The Witches (1990 movie)

1990 film directed by Nicolas Roeg

The Witches is a 1990 dark fantasy comedy movie directed by Nicolas Roeg. It was produced by Jim Henson and starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson, and Jasen Fisher. It is based on the 1983 book of the same name by Roald Dahl.

The Witches
Directed byNicolas Roeg
Screenplay byAllan Scott
Based onThe Witches
by Roald Dahl
Produced by
CinematographyHarvey Harrison
Edited byTony Lawson
Music byStanley Myers
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release dates
  • 25 May 1990 (1990-05-25) (United Kingdom)
  • 24 August 1990 (1990-08-24) (United States)
Running time
91 minutes[1]
CountriesUnited Kingdom
United States
Box office$15.3 million[2]


  1. "The Witches (PG) (CUT)". British Board of Film Classification. 4 May 1990. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  2. "The Witches (1990)". The Numbers. Retrieved 10 April 2017.