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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. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

  • Release date:June 12, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Jack Nicholson Best Actor 1986 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Jack Nicholson Best Actor 1987 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom Beckert Best Sound 1987 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Williams Best Score 1987 Nominee

Cast

Jack Nicholson
as Daryl Van Horne
Cher
as Alexandra Medford
Susan Sarandon
as Jane Spofford
Michelle Pfeiffer
as Sukie Ridgemont
Veronica Cartwright
as Felicia Alden
Richard Jenkins
as Clyde Alden
Keith Jochim
as Walter Neff
Carel Struycken
as Fidel
John Blood
as Deli Counterman
Becca Lish
as Mrs. Neff
Heather Coleman
as Ridgemont Child
Eugene Boles
as Minister
Lansdale Chatfield
as Doctor
Corey Carrier
as Lenoi School Band (cymbals)
Harriet Medin
as Woman at Market
Margot Dionne
as Nurse
Caroline Struzik
as Carol Medford
Ron Campbell
as Ice-Cream Counterman
Ruth Maynard
as Mrs. Biddle's Friend
Helen Lloyd Breed
as Mrs. Biddle
Carole Ita White
as Cashier

Crew

George Miller
Director
Neil Canton
Producer
Rob Cohen
Producer
Jon Peters
Producer
Peter Guber
Producer
Michael Cristofer
Screenwriter
Vilmos Zsigmond
Cinematographer
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Francis-Bruce
Editor
Hubert de la Bouillerie
Editor
Polly Platt
Production Designer
Mark Mansbridge
Art Director
Don Devlin
Executive Producer
Rob Cohen
Executive Producer
Stan Tropp
Set Designer
Robert Sessa
Set Designer
Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Costume Designer
Michael Lantieri
Special Effects
Rob Bottin
Special Effects
Chris Soldo
First Assistant Director
Ellen Lichtwardt
Animator
Donna Evans
Stunts
Christine Baur
Stunts
Spike Silver
Stunts
Wallis Nicita
Casting
Michael S. Glick
Production Manager
Leonard Engelman
Makeup
Rob Bottin
Makeup Special Effects
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