The Witches

The Witches (1990)

Visible crew/equipment: When the baby in the baby stroller is rolling down the cliff hills, a safety wire attached to it is briefly visible, as Luke chases after it.

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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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Continuity mistake: The position of the drawing Luke holds, as he lies down on the bed talking to his Grandma, changes. Also, the Grandma (Helga) picks one drawing up twice between shots.

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Trivia: In the ending for the book, the boy stays a mouse, as opposed to the movie, where he becomes human again. Roald Dahl hated the movie ending.

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Trivia: A lot of the witches who attend the Grand High Witches meeting are actually men dressed in women's clothing.

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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: What's the ending in the UK version of the film? Is it different from the US version?

Chosen answer: The boy/mouse goes back to England with his Grandmother and he tells her that he managed to get all the Grand High Witch's money and book of witches. Then a witch comes along and changes him back to a boy.

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Question: How did Luke's parents die?

Chosen answer: In a car crash.

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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?

Chosen 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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