• The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

The Witches of Eastwick

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: August 20th, 1997

R |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

Three small-town friends, Alexandra (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon) and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer), each having lost the man in their lives, are feeling unfulfilled -- until a furtive stranger, Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson), arrives and begins courting each of them in turn. Eventually, Daryl tells them that they are witches. But as the three friends spend more time at his mansion, enjoying themselves and learning about their powers, they begin to worry about Daryl's ultimate intentions.

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Cher , Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Veronica Cartwright, Richard Jenkins, Keith Jochim, Carel Struycken

Director: George Miller

Genres: Fantasy , Comedy

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Kennedy Miller Productions, Guber-Peters Company

Keywords: 1980s, Witty

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Witches of Eastwick is an uproarious and entirely successful attempt to examine the differences between the sexes by couching the examination in mythological terms. [12 June 1987]

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    There are some moments in The Witches of Eastwick that stretch uncomfortably for effects - the movie's climax is overdone, for example - and yet a lot of the time this movie plays like a plausible story about implausible people. The performances sell it. And the eyebrows. show more

  • 60
    Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Unfortunately, after a terrific, deliciously devious first hour, this sophisticated, comic sex battle soars out of control, blown by its own creative excesses. show more

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Nominated Sound
Winner Achievement in Special Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Music (Original Score)