Share

Watch It

Enter your location to get local movie times + tickets:
On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: Now

Matilda Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Based on the book Matilda, by British children's author Roald Dahl, this film moves the setting from the U.K. to the U.S.; otherwise it follows the original closely. Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. As she grows older, she begins to discover that she has telekinetic powers. Not until a teacher shows her kindness for the first time does she realize that she can use those powers to do something about her sufferings and help her friends as well. Villains from the awful Miss Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), headmistress of her miserable school Crunchem Hall, to her parents and older brother begin to feel her ire. Look for Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman) in a small part as an FBI agent investigating Matilda's shady father. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

  • Release date:August 2, 1996

Cast

Mara Wilson
as Matilda Wormwood
Danny DeVito
as Harry Wormwood
Rhea Perlman
as Mrs. Wormwood
Embeth Davidtz
as Miss Honey
Pam Ferris
as Agatha Trunchbull
Paul Reubens
as Bob, FBI Agent
Jon Lovitz
as Million $ Sticky Host
Kiami Davael
as Lavender
Jean Speegle Howard
as Miss Phelps
Tracey Walter
as Bill, FBI Agent
Brian Levinson
as Michael
Fred Scialla
as Stand-In

Crew

Danny DeVito
Director
Danny DeVito
Producer
Michael Siegel
Producer
Michael Shamberg
Producer
Stacey Sher
Producer
Roald Dahl
Book Author
Nicholas Kazan
Screenwriter
Robin Swicord
Screenwriter
Stefan Czapsky
Cinematographer
David Newman
Composer (Music Score)
David Newman
Songwriter
Lynzee Klingman
Editor
Brent White
Editor
Bill Brzeski
Production Designer
Joshua Levinson
Associate Producer
Michael Peyser
Executive Producer
Martin Bregman
Executive Producer
Andrew Neskoromny
Set Designer
Barbara Mesney
Set Designer
Sharon Alshams
Set Designer
Jane Ruhm
Costume Designer
Cara Giallanza
First Assistant Director
Renee Rousselot
Casting
David Kelson
Sound Mixer
Chris Watts
Special Effects Supervisor
Advertisement