The Crucible


2h 3m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. Perched on the edge of a continent is a community dedicated to the service of God. A gang of teenage girls, stifled by the crushing piety of their elders, dance naked in the woods. One girl, Abigail Williams -- her innocence lost in the bed of John Proctor, a married farm

Film Details

Also Known As
Crucible, Häxjakten, La chasse aux sorcières, chasse aux sorcières
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Hog Island, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Synopsis

Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. Perched on the edge of a continent is a community dedicated to the service of God. A gang of teenage girls, stifled by the crushing piety of their elders, dance naked in the woods. One girl, Abigail Williams -- her innocence lost in the bed of John Proctor, a married farmer -- drinks a charm to kill his wife. And suddenly, the Devil is loose in Salem. The girls are discovered and, spurred on by their terrified accusations, the entire village is consumed by cries of witchcraft. One by one, the blameless victims of mass hysteria are torn from their homes until, inexorably, Abigail's vengeance is turned on Proctor's wife.

Crew

Christopher Ackland

Sound Editor

Jeff Aghassi

Assistant Location Manager

Brian Albushies

Accountant

Michael E Allegretto

Craft Service

Jeffrey Amaral

Electrician

Amy Andrews

Costumes

Bill Andrulitis

Animal Wrangler

Tariq Anwar

Editor

Jan Archibald

Hair Stylist

Jonathan Askew

Carpenter

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Michael Barosky

Sound Mixer

Tom Barrett

Best Boy Grip

Allison Barton

Grip

William Baynham

Carpenter

Bob Becchio

Assistant Camera Operator

Lee Beckett

Assistant

David Beckwith

Carpenter

Diane Bennette

Animal Wrangler

William Bergland

Carpenter

John Bettencourt

Carpenter

Joe Biggins

Set Production Assistant

Lisa M Bock

Set Production Assistant

Melissa Bolton

Set Production Assistant

Matt Bouldry

Extras Casting Assistant

Dina Brendlinger

Assistant Production Coordinator

Arnold F Brown

Grip

David W Brown

Other

Brian Buckley

Carpenter

Sarah Jackson Burt

On-Set Dresser

Travis G Bush

Assistant

James Calleri

Casting Associate

Paula Carbone

Other

Tim W Carroll

Other

Tim Cavagin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lieutenant Governor Argeo Paul Cellucci

Special Thanks To

James Champoux

Carpenter

Regina Clark

Other

Peter C Clarke

Props Assistant

Jacqueline Cody

Other

David Colantuoni

Carpenter

Daniel Collins

Animal Wrangler

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Kevin Connolly

Other

Drew Conroy

Animal Wrangler

Peter W Cook

Consultant

Dan Courchaine

Other

Jerry Courser

Animal Wrangler

William Courtney

Animal Wrangler

Julian Coutts

Set Production Assistant

Dirk Wallace Craft

Assistant Director

Bob Crowley

Costume Designer

Robert Cuddy

Electrician

Mary Cybulski

Script Supervisor

Kassandra D'alessandro

Costumes

Blaise Dahlquist

Rigging Gaffer

Dr. Roger Danchik

On-Set Dresser

Jon Davidson

Production Accountant

Robin Dawson

Special Thanks To

Rick Deacon

Other

Steve Deboer

Carpenter

Jerry Decarlo

Hair Stylist

Christine V Desrochers

Other

Cheryl Dewardemer

Carpenter

Mary E Dicicco

Other

Michael Dick

Other

Naomi Donne

Makeup

Richard L Doucette

Carpenter

Ken Doyle

On-Set Dresser

Abigail Drury

Other

Mike Dso

Grip

Andrew Dunn

Director Of Photography

Andrew Dunn

Dp/Cinematographer

Eddie Evans

Key Grip

James B Faulkner

Carpenter

John Favre

Stunts

Lucy Fawcett

Foley Artist

Michael Fedack

Dolly Grip

George Fenton

Music Conductor

Stan Fiferman

Foley Editor

Mark Fitzgerald

Location Assistant

Elizabeth Flaherty

Art Department Coordinator

Francis L Foley

Production

Charlie Foster

Carpenter

Chris Fousek

Carpenter

Rafael Fraguada

Carpenter

Chris Frank

Props Assistant

Edward A Frisbie

Animal Wrangler

Lisa Frucht

Costume Supervisor

George Funton

Music Composer

Joseph Gagliardi

Transportation Captain

David Galbraith

Assistant Camera Operator

Howard Garrett

Casting Associate

Frank W Garrison

Carpenter

Julia M Garrison

Other

John Gates

Grip

Claire Gaul

Set Decorator

Sheila Gentile

Costumes

Dale Gibson

Stunts

Joe Gilmore

Dialogue Editor

Jess Gonchor

Foreman

Paul W. Gorfine

Other

Tim Grafft

Special Thanks To

First Sergeant Martin Graney

Special Thanks To

Elizabeth Green

Set Production Assistant

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Pauline Griffiths

Foley Artist

Matt Grimes

Assistant Sound Editor

Pat Grosswendt

Gaffer

David Gulick

Property Master

Neil Gustafson

Carpenter

Barnaby Hall

Production Assistant

Maryellen Hanlon

Production Assistant

John Harajovic

Carpenter

Christian Harmony

Other

Charles Harrington

Location Manager

John Hermansen

Set Production Assistant

Lawrence Heyman

Other

Christian Hollyer

Office Assistant

Mary Hopkins

Other

Paul Hulme

Music

Dean Humphreys

Rerecording

Mark C Hutchinson

Set Production Assistant

Donna Isaacson

Casting

Timothy C Jackson

Carpenter

William Jakielaszek

Special Effects

Theodore Janello

Carpenter

Kevin Kammer

Location Assistant

Christian Kaplan

Casting Associate

Bernard C Karol

Electrician

William Karp

Carpenter

Chris Kaseta-cornelius

Other

Alan S Kaye

Set Designer

Paula Kelly

Makeup Artist

David Kennard

Animal Wrangler

Lilly Kilvert

Production Designer

Gary L King

Special Effects

Lynn Kippax

Carpenter

Todd Kleitsch

Makeup Artist

Scott Kowalchyk

Set Production Assistant

Namthip Kumpiranonth

Craft Service

Jessica Lanier

Set Decorator

David Larue

Grip

Larry Laurent

Other

Diane Laurienzo

Other

Bob Laux

Production

Steven E Lawler

Carpenter

Bill Leclair

Carpenter

Lisa Lesniak

Costumes

Eric Levenson

Other

Mitchell Levin

Associate Producer

Timothy Lewis

Carpenter

Christopher Lloyd

Music Editor

Karen Lloyd

Costumes

Lori A. Lopes

Art Assistant

Nick Lowe

Adr Editor

Barbara Lowes

Animal Wrangler

Bruce Maccallum

Camera Operator

Angelika A Macclellan

Costumes

James Macdonald

Medic

Cynthia Mae

Special Thanks To

Lenny Manzo

Other

Stacy Mar

Art Assistant

Seth March

Other

Ted Marshall

Other

Brick Mason

Production

Eric Matheson

Carpenter

William R Mayberry

Best Boy

John J Mccarthy

Carpenter

Susan P Mccarthy

Production Coordinator

Jenny E Mccracken

Other

Michael A Mccue

Assistant Director

John Mchugh

Carpenter

Robert Mckown

Carpenter

Ray Mclaughlin

Electrician

Jean-paul Menard

On-Set Dresser

Karen Menze

Other

Andrew L Messersmith

Animal Wrangler

Carla Meyer

Consultant

Rebekah V Michaels

Assistant

Arthur Miller

Screenplay

Arthur Miller

Play As Source Material

Robert A Miller

Producer

Kathy Mills

Other

Vanessa Mills

Other

Jessica A Milstein

Other

Louis Montejano

Set Designer

Kris Moran

Props Assistant

Linda Murphy

Boom Operator

Nick Navarro

Set Designer

Carolyn Noonan

Assistant Production Accountant

Christopher Noonan

Carpenter

Patrick R Noonan

Accounting Assistant

William O'brien

Transportation Coordinator

Karen O'leary

Costumes

Richard Oswald

Assistant Director

Anthony D. Parrillo

Art Assistant

Rich Pashayan

Carpenter

Jim Passanante

Other

Bruce Paul

Special Thanks To

Film Details

Also Known As
Crucible, Häxjakten, La chasse aux sorcières, chasse aux sorcières
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Hog Island, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Award Nominations

Best Adapted Screenplay

1996

Best Supporting Actress

1996
Joan Allen

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 27, 1996

Released in United States December 11, 1996

Expanded Release in United States December 18, 1996

Expanded Release in United States January 3, 1997

Released in United States on Video July 1, 1997

Released in United States February 1997

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 13-24, 1997.

Joan Allen received the 1996 award for Best Supporting Actress from the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Completed shooting November 18, 1995.

Yorktown Productions, Norman Jewison's production company, was originally attached to produce with Jewison directing.

Began shooting September 11, 1995.

Adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic and controversial play produced originally in 1953 at the height of McCarthyism.

Released in United States Fall November 27, 1996

Released in United States December 11, 1996 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States December 18, 1996

Expanded Release in United States January 3, 1997

Released in United States on Video July 1, 1997

Released in United States February 1997 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 13-24, 1997.)