The Witches of Eastwick


1h 58m 1987

Brief Synopsis

An adaptation of John Updike's best-selling novel, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK is a star-studded special-effects extravaganza about the battle of the sexes. A trio of bored, sexually repressed New England women--Alex (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon), and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer), each of them left to live without their respective husbands--innocently conjures up a mysterious stranger who, they are convinced, will relieve their frustrations. This mystery man is Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson), the filthy rich, wild-eyed Devil incarnate, who buys a local mansion.

Film Details

Also Known As
Häxorna i Eastwick, Les Sorcieres d'Eastwick, Sorcieres d'Eastwick, Witches of Eastwick, brujas de Eastwick, Las
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Erotic
Horror
Romance
Release Date
1987
Production Company
Guber/Peters Company; Industrial Light + Magic; Massachusetts Film Office; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; Unique Catering Inc; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Cohasset, Massachusetts, USA; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

An adaptation of John Updike's best-selling novel, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK is a star-studded special-effects extravaganza about the battle of the sexes. A trio of bored, sexually repressed New England women--Alex (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon), and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer), each of them left to live without their respective husbands--innocently conjures up a mysterious stranger who, they are convinced, will relieve their frustrations. This mystery man is Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson), the filthy rich, wild-eyed Devil incarnate, who buys a local mansion.

Cast

Jack Nicholson

Daryl Van Horne

Cher

Alexandra Medford

Susan Sarandon

Jane Spofford

Michelle Pfeiffer

Suki Ridgemont

Veronica Cartwright

Felicia Alden

Richard Jenkins

Clyde Alden

Carel Struycken

Fidel

Keith Jochim

Walter Neff

Helen Lloyd Breed

Mrs Biddle

Caroline Struzik

Carol Medford

Michele Sincavage

Ridgemont Child

Nicol Sincavage

Ridgemont Child

Heather Coleman

Ridgemont Child

Caroline Ditmars

Ridgemont Child

Cynthia Ditmars

Ridgemont Child

Christine Ditmars

Ridgemont Child

Craig Burket

String Quartet Member

Abraham Mishkind

String Quartet Member

Christopher Verrette

String Quartet Member

Becca Lish

Mrs Neff

Ruth Maynard

Mrs Biddle'S Friend

Lansdale Chatfield

1st Doctor

Carol Ita White

Cashier

Babbie Green

Woman At Market

Jane A Johnston

Woman At Market

Merrily Horowitiz

Woman At Market

Harriet Medin

Woman At Market

Margot Dionne

Nurse

James T Boyle

2nd Doctor

John Blood

Deli-Counterman

Ron Campbell

Ice Cream Counterman

Eugene Boles

Minister

Corey Carrier

Lenox School Band Member

Kate Barret

Lenox School Band Member

Dan Edson

Lenox School Band Member

Anthony Falco

Lenox School Band Member

Kevin Goodwin

Lenox School Band Member

Tara Halfpenny

Lenox School Band Member

David Hazel

Lenox School Band Member

Melanie Hewitt

Lenox School Band Member

Matt Kane

Anne Lindgren

Lenox School Band Member

Jessica Macdonald

Lenox School Band Member

Corinna Minnar

Lenox School Band Member

Scott Nickerson

Lenox School Band Member

Stephen Oakes

Lenox School Band Member

Ann Senechal

Lenox School Band Member

James Staunton

Lenox School Band Member

Amy Warner

Lenox School Band Member

Luciano Pavarotti

Performer

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Performer

The Philharmonia Orchestra Of London

Performer

Crew

Phil Abraham

2nd Assistant Camera

Barbara Affonso

Supervisor

Jon Alexander

Optical Camera Operator

Henry Alvarez

Special Makeup Effects Crew Member (Rob Bottin)

Mary Andrews

Adr Editor

Brian Armstrong

2nd Assistant Camera

John A Armstrong

Animator

Wayne Artman

Sound Rerecording Mixer

Lori A Balton

Production Aide

William Barr

Other

Craig Barron

Matte Photography Supervisor (Ilm)

Christine Baur

Stunts

Greg Beaumonte

Production Support Member

Tom Beckert

Sound Rerecording Mixer

James Beshears

Adr Editor Supervisor

Leigh Blicher

Production Support Member

Joanie Blum

Script Supervisor

Antonia Bogdanovich

Production Aide

Robin Borman-wizan

Costumer (Women)

Rob Bottin

Special Makeup Effects Creation; Special Makeup Effects Designer

Lance Brackett

Other

Virginia Burward-hoy

Coach (Cello)

Paul Calabria

Animal Handler

Colin Campbell

Gaffer

Neil Canton

Producer

Dave Carson

Visual Effects Art Direction (Ilm)

Lanny Cermak

Production Support Member

James Chessanthis

Production Aide

David B Cohen

Foley Editor Supervisor

Rob Cohen

Executive Producer

Michael Cristofer

Screenwriter

Tom Dahl

Sound Rerecording Mixer

Hubert C De La Bouillerie

Editor

Ray De La Motte

Camera Operator

Don Devlin

Executive Producer

Karen Dube

Production Support Member

Susan Dudeck

Sound Effects Editor

Chris Dudy

Production Support Member

Cheryl Durham

Production Support Member

Donald Elliott

Special Effects

Chrissie England

Production Supervisor (Ilm)

Leonard Engleman

Makeup

Donna Evans Merlo

Stunts

Fernando Favila

Special Makeup Effects Crew Member (Rob Bottin)

Bob Fernley

Production Support Member

Bob Finley

Other

Robert Finley Iii

Other

Tamara Fites

Special Makeup Effects Crew Member (Rob Bottin)

Erica Flaum

Assistant Editor

Sandy Ford

Other

Richard Francis-bruce

Editor

Warren Franklin

General Manager (Ilm)

Jenny Fulle

Production Support Member

Vincent Galindez

2nd Assistant Camera

Tim Geideman

Other

George Gershwin

Music ("Someone To Watch Over Me")

Ira Gershwin

Lyrics ("Someone To Watch Over Me")

Alan Gibbs

Stunt Coordinator

Michael S Glick

Unit Production Manager

Anthony Goldschmidt

Title Design

Chris Green

Animator

Peter Guber

Producer

Randy Gunter

Property Master Assistant

Lynda Gurasich

Hairstyles

Charles Harrington

Location Manager Assistant

Pamela Havens

Costumer (Women)

Kerry Hayes

Stills

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Todd Heindel

Other

Linda Henrikson

Costume Supervisor

David Heron

Other

Rebecca Heskes

Other

Joe E Hicks

Dolly Grip

Keith Holzman

Music Supervisor

Sandy Houston

Other

Spencer Howard

Production Coordinator (Boston)

Randy Johnson

Camera Assistant

Eddie Jones

Optical Photography Supervisor (Ilm)

Sean Joyce

Matte Painting Artist (Ilm)

Barbara Kalish

Assistant (To Jon Peters)

Richard Kaufman

Coach (Violin)

Pamela J Kaye

Production Support Member

Gabor Kover

1st Assistant Camera

Brad Kuehn

Other

Sherman Labby

Production Illustrator

Louis Lanteri

Special Effects

Mike Lanteri

Special Effects Supervisor

Carol Larkin

Casting Assistant

Renate Leuschner

Hairstyles

Don Levy

Unit Publicist

Victoria Lewis

Modelmaker

Ellen Lichtwardt

Animation Department Supervisor

Ellen Lichtwardt

Animation Supervisor

Mike Mackenzie

Production Support Member

Herb Mandel

Casting (Extras)

Mark Mansbridge

Art Direction

Eddie Marks

Costumer (Men)

Kim Marks

Visual Effects Camera Operator (Ilm)

Ann E Martin

1st Assistant Editor

Tom D May

Bestboy Grip

Patrick Mcardle

Camera Assistant

Carol Mccullough

Stills

Russell Mcentyre

Transportation Coordinator

Zubin Mehta

Music Conductor (London Philharmonic Orchestra)

Samuel L. Mercer

Location Manager

William Messing

Production Aide

Joe D Mitchell

Set Decorator

Susan Montgomery

Production Accountant

Paula Moody

Stunts

Tim Morgan

Other

Leo Murphy

Production Aide

Lori J Nelson

Other

John R Newlan

Sound Effects Editor

Wallis Nicita

Casting Director

Lisa Niedenthal

Production Aide

Kenneth Nishino

1st Assistant Camera

Bob Noland

Color Timer

Peter Norman

Camera Operator

Ben Nye

Makeup

Lynn O'hare

Assistant (To Neil Canton And George Miller)

Harald Ortenburger

Camera Operator

Michael Owens

Special Visual Effects Supervisor

Caris Palm

Camera Assistant

Lauren J Palmer

Adr Editor

Udo Pampel

Production Support Member

Terry Peck

Visual Effects Editor Assistant

Jon Peters

Producer

Arthur Pimentel

Special Makeup Effects Crew Member (Rob Bottin)

Clay Pinney

Special Effects

Polly Platt

Production Designer

Vincent Prentice

Special Makeup Effects Crew Member (Rob Bottin)

Judy Proctor

Other

Giacomo Puccini

Music "Nessun Dorma" ("Turandot")

John Reed

Modelmaker

Arthur Rochester

Sound Mixer

Aggie Guerard Rodgers

Costume Designer

Robert Rutledge

Sound Editor Supervisor

Thomas P Ryba

Special Effects

Marvin Salsberg

Construction Coordinator

Eric H Sandberg

Costumer (Men)

Doug Schulman

Boom Operator

Robert Sessa

Set Designer

Jim Sheppherd

Key Grip

Spike Silver

Stunts

Charles Ewing Smith

Sound Effects Editor

Chris Soldo

1st Assistant Director

Herbert Spencer

Original Music

Robert Spurlock

Special Effects

Scott Squirks

Production Support Member

Jerry R Stanford

Sound Effects Editor

Howard Stein

Visual Effects Editor (Ilm)

Armin Steiner

Music Scoring Mixer

Alicia M Stevenson

Foley Artist

Wayne Stone

Transportation Captain

Eben Stromquist

Creature Construction

Carel Struycken

Music ("Peodora")

Joe Thibo

1st Assistant Camera

Vince Tilker

Production Support Member

Stan Tropp

Set Designer

Pat Turner

Visual Effects Camera Operator (Ilm)

John Updike

Source Material (From Novel)

Michael Van Woert

Bestboy

Mark Wade

Property Master

Bruce Walters

Motion Control Camera Operator

Ken Wannberg

Music Editor

Robert Waxman

Sound Effects Editor

Howie Weed

Creature Construction

Andy Weltman

Production Aide

Richard White

Special Makeup Effects Crew Member (Rob Bottin)

Robin Wilf

Production Aide

John Williams

Music

John Williams

Music Conductor

Marlene Williams

Hairstyles

Kathryn Witte

Visual Effects Coordinator (Ilm)

Bob Yannetti

2nd Assistant Director

William Zsigmond

Dp/Cinematographer

William Zsigmond

Director Of Photography

Film Details

Also Known As
Häxorna i Eastwick, Les Sorcieres d'Eastwick, Sorcieres d'Eastwick, Witches of Eastwick, brujas de Eastwick, Las
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Erotic
Horror
Romance
Release Date
1987
Production Company
Guber/Peters Company; Industrial Light + Magic; Massachusetts Film Office; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; Unique Catering Inc; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Cohasset, Massachusetts, USA; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Award Nominations

Best Score

1987

Best Sound

1987

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video April 27, 1988

Released in United States Summer June 12, 1987

Began shooting July 14, 1986.

Released in United States on Video April 27, 1988

Released in United States Summer June 12, 1987