Plot & Details
The Witches of Eastwick, a memorable comedy with a dark edge, is based upon a novel by John Updike. On Thursday nights three female friends -- Alex (Cher), Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Jane (Susan Sarandon) -- meet to chug martinis, learn Chinese aphrodisiac cooking and lament the scarcity of eligible men. As they sit around, they fantasize about and describe their idea of the ideal male. Arriving in town the following day is Satan, disguised as mysterious stranger Darrell Van Horn (Jack Nicholson). One by one, Van Horne seduces each of the women. Then, strange things begin to happen. When the town matriarch Felicia (Veronica Cartwright) publicly denounces Van Horne, she sustains a nasty compound fracture. When she forces her editor husband to publish a story about Van Horne's sexual antics, Darrell gets his revenge with revoltingly large amounts of cherries. The women now see that they may be in danger and begin to plot their escape.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama,Romance
- Run Time: 118min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/12/1987
- DVD Release Date: 08/20/1997
- Distributor(s): Warner Bros.
- Director(s): George Miller
- Starring: Jack Nicholson , Cher , Susan Sarandon , Michelle Pfeiffer , Veronica Cartwright
- Themes: Suburban Dysfunction,Women's Friendship,Mysterious Strangers,Witches
- Tone: Creepy,Fanciful,Humorous,Quirky,Sexual,Understated
- Keywords: Satan,battle-of-the-sexes,cello,church,flying,ice-cream,pregnancy,promiscuity,sexual-fantasy,small-town,witchcraft
- Country of Origin: USA (06-12-1987)
- Language: English
|Year||Award||Category||Cast & Crew||Result|
|1987||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Sound||Wayne Artman||Nominated|
|1987||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Sound||Tom Beckert||Nominated|
|1987||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Sound||Tom E. Dahl||Nominated|
|1987||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Sound||Art Rochester||Nominated|
|1987||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Score||John Williams||Nominated|