimar Film Entertainment and Warner Bros., starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson, and introducing Jasen Fisher as Luke Eveshim.

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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. (source:


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Characters appearing in the movie The Witches.

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Full cast list for the movie The Witches.
Miss Eva Ernst, Grand High Witch

Helga Eveshim

Luke Eveshim

Miss Irvine

Anne Lambton
Woman in Black

Mr. Stringer

Mr. Jenkins

Mrs. Jenkins

Charlie Potter
Bruno Jenkins

Sukie Smith

Rose English


Nora Connolly

Rosamund Greenwood


Anne Tirard
Lady 1

Leila Hoffman
Lady 2

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List of The Witches quotes.

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!


Trailer for the movie The Witches.
The Witches (1990) - Official Movie Trailer

Release Date25 May 1990
US Box Office$10,000,000
TaglineSaving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy they've turned into a mouse!
GenreFantasy, Family, Horror
Filming LocationsBergen, Hordaland, Norway
Sound MixDolby
Film TypeFeature
Film ClassFairy Tales & Legends, Children's Fantasy
Niche GenreChildren's/Family
MoodFantastic Reality
ThemesWitches, Heroic Mission, Mischievous Children, Nightmare Vacations
TonesAtmospheric, Creepy, Humorous, Menacing

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