Willow


2h 6m 1988

Brief Synopsis

In a mystical kingdom, a diminutive young farmer embarks on a quest to protect an enchanted infant from an evil queen. This fantasy epic features magic wands, supernatural fairies, a giant monster with two heads as well as a swaggering warrior.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; South Island, New Zealand; Queenstown, New Zealand; Wales, United Kingdom; Cannon Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 6m

Synopsis

In a mystical kingdom, a diminutive young farmer embarks on a quest to protect an enchanted infant from an evil queen. This fantasy epic features magic wands, supernatural fairies, a giant monster with two heads as well as a swaggering warrior.

Crew

Christos Achilleos

Art Department

John Algar

Accounting Assistant

Robin Allen

Other

John Allenby

Property Master

Rick Allender

Camera Operator

Roy Alon

Stunts

C J Appel

Adr Editor

Janelle Aston

Other

Robyn Austin

Makeup

Sandina Bailo-lape

Sound Effects Editor

Del Baker

Stunts

Ken Baker

Assistant Director

David Balfour

Props

David Banks

Boom Operator

Ken Barker

Stunts

Richard Barker

Assistant Director

Michael Baxter-lax

Stunts

Olive Beard

Special Effects

Paul Beeson

Other

Paul Beeson

Director Of Photography

Peter Bell

Stunts

David Berglas

Consultant

John Bernard

Location Manager

Ellie Bertram

Stunts

Adrian Biddle

Director Of Photography

Adrian Biddle

Other

Keith Blake

Camera

Peter Bonner

Stunts

Brian Bowes

Stunts

Alan Boyle

Makeup

Peter Brace

Stunts

John Brown

Special Effects

Monique Brown

Animatronics

Shaughan Bruce

Stunts

Ken Buckle

Stunts

Rosemary Burrows

Costume Supervisor

Ben Burtt

Sound

Ben Burtt

Sound Designer

Wally Byatt

Camera Operator

Allan Cameron

Production Designer

Joan Carpenter

Hairdresser

Neil Cervin

Camera

Jeremy Child

Assistant Editor

Kevin Chisnall

Special Effects Coordinator

T M Christopher

Assistant Editor

Robin Clark

Assistant Editor

Lee Cleary

Assistant Director

Trish Cohen

Makeup

Luis Colina

Sound Editor

Tim Condren

Stunts

Jack Cooper

Stunts

Chris Corbould

Special Effects

Gerry Crampton

Stunt Coordinator

Graeme Crowther

Stunts

Gloria D'alessandro

Sound Editor

Daniel Dark

Special Effects

Barbara Darragh

Wardrobe

Amelia Davies

Wardrobe Assistant

Kevin Day

Gaffer

Billy Dean

Stunts

Steve Dent

Stunts

Norman Dickens

Wardrobe Assistant

Bob Dolman

Screenplay

Cynthea Dowling

Wardrobe Assistant

Deuel Droogan

Assistant Director

Nick Dudman

Visual Effects Designer

Nick Dudman

Makeup

Michael Dunleavy

Special Effects

Teresa Eckton

Sound Effects Editor

Eddie Eddon

Stunts

Sadie Eden

Stunts

Mark Ellis

Grip

Steve Emerson

Stunts

Lorely Farley

Script Supervisor

Max Faulkner

Stunts

Eleanor Fazan

Choreographer

Stuart Fell

Stunts

Eithne Fennell

Hairdresser

Andres Fernandez

Wardrobe Supervisor

Nick Finlayson

Special Effects

John Flemming

Grip

Dorothy Ford

Stunts

Terry Forrestal

Stunts

Kevin Freemantle

Accountant

Rob Fruchtman

Dialogue Editor

Mike Fuller

Camera Operator

Tex Fuller

Stunts

Laurie Gaskill

Animal Trainer

Jeremy Gibbs

Assistant Editor

Nick Gillard

Stunts

Jean Giraud

Art Department

Romo Gorrara

Stunts

Danny Graber

Animal Supplier

Martin Grace

Stunts

Paul Grant

Stunts

Richard Graydon

Stunts

Nicky Gregory

Other

Kim Gunter

Other

Jill Gutteridge

Location Manager

Fred Haggarty

Stunts

Richard Hammatt

Stunts

Keith Hamshere

Photography

Dan Hanley

Editor

Jez Harris

Prosthetics

Mark Harris

Stunts

Ruth Hasty

Sound Editor

Karam Hau

Stunts

Paul Heasman

Stunts

Paul Hedges

Props

Jim Henrikson

Music Editor

Frank Henson

Stunts

Graham High

Prosthetics

Michael Hill

Editor

Janet Hirshenson

Casting

Richard Hiscott

Editor

Bill Hobbs

Stunt Coordinator

Nick Hobbs

Stunts

Dave Holland

Stunts

James Horner

Music

Billy Horrigan

Stunts

Martin Hume

Camera Operator

Ali Hunter

Caterer

Walter Huse

Grip

Tim Hutchinson

Art Director

Richard Hymns

Sound Editor

Clint Ingram

Special Effects

Steve Ingram

Special Effects

Geoff Jamieson

Grip

Jazzer Jays

Stunts

Jane Jenkins

Casting

Barry Johnson

Stunts

Martin Johnson

Stunts

Tom Johnson

Foley

Tom Johnson

Adr

Joe Johnston

Associate Producer

Sally Jones

Script Supervisor

Val Jones-klein

Prosthetics

Jim Kane

Grip

Paul Keily

Other

Brian Kemp

Gaffer

Martin Kenzie

Camera

Beverley Keogh

Casting

Vincent Kkeane

Stunts

Amanda Knight

Makeup

Eddie Knight

Makeup

Kathleen Korth

Assistant Editor

Barbara Lane

Costume Designer

Robin Lee

Sound Editor

Tim Lee

Stunts

Tommy Lee

Other

Maggie Lewin

Wardrobe Assistant

Stephen Lloyd

Special Effects

Lee Electric Ltd

Lighting

George Lucas

From Story

George Lucas

Executive Producer

George Lucas

Story By

Tom Lucy

Stunts

Jo Lumsden

Stunts

Andrew Macritchie

Assistant Editor

Catherine Madigan

Production Coordinator

John Mahaffie

Camera Operator

Tommie Manderson

Makeup

Vicki Manning

Production Manager

Julia Mansford

Wardrobe

Barbara Margerrison

Assistant

Louisa Marie

Assistant

Daphne Martin

Hairdresser

Robert Marty

Sound Editor

Tina Maskell

Stunts

Michael J Mcalister

Special Effects

Mark Mcbride

Stunts

Sean Mccabe

Stunts

Bronco Mcloughlin

Stunts

Greig Mcritchie

Original Music

Wayne Michaels

Stunts

John Miles

Construction Manager

Dickie Mills

Makeup

Nicky Mitchell

Other

Chrissy Monk

Stunts

John Morris

Special Effects

Ken Morris

Digital Effects Supervisor

David Motta

Sound

Peter Munt

Stunts

Micky Murchan

Construction Manager

Dennis Muren

Special Effects

Shawn Murphy

Music

Shawn Murphy

Sound

Valentino Musetti

Stunts

Gerard Naprous

Stunts

Rachel Neale

Location Manager

Murray Newey

Production Manager

Roy O'connor

Props

Shaun O'dell

Camera Operator

Katie O'keefe

Other

Shane O'neill

Camera

E Larry Oatfield

Dialogue Editor

Toni Okerse

Other

Russell Olds

Other

Mark Olsen

Camera Focus Puller

Jenny Oznowicz

Assistant Editor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; South Island, New Zealand; Queenstown, New Zealand; Wales, United Kingdom; Cannon Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 6m

Award Nominations

Best Sound Effects Sound Editing

1988

Best Visual Effects

1988

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring May 20, 1988

Released in United States on Video November 23, 1988

Released in United States November 1988

Shown at FestRio in Brazil November 17-26, 1988.

Formerly distributed in USA on video by Columbia Pictures Home Video.

Completed shooting August 8, 1987.

Began shooting April 27, 1987.

Released in United States Spring May 20, 1988

Released in United States on Video November 23, 1988

Released in United States November 1988 (Shown at FestRio in Brazil November 17-26, 1988.)