The Witches

The Witches (1990)

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Mouse Luke pours the formula into the soup that all the witches (including the grand high witch) eat, they all turn into mice and are killed by the hotel employees. Luke goes back to the grand high witch's room and puts a mail tag on a trunk full of the money that was supposed to be used to buy the sweet shops to turn children into mice. The trunk is sent to his grandmother's house. In the middle of the night, Miss Irvine comes and turns him back into a human, happy that she is now free from the grand high witch.

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Continuity mistake: The position of the hood on the baby stroller as it rolls down the cliffside hills keeps changing from fully down, to halfway up, etc. as Luke chases it.

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Grand High Witch: This stinking little carbuncle has had five hundred doses! Aha, we are having Instantaneous action.

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Trivia: Roald Dahl was happy at learning that Anjelica Huston was playing the Grand High Witch as she was his preferred choice for the role.

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Question: After having so many disappointments over the way that Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was filmed, Roald Dahl swore he would never be involved in any movie that was based on one of his books. How then was the rights to turn the novel "The Witches" into a movie acquired? Wouldn't the director have needed Roald's permission?

Answer: "The Witches" was made twenty years after "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", and in that time television adaptations had been made of "The BFG" and "Danny the Champion of the World" of which Dahl approved, so presumably he had relaxed his view of adaptations of his books - however he did hate the ending of The Witches film.

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