All three previously married but now single, best friends sculptress Alex Medford, cellist Jane Spofford and writer Sukie Ridgemont are feeling emotionally and sexually repressed, in large part due to the traditional mores overriding their small New England coastal town of Eastwick. After their latest conversation lamenting about the lack of suitable men in Eastwick and describing the qualities they are looking for in a man, mysterious Daryl Van Horne and his equally mysterious butler Fidel arrive in town. Despite being vulgar, crude, brazen and not particularly handsome, Daryl manages to be able to tap into the innermost emotions of the three friends, and as such manages to seduce each. In turn, the three women blossom emotionally and sexually. After an incident involving one of the town's leading citizens, the ultra conservative Felicia Alden, the three women begin to understand how and why Daryl is able to mesmerize them so fully. The three decide to experiment with some powers ...Written by
One of the movie's taglines, "Something wicked this way comes," is derived from a passage in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Scene IV, Act i. It's spoken, not surprisingly, by the play's Second Witch character. It reads: "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes." The phrase is also the title of a Ray Bradbury novel and movie, the latter of which had debuted about just four years earlier. See more »
Support wires holding Jane as she falls off the balcony. See more »
You don't have to come today, you know, I mean, if you don't want to.
No, sweetheart, I want to, it's just that I have a million things I have to do first.
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Yes, one of the best years for movies. 1987. Tons of great movies came out and this was one of the best! A great mix of dark comedy, thrills and the supernatural. To this day I'm wondering where Michelle P. got those bruises on her face like she was beat up when Jack visits her and it is pouring rain out. Maybe there was a scene that they cut out of the movie? Oh well, this is a great movie with great music, great New England scenery, great direction by Mad Max George Miller and a great screenplay. This is one of the rare cases where the movie is BETTER than the book. Have a devilishly good time with The Witches Of Eastwick, daddy-o! Jack Nick is the coolest cat on Earth!!!
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